A few weeks ago I got a phone call from one of my dear friends informing me that she thought she was miscarrying her first baby. To give you a little background, it was quite the miracle for her to get pregnant. The doctors told her that it would be nearly impossible for her to conceive, so the fact that she became pregnant was a total testimony that God can do anything.
So here we are on the phone and she is about to go to the doctor to see what is going on. She knew something wasn’t right. Basically the doctor told her to come back in a few days to see if the baby would still have a heartbeat. Unfortunately, he preceeded to tell she and her husband that the chances of the baby living were not good.
My first instinct was to just try and be there for my friend and sympathize with how she was feeling and thinking. But then on the other hand it was so hard to understand how she could go through this whole miracle of actually becoming pregnant to losing the baby after such a short time. It seemed to me like a confusing situation, and one that God wouldn’t want to occur. It just didn’t make sense.
We felt so inclined to believe for this babys life, that my boyfriend (Michael) and I hit the road to Shreveport that weekend to go and pray for this baby to live. So, we packed up our things and hopped in the car. Shortly after arriving to their home we couldn’t help but talk about what this couple had been going through and then humbly and bodly prayed and asked God to give the baby inside her womb LIFE.
We prayed for a little while, talked a little bit, and prayed some more. While it was a really sweet time of prayer, we didn’t feel as though anything happened in that moment. But we knew that we were believing and having faith and trusting that God would work and move.
A few hours after we prayed for the baby, my friend started to complain about her knees. She has always had knee problems ever since she was really young. I had almost forgetten the terrible sound of those crackling knees every time they bent. It is truly one of the most horrible and LOUD sounds that you can hear. We decided that we wanted to pray for her knees to be healed – it was just this awful thing that no one should have to go through. We prayed, nothing happened, prayed some more, nothing happened, prayed some more and STILL nothing happened. We were ok with that, we were just glad to pray for her.
That was really the last of the praying that occurred. We spent the rest of our time together eating and enjoying each others presence. The next morning Michael and I had to say goodbye and head back to Dallas. About 30 minutes after we had been on the road, I got a call from my friend. I was a little nervous and was honestly scared that she was going to say she had miscarried the baby.
Quite the contrary. She said to me . . . “Listen…… do you hear that?”. I said “no, I hear absolutely nothing. It sounds like silence”. The next thing I know she is shouting and screaming and laughing and all I can hear coming out of her mouth is “I’M HEALED! I’M HEALED!”. HER KNESS WERE COMPLETELY HEALED. It wasn’t until she was bending down to get something that she realized there was no sound coming from her knees. Then when she stood back up all of the crackling and tearing noises had vanished. This girl was flat out healed! The day after we prayed, she was healed.
I can’t even explain to you all the emotions I was feeling. Honestly, I had such lack of faith when we were praying for her knees. I felt silly for praying for such a thing and felt as though it did not make sense to pray for someones knees to be healed, especially when we were believing for her baby to have life. After all, why would God want to heal knees over a baby’s life?
All I know is that I have been completely ruined ever since – and by ruined I mean totally baffled by all that God is doing and can do. We drove all the way to Shreveport to pray for a baby’s life, and God did the least expected thing by healing my friend’s knees and not the baby. It makes no sense and yet it makes total sense all at the same time. GOD IS SO GOOD! He can do anything! Anything!
What does this say about God? Does it mean that He chose the least important thing to heal out of the two?
I don’t think so. I think God completely blew the lid off of my friend and I. I just cried for a while in the car after we hung up, thinking about faith and God and how there is so much abundance for us that we can miss so easily because of pre-conceived notions. I’m here to say that GOD CAN DO ANYTHING. We just need to believe, and ask, and trust Him to give us His best.
The baby ended up going home to be with the Lord. It’s a hard thing to understand, why her knees would be healed and not the baby. But to me, seeing and experiencing her knees getting healed makes everything totally worth it. God knows what He is doing, and He is so faithful to give us what we need.
There is abundance for us my friends. God is still in the business of doing miracles. He just wants His people to be a part of His great love and power. We have the opportunity to bless, encourage and heal a lost and hurting world.
WILL WE JOIN HIM?
It’s going to be worth it . . . .