I’m so very thankful there is a part 3 to my miracle story. In case you missed the first part of the story, click here http://andsoitbegins.org/2012/06/05/do-you-believe-in-miracles/ and then part two, click here http://andsoitbegins.org/2012/06/10/do-you-believe-in-miracles-part-2/
So I left this story about a year ago and have been walking by faith that I am totally Lupus free. I slowly began tapering off Prednisone one milligram at a time. Each time I came down, my body would panic for a few days and then it would settle down and function normally. My doctor said that my adrenal gland had been lulled to sleep after 20 plus years of steroid therapy and essentially didn’t know how to function, so when I came down, it was like shocking it back to life again. So, since I had that little nugget of information, I knew specifically how to pray for my body to respond to the healing it was experiencing. Reduction from 7 milligrams down to 5 was just a bit troubling, but with rest and lots of prayer, my body responded and my adrenal gland began to function. Then a big test happened from 5 down to 4. Did you know that your adrenal gland automatically produces the equivalent of 5 milligrams of Prednisone every day? Well, my adrenal gland had been sleepy, so the jump from 5 to 4 caused by body to flare up and I experienced the same type of Lupus issues that I had before. I was very sick but even more disappointed and tearfully called my doctor and told him I was ready to go back on Prednisone. But, while talking to his nurse, I decided, yes decided, that I would not give up on my faith that the healing of Lupus in my body was complete. It was a pivotal moment for me. What I was feeling was truly sickness and defeat, but what I knew to be TRUTH was that God’s healing power was completed on the cross and by his stripes I AM healed. Should I give up or keep pressing on? Should I give up or fight for my healing? I and many others pressed into prayer and commanded my adrenal gland to wake up and function like God designed it to. After several days, my body responded. I began to feel better. In fact, I began to feel GREAT!
That was not the only time I had to mentally fight for this complete healing. Many times, I was weak and when I felt horrible, I cried while Darin told me to just rest and he would fight for me. And he did. He fought for my perfect health by praying and commanding my body to hear and respond to the word of the Lord. I’m so thankful for him in so many ways. He didn’t give up and inspired me to keep going too. I love you, Darin.
I have great respect for people in the medical field. Doctors and nurses have courage and stamina and great compassion and I am very thankful for them. All of my medical care givers were telling me that I would never come totally off prednisone, especially since I had been on it for such a long time. They encouraged me to try, but told me not to get my hopes up because in their experience, they didn’t often see people come completely off. BUT GOD. He kept telling me to believe otherwise.
Every few months, I tapered back the powerful drug and each reduction went smoothly and was less and less of an ordeal. And finally. . .
One year later, I am totally and 100% Prednisone free! (Insert giant applause and standing ovation to Jesus Christ here.)
So, to give credit where credit is due, I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who took every sickness, every disease, every cancer, ever seizure, every back ache, every auto immune issue, all the infirmity in this world in his body on the cross. Not only did he take all the physical pain and disease, he took every guilty feeling, every sin, every reason for depression, every addiction, every thing evil and dirty in his body on the cross. Can you even imagine? I can’t. Not even for a second, but he did it. Why? So that I can live forever in his presence and I can enjoy the benefits of eternal life. That’s some kind of love. Not only do I believe this to be true for when I die, but I believe that I can walk in complete healing and health right now on this earth in my body. It’s there for me and it’s there for you. Just call on his name. His name is POWER. His name is LIFE. His name brings HEALING. His name frees the CAPTIVE.
Are you in need of healing? If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be saved. You will be his child and as his child you have inherited a new life with all the benefits of eternal life. I can’t say it enough, his POWER brings life. It’s up to you to grab hold of this and believe. It’s a mental choice. It may not come naturally to you, you may have to fight for it, and it might take a long time, but don’t let that stop you. Go for it and believe! You won’t be sorry.
And so, it really does begin! I am walking free. Thank you Jesus! I have the rest of my life to experience his power in my life. Until the day he calls me home, I won’t stop telling of his healing power or thanking him for the work he did on the cross.
It’s a miracle, isn’t it?
And so it begins!