Reaction to wasp stings quickly healed

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). One morning a few years ago, I had a healing that made clear to me the potency of this passage. 

I had dropped by my dad’s house to take him to an appointment and help him with a few chores. There was a lot to do, and I was feeling rushed as I tried to get a few last-minute things done before we left. I ran outside to get a tool, determined to be as quick as possible so we wouldn’t be late for his appointment. Not looking where I was going, I stepped right on top of a wasps’ nest. 

It was a warm summer day, and the wasps were very active. Immediately, they swarmed my ankles and legs, stinging me many times. Fearful that the swarm of wasps would get bigger and sting me even more, I ran away from the nest as fast as I could until I felt it was safe to stop. At first, the pain in my ankles and lower legs was so intense that it was difficult to think clearly. But I knew I needed to turn completely to God and get my thought clear of fear, anger at the wasps, and even a little guilt that I had been so careless as to step on their nest and disturb them. 

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