DOZ Issue 34 August 2018 - Page 10

« death. When her beloved husband died, she could hardly take in the enormity of what transpired, before becoming gravely ill herself. She was scheduled for surgery soon after her husband’s untimely passing. The operation was a serious one, as are most operations. During the procedure; she had a fifty percent chance of becoming permanently paralyzed, or disabled. And, there was a chance that the tumor (s) was malignant. Irrespective of what was happening, Dee had a beautiful attitude, along with a heart filled with hope and love for the LORD. She prayed and looked to God, her Master Physician for help, and placed her trust fully in Him. She told me before her operation, “I see His light shining and know that during this dark time in my life…His light is always shining through it all. I’m in His hands now…” Dee came through the operation better than anticipated. The tumors on the inside, and outside of her spine were successfully removed. She hadn’t suffered any paralysis, and the results of the tumor showed that both of the tumors were fully benign! Plus her rehabilitation went extremely well, and she was released back to her home…surprising the entire medical team. When they said to Dee, “We can’t explain how you’ve come through so well” Dee responded with, “I can…it’s called Faith! Praise God!” It would behoove me to further share this part of the story, to give God further glory and praise. Dee’s husband had suffered a heart attack five years prior to his death. The two of them were driving for a routine check-up at a medical center. It was about a four hour trip from their rural home in Maine. When they arrived at the center, and while waiting in the ER area of the hospital, her husband gasped for breath and slumped to the floor in front of Dee, turning blue. She watched in horror and cried out to the LORD, “Please Father God, spare him, don’t take him from me just yet. Please, Father, I love him” as the medical team worked on him, and after what seemed to be an eternity for my friend, the team brought him back to life. He had a full recovery and obviously lived for another five years. The medical team said it was nothing short of miraculous because if he was in the car on the highway, when he suffered his massive heart attack, he would surely have died. Once again... Praise God and His mercy and compassion. Dee is currently still living in her lovely big home in Maine. She is living proof of God and His miracles. Although she is slightly hampered in the way she walks, due to the operation, and missing her husband immensely, she gives God all the glory and knows He is with her every step of the way, as he has been her entire life. He is in control as He has been since the beginning of time, and ever shall be. We are His and His alone. He is the Creator of the Universe, and of all things. In closing, we need to acknowledge we can’t do anything without God and His mercy. We can build a road and have the knowledge to do so…but who is the supplier of the tools needed to, in fact, build the road? We can ride an automobile, but we need the keys to start the engine. We can go to the Doctor for answers and help, but it is God who supplies the knowledge and the direction. He has the final say in everything. God is the key to ALL things in our life. He is the fountain of life. He moves upon the face of this earth, and His Spirit lives within those that believe. He is our breath…His hands move upon our lives in a regiment fashion. His goal and promises are indelible, impregnable, and undeniable. Remember that the next time someone says, “It can’t be done.” Then you can respond with, “Oh really? Then you haven’t met my God!” “Dear Lord, thank You, without You, there is no life, You are the Creator of all things, and all things are created because of You, thank You for Your mercy, Your love, and Your faithfulness, and for holding us up in good times and bad, all glory and honor are Yours, in Jesus’ name, Amen.” Special Note/Acknowledgements: Special thank you to Dee for allowing me to bring her story to others so they might share in the glory of God and His mercy. And a special thank you to DOZ for allowing this to be told. I pray this was a blessing to those reading it and I pray God’s light continues to shine both in good times and in our moments of darkness as we lift Him in praise and exalt Him now and forever. 10 DOZ Magazine August 2018 death. When her beloved husband died, she could hardly take in the enormity of what transpired, before becoming gravely ill herself. She was scheduled for surgery soon after her husband’s untimely passing. The operation was a serious one, as are most operations. During the procedure; she had a fifty percent chance of becoming permanently paralyzed, or disabled. And, there was a chance that the tumor (s) was malignant. Irrespective of what was happening, Dee had a beautiful attitude, along with a heart filled with hope and love for the LORD. She prayed and looked to God, her Master Physician for help, and placed her trust fully in Him. She told me before her operation, “I see His light shining and know that during this dark time in my life…His light is always shining through it all. I’m in His hands now…” Dee came through the operation better than anticipated. The tumors on the inside, and outside of her spine were successfully removed. She hadn’t suffered any paralysis, and the results of the tumor showed that both of the tumors were fully benign! Plus her rehabilitation went extremely well, and she was released back to her home…surprising the entire medical team. When they said to Dee, “We can’t explain how you’ve come through so well” Dee responded with, “I can…it’s called Faith! Praise God!” It would behoove me to further share this part of the story, to give God further glory and praise. Dee’s husband had suffered a heart attack five years prior to his death. The two of them were driving for a routine check-up at a medical center. It was about a four hour trip from their rural home in Maine. When they arrived at the center, and while waiting in the ER area of the hospital, her husband gasped for breath and slumped to the floor in front of Dee, turning blue. She watched in horror and cried out to the LORD, “Please Father God, spare him, don’t take him from me just yet. Please, Father, I love him” as the medical team worked on him, and after what seemed to be an eternity for my friend, the team brought him back to life. He had a full recovery and obviously lived for another five years. 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