“This is what the Lord says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears;I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5
I am not 100% sure this falls under the healing topic but I felt led to write on it. Funny thing is, when I was asked to write I had my mind made up about what I was going to write about and this was the last thing I thought I would be sharing regarding healing.
Question: what do we do while we are waiting on healing to take place?
Just like the healing process of a cut, it takes time and this time happens to be God’s time not our own. He already knows the ending of the story. Whenever I start getting impatient He gently reminds me of everything He has healed in my life, that at the time I never thought was possible. One example is a loss that turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
I had a miscarriage in October of 2010 and thought I would never have any more kids. I already had a daughter, McKenzie, who was a complete God-send. She has a gift that I cannot quite describe other than she has a connection with God that is unlike anything I have ever witnessed. If I had not experienced it first hand, I would probably be skeptical.
McKenzie wanted a sibling almost as bad as I wanted another child; my husband, on the other hand, was satisfied with our family of 3. I learned to cope with it the best I could and pushed the thought of having any more kids to the back of my mind, which was hard and sometimes very painful. McKenzie and I had frequent conversations about how she wanted a sibling. I would tell her that I wanted another baby but it was just something we had to put in God’s hands and if He wanted to add to our family, He would.
Four years after my miscarriage, McKenzie came to me out of the blue and told me I would go into labor. I’m sure you can just imagine the look on my face when she told me this. She just smiled and said God told her that I would have another baby and off she went. I learned very early on to not disregard things she said, but this particular time I felt like I needed to guard my heart.
Three months later I went to the doctor because I thought I was pregnant even though all the tests I had taken said otherwise. The doctor ran tests and came back and said there was nothing there and suggested I take some medication that would restart my cycle. I decided against that because I felt like if there was even just a small chance I really was pregnant the medication would abort the baby.
Three weeks later during worship at Church of the Highlands, I heard God speak to me in an audible voice saying that I would carry another child but the process had been long because He had work that needed to be done in my life and there was healing that had to take place. A month later I took another test and it was positive. Nine months to the day that McKenzie shared her word from God, I gave birth to Maggie Elizabeth Cosby.
I share all of this to say that God does heal; and when He heals, He will not only blow you away but He will knock you off your feet to your knees in the process.
Back to the original question- what do we do while we’re waiting for the healing to take place?
We continue praying and praising leaning not on our own understanding, but the understanding that we serve a God who loves us and will provide in ways we will never be able to understand.
You see, there is a saying, “we will never be able to appreciate the rainbow until we have walked through the storm .” I can boldly say a great big “AMEN” and “hallelujah” to that!
To the person reading this that is waiting on their healing to take place, be patient and dance in the rain, my friend. ~ Amy
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Amy Cosby is a sinner saved by grace with a heart for God and a love for people. She is the wife to a daredevil tower climber, a mother to two preious girls and the glue that keeps her office together at Alabama Power. She loves to laugh, spend time with friends and family and she coaches cheerleading for the Moody Blue Devils youth cheerleaders.