Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
My Redeemer lives!
When I was in college, I injured my back at work. After lengthy medical treatment ending in a month-long hospital stay, I was told by doctors that they could offer no cure for the chronic pain that had caused me to drop out of college. I had been raised in a loving Protestant church, where I learned about the Bible, but my faith in God was now faltering because of this prognosis. I couldn’t understand how God could “allow” this to happen to me when I had tried hard to live a good, Christian life. I questioned whether I could worship that kind of God.
In the hospital, as I reached out to God in tearful desperation, my prayer went something like this: “God, if You are there, help me out of this mess. I’ll do whatever You ask!” I felt like the Psalmist who sang, “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears” (Psalms 18:6).
Suddenly I felt a transcendent peace that I’ll never forget. I saw mental images of myself in a beautiful place, helping people. I dried my tears, and when I got home to my parents’ house, I wrote to friends who were people of faith. I asked them, “Can God heal my illness?”
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
From the readers
Dave Churchill, Margee Lyon
Find refreshing rest
Waves of peace
Resist evil with the healing truth
Getting beyond knee-jerk reactions
Liz Butterfield Wallingford
The living Word of the Bible
My Redeemer lives!
Terese Reiter Messman
100 percent healed
Effects from boiling-water burn reversed
Divine Truth dissolves growth
Carolyn M. Maupin
Kathy Annette McGuill
Good news that’s credible and shareable