He Heard My Cry
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Have you ever been in a situation where you had to cry out to the Lord with everything you have? I remember it like it was yesterday. My daughter stopped breathing when she was two months old. We rushed her to the hospital, and they were able to revive her, but they said things would never be the same for her. At that time, I wasn’t living my life for God, but I knew from being raised in the church that HE was the only one I could call on.
Like David in Psalm 30, I cried out:
I will exalt you, LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”
LORD, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
To you, LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help” ( NIV).
For weeks my family, friends and church family prayed for my daughter’s recovery. The doctors had nothing but bad news for me. They said she will never see, walk, talk, or function as a normal child.
I was taught not to put my faith in human limitations, but to stand on the Word of God. I told the Lord if He saved my child, I would give my life back to Him.
She was sent home after two weeks in the ICU. Then began her journey to healing. She is visually impaired but not fully blind. She has brain damage, but she is only mildly delayed. She has a mild weakness on her left side, but she doesn’t let that stop her from doing anything she loves to do. She loves to act in local stage plays, she hosted a radio show for a while, she currently is perfecting her job skills in a job training program for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). She loves the Lord, and she is very evangelistic in her community.
I thank the Lord that:
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever ().
Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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