Monday, February 21, 2011

Healed and Sealed

Back when I had my surgery in December, I had an incision under each arm. The one on the left healed up in the proper manner, but the one on the right never would cooperate completely. Then several weeks later, it began to open. I didn't want to go to the doctor, because the one who did the surgery lives at a great distance. I didn't even know if the problem was serious or not. Don't you hate that? To go or not to go, that is the question. I had prayer at church and things stayed the same for a while. Then a hole opened up and I thought I should go somewhere. I prayed some more because I still didn't want to go a long way. My husband suggested that I go to the regular doctor, the one who referred me. I got an appointment, and just before I went, I found an old teaching from Women's Aglow teacher Terry Caplanis. She showed how a wounded eagle lies in the sun and waits for healing. He waits with a twining-together trust while the sun helps his body to heal by natural body processes.

The doctor looked at it, said it wasn't so bad and told me that animals in the wild get big gashes in their skin and they can't run to a doctor. They let nature heal them. (This from the doctor who "yelled" at me for not coming in often enough.) So there I had a confirmation. I put gauze on in it so air could get in and I didn't look at it unless I had to. I decided, hole and all, that God could do what He said He would do.

The day recently, when the last part finally closed, was like a party to me. I have been healed before, but this was special. When I was in the worst of it, I couldn't see any way out, doctors or no doctors. And now the place is shut and the scar is only about half as long as the one on the other side, the good side. The rest is good skin.
There are still issues I need to deal with: finances, relationships, other healings, and duties. But just one special touch from the Lord gave me such a boost. He is awesome. He does heal. And He wants me to know that all, all else is covered up, healed and sealed.


  1. He always gives us that encouragement right when we need it the most. He will meet all your needs! :O)

  2. Aww...God is so good. I'm glad your arm is healing. :)

  3. This reminds me of a song we used to sing when I was a kid.

    He will make a way
    when it seems there is no way.
    He works in ways we can not see
    He will make a way for me.
    He will be my guide
    hold me closely to His side.
    With love and grace
    for each new day
    He will make a way.

  4. Nancy,
    THis post warms my heart more than some of the others. You have such a trust that encourages me when I need it most. I pray your other needs will be met soon.

  5. Thank you, Terri. I needed to hear that.

  6. Amen! Jesus is the great Physician! :-)

    Take care and have a great week :-)


  7. Boy, we get to learn lessons from every part of our life, don't we? I'm glad to hear your arm has healed completely.

  8. I had a couple of scars when I was a teenager from various things. I thought they'd never go away but eventually, even they disappeared. It just takes time and lots of patience.

  9. So wonderful it is healed and you trusted it to happen!

  10. Hi Nancy -

    What a wonderful testimony of God's healing power!

    My pastor teaches that when we go up for prayer, God's healing power begins working in our bodies. We expect an immediate change (a miracle), but healing is often gradual. As we hold fast to our confession of faith, we see results.

    Most of the healings I've experienced have been the gradual variety.

    Susan :)