Luke 13:13 – Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
Not long ago, my sister had major back surgery recreating her back. She’d been bent over and couldn’t straighten out her back and was constantly in pain. Along came a doctor who thought he could fix her back and eliminate most of her back pain. He seemed confident in what his plan was – He would untwist her spine, fuse together vertebrae and use two titanium rods to hold her back together. It was a lengthy surgery. Six hours and counting. In the end, my sister had nine vertebrae fused together. She was going to face weeks of physical therapy and she had to wear a brace whenever she sat up or got out of bed. The brace was heavy and awkward, but they taught her how to use it. Now, she wishes she never had the surgery. Unfortunately, there’s no going back now. But there is going forward. Moving forward can open the gates of God’s love and healing. Our healing may not look the way we want it to look, but peace can flow from our faith in God and his healing process.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.