I was awake during the procedure. With a local anesthetic to numb the identified area, I lay on the procedure chair. And while a bright, hot light shone on my face, I asked, “Before you begin, could I ask a favor?”
The doctor and nurse halted their moves. “Sure.”
“Would you allow me to pray?”
When they agreed, I began: “Lord, give this doctor wisdom,” I said out loud, “use her to perform the work that will bring you glory. In Jesus’ name.”
Risking appearing overly religious, I confess, prayer for me has become as natural as breathing. As quick as a reflex, and as common as smiling.
I went home. They said there would be pain and I’d need medication. There was no pain. They said there would be bruising. There was none.
Fast forward one week. I sat on the examining chair. “You heal beautifully,” the doctor said, “I can’t take credit for that.”
So what do you think, friends? Whether minor procedures, or major tragedies, does God get the credit for results that exceed everyone’s expectations?
He promised and declared, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say To this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:21-22).
Father, I ask you to help me to continue to believe. Guard my heart from the temptation to doubt. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- What have you asked the Lord lately?
- Are you counting on His intervention at every turn?
- How deep is your faith that He will answer?
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