Miracle Healings

My husband and I didn’t grow up in any Christian tradition that believed you could expect miraculous healings. We prayed for the sick, but it was just a hope that the medicine, the surgeries, etc. would make them better. It wasn’t with any thought that we might open our eyes and they would be healed.

The Lord first introduced us to the idea when we had been overseas for about a year. We were newly moved into Shutka, the Roma village my husband and daughter visited with the angels. ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter had recently given her life to Christ (very precocious for her preschool age) and her little brother was sick. He had a fever and was just a lump on the couch. My husband called our daughter over, saying that we were going to pray for her brother. She came running over but didn’t wait for us to pray together. She just came over and said, “God, please help Joshua feel better.” My husband and I thought it was the sweetest thing we had ever seen in our whole lives. Then we realized our son had slipped off the couch and was down on the floor playing. In an instant his fever was gone and he was playing. Within another year or two, we became part of a house church in Shutka where miraculous healings were a regular thing and it grew more into our lives.

Our family has gone years without stomach bugs at all, but we’ve also seen stomach bugs, colds, etc. healed within hours, even moments. But things didn’t always happen so easily. Our one son was born in Istanbul 7 weeks early after I prayed that he would come early (because of a hard time with the pregnancy) if he could be healthy. We left the hospital after 24 hours. They couldn’t find a reason to keep him. The next child was born on time and at home in my bedroom in America.

The next was born 11 weeks early by C-section in Gaziantep. The doctors told me the day after he was born that he would die. I repeated to myself, “You will live and not die,” over and over holding onto Life and keeping my mind on things above. He is seven now, but that’s not the end of the story. They said he had a hole in his heart and would need surgery. It disappeared. They noticed his body reacting as if he was having a brain bleed. Since they had no equipment to scan his brain, they moved him to the government children’s hospital. They saw he had bleeding in his brain. He needed immediate surgery. They didn’t have the part they wanted (we later learned it was never needed), so they postponed the surgery three days in order to get the part from Istanbul, all the while his brain was getting more and more damaged. I can trust God’s sovereignty over all that and it doesn’t get me upset and frustrated.

He has what’s described as “severe” brain damage due to this brain bleed. After two months in the hospital, I noticed one day that he wasn’t hooked up to any machines. I asked if we could take him home and was told no because he had lost his sucking reflex. The doctor said they had tried a pacifier and a bottle and to prove his point put his pinky finger in my son’s mouth and he didn’t suck on it, which would be the natural reflex. Now, I knew that I had defied orders and had snuck him out of his incubator a few weeks earlier, with my husband standing guard (we weren’t even supposed to touch him), and I had nursed him that day. If I hadn’t done that, I don’t know that I would have argued with the doctor to let me try and nurse him. I made myself a pest until he relented and let me try. He nursed for half an hour and we signed release forms to get him out of the hospital against doctor’s orders, since he refused to believe me that he really nursed. We agreed to bring him back the next day to show he wasn’t losing weight and I brought him back with a nursing blister (which is a good thing)!

Fast forward more than a year and he wasn’t eating anything, only nursing. He gagged on water. I couldn’t get him to eat even really thinned out rice cereal. This also meant he wasn’t talking yet. The lips, tongue, etc. are involved in both and he had lots of motor issues caused by the brain damage. But when he was around eighteen months old, one day he just reached for my chocolate milk like he wanted it, so I let him try it, and he drank it. And that was that. He could eat and drink normally from that day. He never did have rice cereal or baby food. He just went straight to regular food from not being able to even swallow water. That also means he started talking and has never needed therapy for speaking – he has always been able to speak clearly.

He is still in a wheelchair, but we do believe any day he could rise up and walk. But we still see God’s miracles in his body. In December 2018 we saw a miracle after his doctor told us he needed surgery on his hips. The one hip had deteriorated to the point of needing surgery and the other one was close, so he told us to come back in a few months so that surgery could be done on both hips at once. He told us the condition only worsens. He said it was “impossible” to improve at all. I knew that wasn’t true because I knew My Father. When we came back, both hips had reversed. He agreed it seemed like too huge a change to be accounted for by a mistake in the taking or reading of the x-ray.

I stand by my conviction that all we need to do is know God. If we really knew who He was, we’d love and obey Him, we’d love others, we’d live loved – at rest, knowing He’s good and for us and is unchanging and will never fail us. Holding firm in knowing who He is I call abiding. I sometimes think of it as being rooted and grounded in love (Eph. 3:17). You can picture a tree with deep roots. Sometimes it’s a peaceful idyllic scene with sun and cool breeze. Sometimes there’s a storm that’s snapping branches, but either way, you, the tree, stand firm in your place, roots secure in your knowledge of God’s love for you.

12 thoughts on “Miracle Healings

  1. Christine Joy April 18, 2020 / 8:07 pm

    I am so grateful that you are sharing the fruits of abiding in the vine! We have also seen many miracles and healings and absolutely love hearing what the Father is doing in others around the world! He loves so greatly!๐Ÿ’–

  2. Melody Medcalf April 19, 2020 / 4:56 am

    This is such an awesome testimony and is especially inspiring in these times. Thank you for sharing! My family and I will pray and continue to stand in agreement believing for continued healing of your child! Our God is a God of miracles! Thanks again for sharing!

  3. Lynne April 20, 2020 / 7:02 pm

    Your testimony was such an encouragement that I so need!! Thank you.

  4. Taylor April 30, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    You have Blessed me yet again. I didn’t know how homeschooling was going to work out then your site appeared. Some family member are being healed as I type this and it is such an encouragement to read your testimony..!

  5. Karen May 10, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    PTL

  6. KellyRBaker June 15, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    I got on here for something else and just started scrolling. Then I read this amazing testimony! Thank you for sharing. Itโ€™s encouraging, even though Iโ€™ve seen miracles as well. God is good!

  7. Stacie June 30, 2020 / 2:25 am

    Just like the lady said above . . . I came here to research a high school class and just started scrolling down on the home page. I am blessed by the testimony you shared. Praise God for your family! I will pray for your son. One of my own children has had brain surgery to remove a tumor and even now, doctors tell us there remains some bit of chance that he may need surgery again. I pray that that is not the case, and that God Most High will heal him. I figure He’s the best at it, since He made my son. Thank you for sharing this to encourage and edify the Body of Christ.

  8. Teresa Asbury July 20, 2020 / 3:49 am

    I am a witness to Gods healing Power! My second son was born in 1979 zenith AOS, Adams and Oliver Syndrome. He had legions on his head with no skin or bone beneath it. They always said โ€œif he livesโ€ they will try this or that lol But God had his hand on my baby the whole time. He was the second person ever diagnosed. I was 19 years old and scared to death. My only instinct was prayer. It was through that I learned what it meant to pray without ceasing. And my faith grew leaps and bounds. He was totally healed . I believe and I know that there is nothing that God cannot do! So happy to hear that your son has been healt and yes keep the faith and I believe one day he will walk. God bless you!

  9. Casey August 15, 2020 / 6:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing the testimonies of your healings! We are praying and believing for a miraculous healing right now for our son. He just had surgery on him arm 2 days ago where they put a screw in to hold his elbow together after an accident. I know that God wants him healed to complete restoration. For his arm to be whole and back to its original purpose. Iโ€™m praying and believing in Gods goodness!!

  10. purplekoala75 August 17, 2020 / 11:54 am

    What an amazing story! I think miracles are all around us if we are looking and if we give credit to God above. Our family has many stories as well. Thank you for your dedication to creating a thriving homeschool curriculum.

  11. Idreamov B September 9, 2020 / 3:15 pm

    Praise God!! What a testimony. Thank you. The reminder I needed this morning that the almighty God is at work on our behalf,calling us to the abundant life that He made a way for. Amen

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