July 1, 2013 -    2 Comments   |   704 Views

Lord, I’m listening…

It’s funny how the Lord can speak to you…

I was waiting for the train today after work and this woman passes by and is lifting her legs as she’s walking. I look at her and sort of laugh and say, “..getting your exercise?” She said, “No, I’m sore..” She continued to tell me that she was doing rehab and how they made her body hurt. I said, “Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better!”

“oooo! ” I said under my breath.. I had just spoken to myself. …Sometimes its gets worse before it gets better..WOW!

re·ha·bil·i·tate   1. To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education.

I said, “I think they do that because they are trying to strengthen the other muscles so that it won’t be so hard on the hurt area..”  I didn’t even realize that I was talking to myself..that the Lord was trying to give me comfort in those words.

A co-worker encouraged me today and reminded me of how things are really coming together for me and to just stay focused on God.

It isn’t easy sometimes. This is probably the hardest trial that I’ve had to face, in so many ways, but also at the same time God is really blessing me. He’s conditioning me. He’s strengthening me so when things come at me and touch things that are close to me I can stand and not waiver. Just like this woman on the bus. She had to go through some aches and pains to get stronger so that the area that needed to be healed would be relieved of some of the pain and pressure so that it could heal.

The funny things is I don’t feel sad anymore. I have faith that God is really doing something.. even though I don’t understand. I guess some of those hurt areas in my life are getting a chance to heal. Through this trial, and many others I have been strengthened and put back together and set like a broken bone would be in a cast.

Isn’t God amazing? How He can use the most awful, hurtful things and make them beautiful again. How He can restore us to good health and into a useful life.. His Awesome Rehabiliation!


My name is Celia De Leon and I am 41 years old. I have an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Music and Video Business. I gave my life to the Lord the early part of 1997 and have been serving him ever since. I completed my Ministry course at the Potter's House of Dallas in June of 2011 and have since moved on to serve at Citichurch of Dallas on the Praise and Worship team.
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  • Pain and gain often go hand in hand. Thanks for your post.
    I like your drawing very much; simple and expressive, and it makes me happy.

    • Thanks but I can’t take the credit for drawing that! But it exemplifies how I am feeling!
      Be blessed!

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