Thank you everyone for your prayers! You have been a blessing. We went to the doctor for her check up and new x-rays. The doctor found that her spine has curved further and insisted that I schedule surgery right away. (Surgery takes 3-4 hours with a 3-6 month recovery and a 2 week hospital stay)
Well, this was our doctor visit: The assistant came into our room and began insisting we schedule surgery asap. In a rush, she went on to talk about the metal rod, hospital stay, pain and metal screws they were going to put in her back. My daughter started to cry uncontrollably and the assistant kept going on and on with hopeless doom. So I said, “ I want a few more months of physical therapy and another brace for her back ” (since she outgrew the last one), but she refused. I insisted more and she refused again. I was told that the brace and therapy would make no difference. We went back and forth and I said, “You’ve only spoken hopelessness to us, haven’t you ever seen anyone get better or healed?” She was quiet, looked down and quietly said “yes…. but….” she said “it’s very rare”. Then she walked out.
With my daughter still in tears, the doctor walks in and says, “What are you scared of? Why are you upset? I want you to talk to me”. My daughter sits up, chokes the tears back and with great boldness and a finger pointed, she says “I’m not having surgery, I don’t need surgery. I know you and everyone else in this office thinks I need surgery, but I know God is going to heal me!” Silence…. in the room – whoa, I look at the doctor, and he says “Well, I hope you prove me wrong”. So with that he allowed us 4-5 more months of therapy and prescribed a new brace to be made for her back.
As we were leaving, we were introduced to another teenager who had the surgery 2 years ago. She and her father spoke with us. She was so sweet and told my daughter about her experience. She was no longer in pain and she actually grew taller after the surgery. She told my daughter not to worry , just make sure to fix her hair before surgery, because the snarls in her hair were the most painful to brush out – lol. I left the office with a supernatural peace in my heart, knowing that everything is in God’s hands. I know that ALL things work out for good and for His glory. I also know, that without a doubt, we will have a new testimony to share of God glory. That I know.
I am not going to worry about tomorrow, but I will be thankful for this day. Like the proverbs 31 woman, I am not bothered or shaken by man’s words of doom for the future. Like the tree in Jeremiah 17:7-8, I stand unshaken, like the 3 men –Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, I will say “ My God, who I serve is able to deliver us from the fiery furnace and He will deliver us, but if not, let it be known, that we bow down to no other god but the Lord God Almighty”.
“ All our infirmities, whatever they are, are just opportunities for God to display His gracious work in us. Oh, my brothers and sisters, you will not do better , after all, than to quote scripture, especially in prayer! There are no prayers so good as those that are full of the Word of God! May all our speech be flavored with texts” (Spurgeon 1893 Sermon 2310,)
Each day the Lord gives me new scripture that crushes any doubt and worry. Here are a few I have found in the last few days that I meditate and think on:
He is faithful Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Heb 10:23
Don’t Worry: Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand. Phil 4:6
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. Awake, my glory!Awake, lute and harp!I will awaken the dawn Psalm 57:7
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25
“I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Isaiah 51:12
they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me Isaiah 49:23
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. Ps 84:11
Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19
Don’t doubt; Faith is Powerful My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:2
He (Abraham) did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:20-22
What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” mark 9:23-24
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. Matthew 21:21
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:23
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1 Peter 1:7
“In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.” Eph 6:16
I walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Cor 5:7
Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace Luke 7:50
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
God hears (Gen 21:14-21, 1 Kings 17:8-24, Luke 8:40-48) The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice. For the Lord hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise his imprisoned people. I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them. Ps 34:17Ps 55:17Ps 69:33Ps 116:1Psalm 145:19
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous. Prvb 15:29
I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! Isaiah 65:24
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me. Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come. Look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it Ps 86:7 Jer 33:3 Hab 1:5
God will receive Glory in all things because He makes ALL things work together for good for those who love Him.
But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” John 11:4 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. John 9:3-4
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose Romans 8:28
His Ways are above my ways and His word never comes back void “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Is 55:8-9
He heals O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.For His anger is but for a moment,His favor is for life;Weeping may endure for a night,But joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:2-5
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled. Ps 6:2
The Lord is our healer! – Exodus 15:26 I am the Lord that heals you. Exodus 23:25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you. (Deu 7:15)
He took our sickness and He heals all manner of sickness and disease. Matthew 4:23 Matthew 8:17 Matthew 8:17 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. (Isa 53:)17. He sends His word and Heals His people. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. (Ps 107:20).
O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed mePs 30:2.
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Ps 103:3
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Ps 107:20 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. Prvb 3:8
For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh Prvrb 4:22
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
“I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the Lord, “And I will heal him.” Isaiah 57:19
Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guardIsaiah 58:8
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
Here is a recent youtube I watched that encouraged me and kept my faith strong
You are the mighty healer and I have seen you do great and mighty things. I bring Hannah before you for healing, that her spine would be made whole and Your Name would be glorified. Please align her spine to wholeness and take away her pain. I pray that sickness, pain, and scoliosis have not place or power in her life. Protect Hannah in Jesus name. Your Word says, ” he sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction’s” (Psalm 107:20) Lord, I pray that you would touch Hannah’s back and make her whole and well again by your healing power- You are the God who heals. Please restore her to total health. I ask that you would make her spine whole again, and cast out this scoliosis in Jesus name. May your light break forth like the morning and healing spring forth speedily for Hannah. Thank you that you sent your Son Jesus Christ, who bore our sins in His own body that we, having died to sins, would live for righteousness -by whose stripes she was healed. Let the Sun of Righteousness rise over Hannah with healing in His wings. We come together to pray for Hannah and know that the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Your Son was wounded for our sins, He took the punishment we deserved for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon HIM and by His stripes, He heals His people. Thank you Lord that you suffered and died for us so we might be healed. I lay claim to that heritage of healing which you have promised in Your Word and provided for those who believe. Thank you Lord! I look to you Lord for a life to health, healing and wholeness for Hannah, In Jesus name, Amen.**
For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him? For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen Romans 11:33-36
It just seems that everywhere I turn I am encouraged, knowing that God is in control. Thank you for your prayers!!! God is good. We march on……..