‘Tis the season to be jolly. We have so much to celebrate this year! And every year, of course. Thanks to all who read my last post and prayed–the Lord answered! WHAT?! I know, right? Sometimes we don’t even expect Him to show up. I’m SO glad He is able and willing to do more than we could ever ask or imagine!
Anyway, when I last posted, my friend’s liver was extremely enlarged and caused her a lot of pain, nausea, and trouble breathing. She could feel her liver in her back. You might know that this is a big, big deal. Her doctor called for an immediate PET scan and advised her to increase her pain medication. Which obviously wouldn’t solve anything. We kept praying, and that night she slept in peace, pain abated! Then the next day the results showed more cancer on her liver, but when she went to her oncologist to discuss it, he could not feel her liver anymore! It shrunk back to normal size without a reason. He called it “remarkable”. We call it “Answered Prayer”, a miracle! And we call He who answered, the Prince of Peace, Our Healer, Mighty God, and King of Kings.
More good news, too! Another friend, Leigh, has been suffering with an immune disorder for several years. I don’t know the whole order and layout of issues, but it is really debilitating and requires a lot of treatment just to be sort of stable. But He has really healed her recently, including an ongoing really bad eye issue plus new bloodwork showed she didn’t have the immune disorder!
I really wanted to share this stuff to raise more awareness for the power of prayer, the One who answers, and to credit the One who knows what we each go through. But I also wanted to share the hope that goes with it–these women were not diagnosed one way then stumbled across a great treatment. These women were suffering, big time, for years and years, with no good news or relief in sight. But they remained steadfast in prayer and hope, whether for healing, or for wisdom, or just help. And long after most of us stopped expecting big changes, He broke through and healed them! He doesn’t stop working, even when we stop caring. And He doesn’t stop caring even when we don’t think He is working. He is much too big for that manger they laid Him in. Let’s seek all of Him this Christmas!
“My speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Cor 2:2-5