All the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. (Judg. 7:21)
I was feeling depressed because one of my parishioners was in the hospital. He had been there for two weeks and was in an induced coma. He had been diagnosed as having pneumonia, and his heart was out of rhythm. In addition, he had a myriad of other health issues the doctors were attempting to treat. It was not looking good for him.
The Bible teacher for the night encouraged those in attendance to testify for the Lord. One person shared about a friend who was cured of cancer. Another person raised her hand and testified about a marriage that God was restoring. Sherry shared that a friend of hers had a rebellious son who was beginning to ask questions about God and was wanting his change his life.
Then I realized that, although the situation my friend in the hospital was facing was desperate and overwhelming, God is still powerful to do his miracles. If he could put a massive army to flight with simply the sound of trumpets and three hundred people breaking jars, why couldn’t he help my friend who was deathly ill? I bowed my head and prayed to the Great Physician. A few days later I received word that Gary was no longer in a coma; his heart was back in rhythm and he was being released from the hospital.
In times of crisis or illness, pray and trust in God.
Jim “Umfundisi” Lo is a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, cross-cultural leader, intercessor, and author of several books including Unholiness: Overcoming the Forces That Attack Your Soul (WPH).
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Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.