"Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will grow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!" Proverbs 3:7-8 MESSAGE
This was the verse God gave Pete last week when we chose to believe He would heal Pete's wrist without the aid of surgery. The doc had laid down the gauntlet of challenge saying, "barring anything miraculous holding these bones together, surgery will be inevitable." We believe in the the God of miracles and we felt Pete's faith was given an opportunity to grow.
Wednesday, Pete was annointed with oil and joined in agreement of faith and prayed over for healing of the wrist. Nothing incredible, nothing spectacular was heard or felt. Doubt, anxiety it played a little part as we waited 24 hours for the next set of xrays to show the evidence of healing.
Thursday morning the doctor said he could not believe the bones were still in place. He couldn't promise that surgery would make it any better. He agreed to leave it alone and see what happens. Still, evidence of doubt in his voice.
Throughout the weekend, Pete could feel twitches, pressure, activity in the arm. He was so affraid the bones were drifting apart. Quickly, dismissing the doubt and anxiety I quipped, "No. The bones are vibrating with life!" We prayed again and again, thanking God for the healing He was performing but secretly our hearts still wondered. "Is this too good to be true. Is God truly choosing to heal this bone or are we going to be disappointed?"
Monday morning. Another x-ray. We both wait, anticipating the doctors words. Finally, he enters with a smile, puts up the x-rays for us to see and with a chuckle in his voice says, "I can't believe it but your wrist looks even better than it did on Thursday! I really expected to see the wrist bones totally drifting apart. But they appear to look more mended and better aligned than last Thursday!"
Whooohoooo! A faith the size of a mustard seed was being honored for the glory of God! Unable to hold it in, Pete shared with the doc what God was doing; that we were trusting God to perform the miraculous.
Monday...another check up. More of the miraculous testament!
I just love this story. We all doubt that our wonderful God will come through for us, because sadly, we remember the people he doesn't heal....like my Mom and my aunt. Our problem is that we don't see the whole picture like God does. And how God weaves it all so intricately together never ceases to amaze me!ReplyDelete
You're right. We are so blinded and inhibited by ourselves, our histories and our small views of the universe. But, when we step aside and trust God to be God we can usher in His kingdom for His purposes whatever the outcome on our end.ReplyDelete