Healer. Comfort. Everything.
Thanks to Jonathan Pearson for sharing with us how his life has changed by the mysterious and unending love of Jesus.
Because of Jesus.
That really sums up my story, my life, my motivation for living, my decision making, my everything. I’ve been blessed beyond measure and cared for beyond what I deserved.
During my junior year of high school, I began to have a lot of headaches.
Not just normal headaches.
They were rough headaches.
They happened more and more frequently as time went on and took more and more of a toll on my ability to go to school and live a ‘normal’ teenage life. Tears would run down my cheek, I’d often throw up, and I’d spend most of many nights staring at the ceiling in the dark, praying the headache would go away.
And so, my mother eventually did what any good mom would do…
she took me to the doctor.
After seeing several doctors specializing in an array of things, I wound up at a neurologist.
Hearing what every other doctor til that point had said, the neurologist looked at my 17 year old self and my mom and said,
‘We’re going to have to run further tests. It could or could not be a mass of some kind.”
So, after many different doctors, a ton of tests, and a few months of worry, the test results came back.
That was great news.
As it turned out, all the confusion and torture was due to a medicine I was on to treat acne.
During that time in my life though…
For that period of waiting to see…
It was like I knew Jesus on a deeper level.
Like He was fighting for me.
He was suffering FOR me.
It was during that time that I saw, felt, heard, and knew Jesus was obviously with me for the first time in my life. I swore I’d spend the rest of my life helping other people know that same Jesus.
And I have… to the best I can.
He’s our healer.
He’s our comfort.
He’s our substitute.
He’s our motivation.
He’s our everything.
Jonathan Pearson is a millennial with a heart to reshape the world. He is the Communications and Online Campus Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church, an ethnically-reflective church with multiple campuses, and Assistant Director of The Sticks, an organization that inspires small city leaders to lead BIG. Jonathan is also the co-creator of MillennialLeader.com, an online community for young leaders. Jonathan writes, tweets, & speaks to inspire people to work together to reshape the world. Jonathan can be found online at JonathanPearson.net and on twitter as @JonathanPearson. Jonathan is married to Melissa and the two live in Orangeburg,SC.
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About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.