Friday, April 22, 2016
Some people brought to Him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, "Be encouraged, My child! Your sins are forgiven." Matthew 9:2, NLT
As a Caregiver, my focus constantly remained on my husband's physical condition and healing. While this was and continues to be very important to me, I realized that what God was doing through spiritual and emotional healing was even more valuable.
While Brian's heart had failed his physical body and we prayed for a miracle, God saw much more of the picture for which we could not at the time. He saw a man filled with anxiety and fear for which he also desperately needed healing from. As Brian saw God heal his physical condition and we together realized nothing could save him but the Lord, the anxiety and fears began to lessen and Brian began to really appreciate and enjoy life in a new found way.
Brian had always been afraid to travel and now we were leaving home and driving 12 hours to Disney World and he never looked back. He was always afraid of getting sick but after facing death, a measly virus just didn't have the same effect. He worried about loosing people to death but after coming so close multiple times himself he continues to say there are things far worse than death.
Physical healing is powerful and we thank our Lord daily for Brian's miraculous improvements and survival, but at the same time my heart overflows when I see him reading the Word or encouraging others in the name of Jesus while openly sharing how God has transformed his life. What is even more exciting is that God is no where near finished and I cannot wait to be a witness to all there is to come as our Lord continues to heal Brian in all ways using him to reach others for His Kingdom!