Christian Blog and Articles – For Women

Complete Healing!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

This has been a difficult several weeks for our family and church family.   On top of all we have had going on, I came down with shingles.  After five days in the bed, well, actually in an awkward position on the couch to keep comfortable,  now I am just living with it.  It causes me to be extremely tired, and all I can do is hold my eyelids open all day fighting to stay awake.  We have a great friend, Daryl, that just went to be with the Lord only moments ago.   We have been with his family a lot this past week because we knew the Lord was about to take him home.     He had a grandson born the day before Kalli just six months ago.  He got an infection in his body that basically attacked his foot and then spread throughout his body.  They amputated his leg trying to stop the infection, then he was on complete life support until moments ago.

Just this past Thursday a man in our church, a great friend, fell dead at his job suddenly with no warning at all.  You would expect that of some elderly people, but these are men our parents age.  We have buried seven people in seven months.

I battled with an infection for almost ten years in my body.  Every year I would get strep several times, sometimes about ten times in a year.  I had the tonsillectomy scheduled several times, but then I would call to cancel it a few weeks prior.  I was scared of all the terrible stories I had heard about adults getting their tonsils out.  Finally the infection was getting the best of me.  I was sick constantly.  I was on the strongest anti-biotic on the market and as soon as I would stop the pills within twenty-four hours I would spike a high fever.  I finally relented, and I scheduled the surgery.  I committed not to cancel it because I knew it was best and I could get on with my life.

After the surgeon was finished taking out my tonsils, he told my husband that it was a good thing I had them taken out when I did because their was an abcess on one of them.  I did not think much about it until three months later.  We were on the youth retreat on Spring Break with the youth from our church when I got sick.  I was at the doctor in Panama City when I told him about the surgery and the absess.  He was surprised and told me that it could have killed me.  Just a few weeks ago I took my daughter to an ENT surgeon about taking out her swollen tonsils.  When I told him about my surgery and the absess he said that the pocket of infection could have traveled through my blood stream and settled anywhere in my body causing serious consequences even death.  The doctors have told Daryl’s family that the infection that caused his problems was strep.  This means that I could have easily been in Daryl’s same situation.  I could have been clinging to life with one leg.  I could have easily suffered the same infection throughout my body and left my family and children behind.

I am so thankful that God spared my life and allowed me the grace to experience the surgery.  It was a horrible two week recovery that I would never dream of going through again.  It was a dark time in my life and I was in a lot of pain.  I am so thankful that the surgeon removed all that infection out of my body before it changed my life forever.

The very same thing happened several years ago with a different infection.  When I was born I had an infection all over my body.  This infection was sin, and it was going to steal away any chance of genuine joy, happiness and peace.  This infection was going to keep me from ever having true freedom from bondage.  This infection was going to kill me, and permanently send me to the flames of hell forever.  God loved me enough to punish His perfect Son for my infection.  He punished Him on the cross, He was buried, and He rose from the dead.  He did this to heal me.  He did this to redeem me.  He did this to pay my ransom.  He healed my infection.  He made me whole and complete.

I will get to see brother Daryl, and brother Stephen again.  I will get to experience what they are getting to experience.  I am so thankful for God’s healing and love in my life.  I have such an empty place right now as we have said good-bye to these wonderful men, but such a warm peace to know that I will get to say hello again!

Isaiah 53:5  “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed”

“Thank you Jesus, You paid it all, all to you I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, You washed it white as snow.  Amen”

One Comment

Join the conversation and post a comment.

  1. Julie

    Your blog was very good. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you in this time you are going through. I hope this helps with your shingles. I have been looking into eating healthier and have been taking cod liver oil and Vitamin D, which I do believe will help with all sickness. Here is some info I found on shingles. You can go to http://www.westonaprice.com and find out more.
    SHINGLES: An herbal combination containing hops, valerian root and passion flower alleviates shingles pain. A combination formula, called HVP, is available from Nature’s Sunshine. One tradition suggests raw apple cider vinegar, taken several times per day in water. Coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut water kefir can help eliminate outbreaks and keep those that do occur to a minimum.

Leave a Comment