Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.” Ezekiel 47:12
At times, I am sorry that I ever stepped into a doctor’s office.
Yet, I know that physicians have an important role to play in our lives, as did, the physician Luke did when he traveled with the Apostle Paul during his evangelism journey.
However, with everything in life. We must live a well-balance existence and not forget who is the true Healer who heals.
At this moment, several members of my family and close friends are experiencing health issues. And because I know everyone has their own way of dealing with sickness, I wanted to share my own personal story with someone who may be fighting against the knowledge that the doctor has all the answers to their health problems.
A number of years ago, I decided to get a medical check-up before going out-of-town for a business trip.
I had been given various test with the dreaded blood test being the granddaddy of them all.
Once my doctor received the results, I was asked to come in his office as soon as possible.
“I have good news and bad news for you…which one do you want to hear first?” my former family physician asked me.
As I sat in the chair next to the doctor’s desk, my voice sounded liked an echo chamber.
“The good first,” I told him, somewhat feeling like a heavy boulder was weighing down my heart.
“Well, you don’t have Lime disease.”
I sat motionless.
Now, I was waiting with anticipation for the boulder to get larger as he stared at me.
“But you do have M.S.”
As if in a trance, I nodded my head and took in the information as if it was being spoken for someone else.
That day, I left my doctor’s office and walked home, constantly playing his words over and over in my head.
When I reached home, I remember flopping down on the sofa and looking blankly at the wall. I must have set in the living room for hours before finally getting up and getting myself something to eat.
Yet, here is the caveat to my diagnosis.
Despite everything, that was said to me. I never questioned God.
I didn’t think or even consider that God had somehow caused me to have Multiple Sclerosis.
To be honest, I was ignorant in my thinking that black folks didn’t get M.S. However, years later I found that to be untrue.
Now, after twenty years of having the Miracle Sign, I am able to speak with newly diagnosed individuals to encourage them to live the life that God wants them to live.
Facing any major diagnosis, such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer can be devastating news but it does not have to rule over us.
The power is in our hands.
We can choose to live.
Or choose to give up.
But it is my hope and prayer that giving up is not an option and that you want the best that God has to give you.
So, today, I am kicking off Healthy Wednesday.
Healthy Wednesday will introduce you to articles, videos and guest posts to show us all a better way in which to live a healthier life.
If anything that is worth life,,, it is living it to the fullness as God intended for us to live.
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