I am, once again and always, singing the praises of my LORD! Jesus has shown me over and over again that He is the Great Physician, but now He has also shown my brother! He never ceases to amaze me with His graciousness and love. Wow!! Don’t ever let anyone tell you that prayer doesn’t work!!
Some of you will remember this but others won’t, so please allow me to lay a little foundation for those who aren’t aware of the details.
Almost 6 years ago, my bother had a liver transplant because he had cancer. Everything went very well and with each passing year he felt better and better. That is until last year. For some reason, which is still yet undetermined, he started passing out. Well he eventually ended up in the hospital here where we live, not where they did the transplant. The doctors treating him must not have been in close consultation with the other doctor because they put him on a medication that was extremely damaging to his liver.
After he was released from the hospital, he complained to the doctor here that the medicine was making him feel bad and told him that he wanted to get off of it. This doctor refused to do that because it was a different doctor that put him on it. It was a huge mess! When my brother finally had his blood work done for the transplant doctor, it showed that he was rejecting the liver that he had successfully accepted for 5 years – unheard of basically unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances. Well, by them giving him this medicine, they caused it. The liver doctor said that there was no way he should have been prescribed that.
As time progressed, so did the rejection process until it became “chronic liver rejection” and there was little hope in the doctor’s opinion but he told my brother that they were not giving up. After Christmas, when he returned to the doctor, he informed my brother that he really didn’t think he would live past it. We were very concerned and angry at the injustice of it all. My mother was especially fearful and confided in me that is was her worst nightmare coming true, having one of her children die before she did. I sent out dozens of prayer requests to as many different ministries from here to the Jerusalem wall. I prayed the 91st Psalm every day and gave my brother and mother a copy to do the same. We bombarded heaven with our petitions.
When I checked my e-mail this morning, there was one from him telling me that his latest tests show that his liver levels are almost back to the normal ranges! Praise God!! They have been gradually improving every month since the first of the year. I love the Father/Son/Holy Spirit with all my heart and soul! I will forever sing His praise and give glory to His Name above all names!!! If you or anyone that you know needs help/healing, pray – pray – pray and don’t give up even when you think it’s not working. There is power in persistent prayer. Until later…
Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!
Blessed be the LORD,