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Faith Filled Friday: Praise and Thank You

April 19, 2019

by Connie Terpack

For several months I have had to use a cane for walking, especially on steps. Inside the house, I used the furniture and walls. Going over thresholds was also a problem and I truly do not know why. It did not matter if there was a slight rise or just a simple black line, I would stop and look at it as I stepped over it.

I honestly thought this was a progression of the myasthenia gravis (MG). Considering it has been 10 years since my initial diagnosis, I thought I did well to not need a cane until now. Myasthenia Gravis is progressive and eventually will make me bedridden. All along, I have been praying for the Lord would heal me. I met another woman who had MG and she said the Lord healed her. I will admit I was a little jealous. Why wouldn’t the Lord heal me?

The hip and knee pain that accompanied the weakness stopped a couple weeks ago, but the limp persisted. I had some good days with walking, but still needed the cane when out and about. There were many times I did not trust my right leg to push the gas or break pedals, so I left most of the driving up to my husband. A few times the problem switched to my left leg. Huh?! The tests showed my spinal cord was curved a little. Great, another problem.

Yesterday when I sat up on the side of the bed, I did it without having to push myself up with my arm. I felt straighter and taller. When I stood up there was no pain or wobble from being off-balance. I had no limp when I walked to the door. Maybe something popped back into place while I slept! I thanked the Lord and went about my day. It was easier to bend over, and to carry things like a laundry basket of clothes.

That afternoon I had a dental appointment and did not use my cane. I took it with me – just in case. No pain. No limp. No cane.

I went into the health food store and again did not need my cane. It felt great to walk normally again!

Today it’s raining pretty hard so I have not gone out. It is still easy to get around inside the house, and without a limp. I am not sure how many times I have thanked the Lord for that blessing. I can even go over a threshold without staring at it. Maybe it was because I needed to make sure my foot cleared the space even when there was nothing to step over except a thin crack.

The Bible tells us to be thankful in all things. That is easy to do when a good thing happens, but no so easy when the happening are trying or painful. I doubt that the Lord gets tired of hearing our thanks and praises. I am claiming a healing even though it has been only two days.

Thank you, Lord, for your healing touch.
Thank you for saving my soul.
I praise your holy name.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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