My little girls came running to see if I was ok. While mopping my kitchen floor, I had slipped and fallen very hard on my tailbone. When my girls arrived I could only lay on the floor. 20 minutes later, I was gingerly able to get up. The pain was severe.
Two weeks later the radiating and aching pain was still disrupting my life. Pain would wake me in the night. I had difficulties standing up or sitting down. I felt irritable and frustrated, and I was not fun to be around.
One day, I was talking to the Lord. (Quite honestly, I was whining.) “Lord, I wish I didn’t believe how I believe sometimes. Everyone whom I meet and tell about this gives me the Word of God. Where is the love? Where are the hugs, and kind words? Where is the compassion? I want sympathy, pity, and “love”…but no, all I get is a finger pointing back to your Word.” (Yes, sad but true, I was complaining and feeling sorry for myself.)
That evening I was sitting on the bed with my husband. I was not painless in any position, so I had propped myself up in a way that minimized the throbbing. I got a phone call from my sister. She had recently had surgery to remove a cyst the size of a tennis ball. A follow up appointment that had included an ultra sound was not favorable. She had new cysts and many more were developing. Being very scared, she had spent a lot of time on the computer doing research. “I think I have ovarian cancer,” she wailed, “no one understands! They are always giving me Bible verses! Where is the love???”
At first I thought ‘Hallelujah!’ Someone to sympathize with! But as I listened to her talk, I felt the Holy Spirit envelope me. He started speaking to me. He was answering my questions. I began to share with my sister…
“When people give you God’s Word and point to the Lord, they are giving you the greatest gift you could receive. I know God’s Word works. I have seen God restore, redeem, resurrect, and heal through those promises in His Word. So when they give you God’s Word, when I give you God’s Word, I love you in a way that is far more beneficial than feeling sorry for you or with you. I am giving you God’s Power to change your situation. The compassion of God wells up in me when I give you scripture and encourage you to believe what He has said. “
As I said these things tears welled up in my eyes. God was giving us His best. He wasn’t giving us just a band-aid that would fall off later, but power to be victorious!! I prayed with my sister, loved her, and reminded her of God’s Word . When I got off the phone I moved the way I had moved for days…very carefully. Then it dawned on me…wait! NO PAIN!! My dear Lord had healed me while I was speaking His healing to my sister!!!
But that is not the end of the story. A few weeks later, I got another phone call from my sister. She had gone in for her next medical check-up. The tests were done as they had been done before, but the doctors could not find anything wrong. NO cysts!! Totally healed! Glory to God! As I had shared God’s Word with my sister, He healed both of us. Nothing is impossible with Him!