Could This Be A Miracle, Lord

miracleKerryn has some fabulous news we can celebrate, and she also shares how she is guarding her heart from asking too many questions.

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:30-31).

My middle son has been healed!

I still find those words hard to type . . . but why?

What is it about physical healing that causes me to struggle to tell you about it, to encourage you in your own illness journeys? I regularly hear doubts about whether God heals people physically. It’s not surprising, since:

  • most of us reading this are sick, many with a myriad of illnesses
  • we’re commonly given false teaching that batters us into thinking that illness is choosing not to be well (as if!)
  • many falsely say that we don’t have enough faith to be healed (grrr)
  • we need to protect ourselves from constantly being disappointed when we wake each day, often sicker than the day before

Yet, what has happened is a miracle and God wants me to share it with you!

My middle son was suddenly and miraculously healed this August. He’s suffered seven long years of multiple illnesses, with chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome being the worst illness. He’s missed out on life with his mates from age 17-24, being bed, chair, and house-bound for most of that time.

He will tell you that the healing was all about God and nothing about him. You see, he’d moved away from his faith–out of anger and frustration. He was faithless . . . and yet God healed him! So it was not about his faith.

There have been lots of attempts to explain away his healing through rational thinking, but it can’t be explained that way. God healed him, it’s as simple as that!

The verse at the top has been my middle son’s life verse, since he was a young child, starting many years before he became ill. I cross-stitched this verse, with an eagle, during hours of sitting with him in his 9-week hospital stay in 2009, before I became ill. It has more meaning to he and I than I could possible explain.

Today, we’re celebrating that he has renewed strength, is running and not growing weary, and is walking and not fainting. This is a time of great celebration for all of our family.

It’s tipped our lives upside down, in a good way! It’s caused questions, searching, and scratching our heads. Why does God heal one person and not another? I don’t know and have realized that I don’t need to know.

Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

I’m learning to trust God in a deeper way. My middle son is healed and I am not, but “It Is Well With My Soul.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, I do not understand Your ways! Let that be well with my soul. Help me to hope in You, not to gain anything, but simply because You are my everything. I love You, Lord. Amen.

About the Author:
Kerryn Wright lives with her family amongst the gum trees in South Australia. She was a special education teacher prior to chronic illnesses. Her husband is carer for two of their family, who have chronic illnesses and disabilities. God has always guided them through life’s challenges, often in surprising ways.

What are your thoughts on healing? How have your thoughts on healing changed, since illness? What anger and resentments would be healthy to release to God today?

Kerryn asked that we play this video for you with Selah “It is Well With My Soul.” We hope you are blessed. -Lisa

13 thoughts on “Could This Be A Miracle, Lord

  1. Dearest Kerryn. What a special devotional. It must be awesome to see your once sick son full of life again. And if you had to choose only one to heal out of the two of you, as a mother, it would always be your child. We can’t bear to see them suffer and struggle in this life, and would rather take it for them. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t ever be healed, I’m sure.your opening scripture applies to you too. And your verse from Isaiah 55:8,9 spells out the mystery of it all in God. By the way, Christine Caine quoted that scripture in her devotional yesterday too, in regard to accepting hard times. I went to sleep having read it over and over again in light of my own issues.
    His ways are so beyond ours, why fight Him. Easier to trust Him.
    And praise Him for your son’s healing, even when he had run out of faith. That’s God’s mysterious ways at work, for sure.

    • Thanks dear Janne. 🙂
      I can’t tell you how wonderful it’s been!!! My prayer has always been that my son would be healed before me, so I’m thankful for God answering the deepest desires of my heart. Yes, we want the best for our children. That helps me to understand that God wants the best for us. So, like you say: “His ways are so beyond ours, why fight Him. Easier to trust Him.” God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

    • Thanks Thomas. 🙂
      Yes, so often I believe that we get it backwards ….. that we think we need to have enough faith & then we are healed…… but that’s our own workings. My son will tell you he had nothing to give & no faith left, so it WAS ALL ABOUT THE LORD! Praise Him. Lotsoluv Kerryn

  2. Praise God for your son’s healing! Thank you for writing about it, especially to give God the glory for it, but also to encourage those of us still waiting with expectation for God to manifest our healing. By Jesus’ stripes we are healed, and He healed ALL who came to Him during His earthly ministry. Keep believing, you could be next!

    • Thanks “Learning2Hear” 🙂
      Praise God that you were encouraged through my son’s story. He has an amazing testimony & has been refined as gold. The fact that each recorded healing by Jesus was different fascinates me. Each one of us is different & precious. I’m trusting for His healing sometime. I just don’t know if it will be here on earth or when I get to heaven, but that I will be healed is a certainty! 😀 Praying for continued encouragement from God in your journey. Lotsoluv Kerryn

  3. Kerryn, Praise the Lord! I was healed of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue on November 21, 2010. Six months later, I climbed the Great Wall of China. Co-workers and family members marvel at the changes that have taken place. The Lord opens doors to tell of the great works He has done. May the Lord greatly bless you and your son with boldness to tell of His great love. Karen

    • Thanks Karen. PTL indeed! 🙂
      WOW! How wonderful to read of your testimony of healing. Interestingly I became ill at almost exactly that time!! Quite bizarre.
      Very cool that you could climb the Great Wall of China. I bet that you haven’t taken anything for granted since! God bless you as you rediscover what you’re to do with your “new life!” Enjoy. Lotsoluv Kerryn

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