Teeth straightened through prayer

When our son Rick was in the seventh grade, we were at the dentist’s office for his yearly cleaning, and the dentist told us Rick would require braces for a short time to straighten his crooked teeth. Rick was very upset by this verdict. When we left, I said we could either go ahead with the braces or we could pray about it. Through tears, he said he wanted to pray.

Over the years, I had often prayed when dental problems came up. A Bible verse I had worked with was particularly helpful: “Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it” (Ecclesiastes 3:14). I interpreted this to mean that God’s creation is spiritual and forever intact, and no perfection can be taken from man or any detail of his being. There is nothing material in God to decay or become displaced, so there can’t be anything in His idea, man, to decay or be displaced. All that man includes is spiritual and is held by God in its perfect place and condition.

Testimony of Healing
True growth is only good
September 15, 2014

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