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Multiple injuries healed
My husband and I were traveling in our pickup truck on our way to go camping when we hit the edge of the road, swerved out of control, and ended up in the ditch, as he has described. Two thoughts immediately came to me: "God is with me" and "I am alive." When the truck stopped I asked my husband if he was all right, and then found a way to get out through the back window. I walked back to the front to see if I could help my husband, but by that time he was sliding out of the truck as I had. I felt helpless and saddened by what had happened. I needed to sit down and then lie down, as it seemed that my back was injured.
Within moments people were there to help us, including a policeman. The policeman informed me that I would have to go to the hospital and be checked over. The thought that came to me was "Suffer it to be so now" (Matt. 3:15). The practitioner reassured me and urged me to keep calm. I thanked those around me for helping us and was put into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. The nurses and doctors were loving and took care of cleaning me up. Within thirty minutes I was released from the emergency room. Besides an injured back, I had a sizable bump and cut on my head, and various other noticeable injuries.
I felt the need to call the practitioner for more treatment through prayer. I was still in much pain, and was not comfortable either sitting or lying down. We needed to know that God neither causes nor permits accidents. It was important to understand that God constantly cares for us. I had to know clearly that I—and everyone concerned—am always obedient to God's unerring direction.
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