Have you been sick or had problems? God has good for you! Here are some more treasures from trouble that other children have found! Do you believe that God is able to help you, too?
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I Cried Out Unto Thee
“O Lord my God, I cried out unto thee and thou hast healed me.” (Psalm 30:2)
It was November 2008 when my parents noticed that I was not well. It wasn’t usual for me to be pale and drowsy. But now I had dark circles under my eyes, even though I hadn’t gone to bed late. My parents were worried and decided to take me to the doctor. I was afraid I might have an illness. But I put my trust in God. He took my fear away, replacing it with His peace.
We visited the doctor in January. The doctor said that I should have a blood test. Soon we learned that I had a thyroid problem. “I recommend that you go to this specialist I know,” the doctor told us. Then my parents remembered about a natural doctor who was a Christian. “We will schedule an appointment with him,” they said.
The next week my mommy and I went. The workers welcomed us and we fillled out some papers. Then I was examined and the doctor suggested some supplements for me to use. Mommy bought some from him and we thanked him. “We’ll schedule a follow-up visit in a month, to see how you are doing,” he told me.
The next month my thyroid issue was the same. Nothing had changed. I took the supplements and was careful of the food I ate, but I still didn’t have much energy. We kept praying. The spring went by. Summer came and I wasn’t any better.
It was September, and time for a follow-up appointment again. I was nervous when I entered the doctor’s office. What would he tell me? While the doctor was examining me, I was praying quietly. Would our prayers be answered this time? Then I heard the doctor say, “Your thyroid issue is better.” I rejoiced in my heart! I knew God was the one who had healed me, not just the doctor’s remedies.
It was September, and time for a follow up appointment again. I was nervous when I entered the doctor’s office. What would he tell me? While the doctor was examining me, I was praying quietly. Would our prayers be answered this time? Then I heard the doctor say, “Your thyroid issue is better.” I rejoiced in my heart! I knew God was the one who had healed me, not just the doctor’s remedies.
Isn’t the Lord good? He doesn’t make our trials harder than we can bear. I learned many things in this time of being ill. I had to have self control when I couldn’t eat and do things like everyone else. I put my faith in God and learned to trust Him when it didn’t seem like anything would change. Are you going through a trial? Spiritually or physically? Trust in God. Have faith in Him and He will sustain you and provide all your needs.
Editor’s Note: God wants to be our Healer in every area of life. He knows all about the temporal needs of our bodies—and the eternal needs of our souls. That is why the Lord wants us to bring all our pain and sorrow to Him. He wants us to find our comfort in His love and care for us. If we put our hope in human doctors or remedies, God is not able to bless us like He desires to. Look at the unfailing power and mercy of Jesus, who suffered to set us free from our all fears. Let Him turn your sorrow into joy!
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
“And the people… followed [Jesus]: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.” (Luke 9:11)
“A certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked… had faith to be healed.” (Acts 14:8-9)
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:14-15)
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)