Thursday, October 14, 2010

He Really Does Hear

You know how sometimes you can keep asking God for something and He's not giving it and you can begin to wonder why?  Doesn't He hear me?  Doesn't He want this VERY GOOD thing for me?  Doesn't He promise to hear us when we call to Him?  Why isn't He answering this prayer? Why has healed other people and He's not healing me?  Should I keep praying for this?

Josh and I have been praying for God to completely heal me of Graves' Disease.  Our small group has prayed with us for this.  Countless friends and family have prayed with us for this-maybe you've been one of them.  And it's been over 3 months since I was in the emergency room and still, I'm not feeling completely well.  Still, I've praying for healing.  Still, I go up and down from day to day feeling ok and then feeling bad.  At times, I've wavered, wondering if God is actually hearing these prayers.  At other times, I've been filled with faith that if He wants to He can take Graves' Disease away from me in a moment.  I've been fighting to trust that if He doesn't heal me, then I can still trust Him.  He's got a good plan. Well, guess what?

Yesterday I got a call from my endocrinologist.  She said, "You're levels are completely normal.  I don't think that you have Graves' Disease."  She thinks that maybe the diagnosis was wrong all along and that I have postpartum thyroiditis.   Well, I don't know if that's what I have or if I really had Graves' and God healed me from it. What I do know is that God has heard and answered our prayers!  I'm feeling much better (not 100% but much better) and that I don't have a LIFELONG condition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for praying for me! God has heard! We've asked Him to heal me from Graves' and He has.  I don't have it.  I will not have to battle this for life.  God is powerful and mighty to heal!  He didn't act in the timing I would have chosen (as in an immediate healing) or in the way I might have hoped (as in, never having allowed me to be sick in the first place), but He is healing me!  Praise Him along with me!!!! I'm so grateful for all He's been teaching me through this and will continue to teach me as I keep healing.

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12 Responses to “He Really Does Hear”

  1. Yay! So glad you, Katie! Praise God!

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  2. Katie! Oh, wow! Praise God! This put a big smile on my face when I read it this morning. I'm rejoicing with you! Love you!

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  3. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!! Rejoicing with you friend! Maybe when you choose to stop breastfeeding someday, the 'postpartum' part will go away!
    Praying...

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  4. Praise you, Jesus! Your help, the help from the Maker of Heaven and Earth, has come!!!! Thank you, Jesus!

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  5. thanks for sharing this wonderful gift from the Savior! He is so good!

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  6. So happy to hear this good news Katie!!! Praising God with you!

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  7. Praise the Lord!! God is so faithful!

    ~patty r

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  8. Praise the Lord Katie! God is so good! I pray you will continue to gain strength daily in Jesus Name! Love you!

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  9. Rejoicing with you!

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