This got a little long. I hope you will set aside a few minutes to read through this. It is meant to be an encouragement to all of my friends and prayer warriors. God is good and he is still in the business of miracles. I hope this will help you to continue pressing in for whatever miracle that you are in need of today!!
I know many who read this blog have been faithfully praying for me for healing of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I just want to share with you what our Father has been showing me recently. I had a couple of discouraging days with the most recent issues with my face. I was having some really honest and upfront conversations with the Big Guy!! I couldn't wrap my brain around the idea of His word promising that He heals every sickness and every disease, that He is no respecter of persons, and that He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and yet, my healing has not manifested in the way I think it should. As I was kindly reminding Him of all of these promises and asking him what is taking so long...He spoke to me and reminded me of all of the wonderful healing that He has already completed in me!! I really felt impressed to share this with all of my friends and prayer warriors!!
The first thing I was reminded of was over 9 years ago when Mike and I decided to add a 3rd child to our family. About 5 or 6 weeks into the pregnancy I began bleeding. After having an ultrasound the doctor described what was happening as a miscarriage and said there was only debris left in my womb. I went home from that ultra sound knowing the promises that God had for me. He promised the Isrealites that they would not cast there young early (not even there livestock) He also heals every sickness. Therefor I went boldly before the throne room and firmly reminded Him of His promises to me. The words that followed came directly from the heavenly's. While speaking with my Father I said "Lord, I don't know what you are doing but if you are taking this baby for some reason you have to give me 2 next time." Twins are not anything I had ever wanted or desired ever in my life. I remember only a couple weeks prior telling a friend that twins would be a curse. So this was not me speaking but the H.S. speaking through me. For those of you who know me well you know that my boys David and Dru are healthy 9 year old boys. I went in for an ultra sound, one week after being told my baby was debris and that I needed to have a DNC, only this time when they looked at my womb there were 2 healthy babies that we heard the heart beat of. I firmly believe that we experienced God raising the dead in my womb. He took that unhealthy baby that had died and raised it from the dead and created 2 healthy baby boys!!! I know some may think this is CrAzY, but I know that God did something amazing that night when I was praying!!
Almost 6 years ago I was diagnosed with MS as you are all aware. At that time, I had the faith that God would take care of me and heal this but there was still quite a bit of fear that was in me. I was afraid we wouldn't be able to do the work that we are now doing. I also had watched my aunt die from this terrible disease. I remember sitting in the doctors office as the doctor said the words that we had been dreading. He said that I officially had MS. These words just pierced through me and I lost it right in the office. I had to excuse myself from the doctors office. I went into the bathroom and got down on my knees. I just remember saying "Lord, I can't do this without you, you are my strength when I am weak, you are my strong tower, I run to you and you keep me safe" At that point I remember having a strength come over me that has never left. My sister reminded me the other day that the strength and faith that I have is a miracle and a gifting. This is one more miracle that I really felt that I needed to share with everyone to encourage you to keep praying. Also, through sharing these things it strengthens me and renews the supernatural gifts that He has so willingly given me!! I live each day without fear of my future. I seek people to help through tough times. This is only possible because of His loving grace, mercy, and strength in my life!!
Three years into this disease some of you may remember watching me slowly loose my coordination walking, and loosing a lot of my sight. Everything was blurry and I had double vision. This just continually worsened over the next 6 months. It had finally gotten to the point that I was having such a hard time seeing that I opted to have mega doses of steroid treatment done. The immediate effects of this landed me in the hospital for 3 days. This was a terrible time for my family. I had to have help to walk, and do just about anything. The final diagnoses was a severe yeast infection caused by the steroid treatment and made worse by the antibiotics that the hospital kept pumping me full of. This threw my body out of wack for many months. The next year was a slow uphill climb back to health. Through all of this again I knew the Lord was with me. He brought the right Dr's into my path that had wisdom in natural treatment of MS and of overgrowth of yeast. About 10 months after my stay in the hospital I was able to run again. I started slowly and now 2.5 years later I have steadily gotten healthier and healthier. I am now running 20+ miles a week and have the crazy idea that I am going to run a full marathon as soon as I can find one that I can get registered for. God is good, He is faithful!! I don't know of many people with the diagnosis that I have living the active life that I continue to live through His grace!!
The yeast issues that I just shared seemed to cause other problems in my body. My thyroid gland went out of balance and I ended up gaining around 25 to 30 lbs in just 2 or 3 short months. I went on thyroid medicine and it balanced out. About 6 months ago I started having symptoms of a hyper thyroid. I had my levels checked again and I was able to cut my medicine in half. Then about 1 month ago I started having the symptoms again and I decided to stop taking the meds all together. I know for all of you medical personnel out there that this was not the smartest idea without blood work but it is what I did and almost all of my symptoms subsided. This is one more sign to me that my Father is healing my body. I am now on ZERO medications. I take lots of vitamins but none are medication. And I feel great!! God is good!!!
These are just my health miracles that we have been so privileged to experience. There are many more miracles that continually happen in our lives. I don't know what the end of our story will look like and that keeps life fun and exciting. It would be no fun if we new the end of the book!! I hope this was encouraging to someone. If you know anyone that would benefit from hearing some great testimonies please feel free to share with them.