Monday, November 29, 2010

The great Physician

I grew up with such a limited knowledge of the Bible that I didn't grasp exactly what Jesus had done on the cross and the purpose of His sacrifice.

But, despite that, I know that God never gave up on me, and I'm so glad about that! In fact, He's the perfect Healer and that's something I know for sure. You see, many years ago, I would lose my voice and only surgery could bring it back. Thankfully, I had been under the care of a highly-skilled voice specialist whose reputation was second to none. He had operated on me early on and the outcome was very successful.

However, a couple of years later, my voice had weakened once more so I returned to my doctor and he performed surgery on me again. I knew I was in good hands and he would give me my voice back as he had done before.

But much to my dismay, my voice didn't come back.

I was in shock! But, all would be fine because a month later, it was time for plan B and I went back for another surgery. Surely, this time around, the result would be successful. But, sadly, despite these two surgeries back to back, my voice was still gone with no sign of coming back.

I couldn't understand why. Here was one of the highest-skilled doctors in the country. Other doctors from all over the world came to him to get trained. I knew he could give me my voice back since he had done it before, so why on earth couldn't I get it back?

Little by little, I became filled with hopelessness. That's when I started to think about God.

I believed in Him (although I didn't pay Him much attention), and I was confident that if I actually prayed to Him, He would hear me.

So as I went to bed one night, I began to pour out my heart to Him. I remember telling Him that I knew everything I had was His, including my voice, and for Him to do with it what He wanted. I was surrendering. Tears rolled down my face again and again. I woke up the next morning and I felt at peace about coming to God. I knew it was the right thing to do.

Then I got out of bed and got ready for the day. And when I opened my mouth...

My voice was back!!!!!

Yes, nice and strong! Immediately, I thought "God was here! He heard me and He healed me!". Everywhere I went, people were shocked and asked me what happened. Quite simply, I told them that I had started praying. Ever since that day, I have been giving thanks to God for giving me my voice back. I know that He took it away for a reason, and I appreciate it so much now.

O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. Psalm 30:2.

I know God is the perfect Healer and there is nothing too hard for Him. He has perfect strength and wisdom and power, and I am actually grateful that God took my voice away when He did in order that I could come to that realization and have a relationship with Him.

If you need healing of any kind, turn to God. You won't find a physician with credentials that come anywhere close to His!

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:13-15.

May God bless you and heal you!


Raise Them Up said...

I can't imagine how tough it has been for you during the times without a voice. But what a wonderful story you make of God's grace.

I can't help but be amazed that, whether you have an audible voice or not, God has given you such an outreach through your blog. I know you have blessed me many times with your tender heart and insights.

Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony Melody (your blog title has much more significance now!).
It has given me encouragement. We have desperate health needs in our family, and I pray daily for healing. I pray acknowledging his sovereignty in our lives. I know He is good and loves us unconditionally.
I am thankful He restored your voice.

Elizabethd said...

Oh, what a truly wonderful story. Thank you for sharing that testament to God's wonderful healing. He never gives up on us.

Lady Dorothy said...

Wonderful testimony! God met you in your need and brought you to Him. Isn't He amazing?

I love that I now understand your blog title...and I didn't even know there was anything to understand! :-)

ChaChaneen said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, hence the name of your blog! Quite clever dahling!

Seriously though, your testimony is just beautiful! He intentionally set you in this time on earth with divine purpose of what you are to do during THIS time!

As the others have also said... thank you so much for sharing!


Elena said...

Melody, what a beautiful post. The name of your blog means so much more now! God is so good and has helped me in everything even physical needs. I prayed and asked the Lord for a baby and we did not seek any medical assistance for conception and He gave us our sweet Mary and I had no complications in pregnancy and Mary was just perfect when she was born and has been such a healthy child. I was 46 years old!! God is so good and I am eternally grateful! Blessings to you today. Hugs, Elena

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful testimony! I am sorry you've had to go through so much! Prayer really works, that is for sure!

Lib said...

SO Thankful your voice has been restored!!!!!!!
My hearing is going ,I relate to not wanting to be in crowds. Often Dh has to repeat back to me what someone says. Often I hear but cant understand the words. I have non stop ringing .
Thanks for your uplifting post! :o)

Susan B said...

What a wonderful post! God is just so awesome. Thank you for sharing your story of restoration and healing.

Carol said...

What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing your heart!

Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing.

Merry Christmas to your and yours!


Gwendolyn said...

Oh, my sweet friend! Thank you so much for sharing your story. God's story! And it is so wonderful to know it is not finished yet! I was so blessed to read of God's goodness to you in drawing you to Himself! No wonder your blog is called, "The voice of melody!" It is a privilege to come by here. I believe you visited me before and I trust we'll get better acquainted in days to come. Blessings and Grace from our merciful Savior in this new year!

Debbie said...

I don't know how on earth I've missed you, but I came over to check on you today and you had posted! And what a wonderful post it was! I'm so happy for you and thankful for a God who answers prayer. I recently met a woman who cannot speak above a whisper, and that only occasionally. She has a virus that affected her vocal cords and is considered permanently damaged. She doesn't know the Lord and does not want to. I wonder what a difference it would make in her life if she believed! Thank you so much for speaking out about the power of Christ in you lives and His ability to help us overcome all things through Him.
Hugs, Debbie

RoyalTLady said...

Most wonderful post