Last week I got the answer to a prayer that I've been praying for most of my life, and something my mom prayed for since I was born. The not-so-surprising part was that it didn't happen when or how I wanted.
I was born with a very rare blood disorder that has no cure. It's something that has affected me my whole life, from hospital stays to surgeries and everything-in-between. It wasn't until about three years ago, that I was contacted to be part of a study for a drug that would be the first ever for to help my disorder. It wouldn't be a cure but anything to help was worth trying to me.
After three years of being part of the study, the drug being approved, and me taking it for a steady amount of time, I received the most amazing news. At a doctors visit last week, my doctor informed me that my counts were the best they have ever been in my entire life! Some of them were even in the normal range!!
As I began to process the news, the busyness of life tried to take my eyes off of this victory. But the more I spent time with the Lord, I knew that this wasn't just another thing to check off my list; it was a miracle!
I'll admit I am guilty of praying for something and then when it happens not giving God the glory that He deserves, but not this time. It’s why I’m writing this email: to let you know that God is faithful, that He’s still in the miracle working business, and that He hears your prayers.
This is your reminder to celebrate each victory, no matter how big or small. Give God the glory He deserves. Don’t let miracles pass you by. Use them as a way to encourage one another.
I absolutely believe that God can heal my body but for now, I will thank Him for modern medicine and my doctors.
Did this miracle happen on my timeline? No.
Did it happen like I thought it would? No.
Am I still thankful for this miracle? Absolutely!
I don’t know why things happen like they do, why I was born with disorder, or why my body has had to go through so much but I can either choose to focus on all the what-if’s or the facts.
The fact is God is my Healer and I will tell everyone I know about it!
Hold tight. God is working on your miracle.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.