We worship an amazing God; Our God is so full of mercy, love and compassion. Needless to say, He performs wonders and miracles that keep us in awe.
As the author of Psalm 77 writes, “You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples” (Vs.14), we too experience God’s wonders in our lives over and again. Definitely, each of us has so much to share about God’s love and grace to us and to our families or friends.
Likewise, God has been truly amazing to our family and made his presence felt amidst us as we crossed rough waters the past three months. I like to share our experience of his grace and love that I believe will bring hope and blessings to all those who trust in him.
It was some time in the third week of January that my daughter suffered from a viral infection and had to take heavy antibiotics. Few days later, she threw up food once and later in February; she vomited twice within a gap of few days. We did not take it seriously and believed that it might be because of the antibiotic. However, from the beginning of March, she started to vomit continuously. Sadly, she threw up everything, even water and medications.
Hence, she had to be given IV fluids every two or three days for energy, as she was not able to eat or drink anything. We could not take a decision to take her to India, as she was writing her 12th grade board examinations. It was pathetic to see her suffer so much, as she had to study and write the exams as well.
She found it difficult to concentrate on her exams, as she had to run every few minutes to the restroom to throw up the little juice or soup that she tried to drink. Our only hope was in God. At times, I used to feel a strange kind of fear. Nevertheless, God gave wonderful promises through the scripture.
We held on to his promises – “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted” – Job 9:10
“The Sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall” – Malachi 4:2
Nonetheless, by the immense grace of God, she was able to complete four exams. It was only by God-given strength that she was able to sit through three hours for each paper. She still had one more paper to write, but her condition was not improving. We were desperate with worry over her health, not knowing the course of action to take. It was then that the Indian Government announced postponement of board exams until further notice due to Covid 19 situation. For us, being in that situation, it was God doing a miracle (for our sake) by postponing the exam.
Travel to India
We booked tickets to India on the same night the announcement was made (a miracle that we could get on a flight on March 19). Again, by the grace of God, we could reach our hometown safely. Indeed, this was a miracle, since by then, passengers who flew to our hometown were being quarantined and movement was restricted. Nevertheless, in our case God was doing miracles. We were able to get a CT scan done (on the advice of our family doctor) on the very same day of reaching our hometown and diagnose the problem. It was after this that we were home quarantined. Do you see God working on our behalf? He is an AMAZING God.
Although the country was in lock down and doctors were not available, by the mighty grace of God, a top-level management personnel of a reputable hospital was kind enough to put us in touch with a specialist. We forwarded the CT scan to the doctor and he prescribed medicines over the phone until further action could be taken. However, he advised an endoscopy whenever hospitals resumed operations. Unfortunately, lock down continued and hospitals were nearly non-functional.
Nevertheless, God was working out miracle after miracle for us. Within few days, the specialist doctor was willing to come to the hospital to see my daughter. He and his team performed an endoscopy and in the midst of the process, the doctor called us and informed that there was no growth or structural problem. The doctor confirmed that it was nothing major to worry. He said that the muscle in her food pipe was too tight causing the problem. Further, he informed that he would be proceeding with dilation as a first-aid measure. We felt the overflowing mercy and grace of God in our moments of worry and fear. In fact, the doctor said that she would be fine with medications and if necessary surgery could be planned. Praise God!
At this point, I need to mention that the doctor and his team were so kind and supportive, and we are immensely grateful to them for coming to the hospital that day (in the current situation) and doing the dilation process. Indeed, true to God’s promise, he was performing wonders that cannot be fathomed and miracles that cannot be counted.
God is a miracle-worker
We went for review after a month and the doctor was happy that my daughter’s health has improved with medications. Nevertheless, he advised us to consult a surgeon. However, both the surgeon and the doctor felt that she could be under observation for three months and if necessary opt for surgery later.
God is still working miracles. When the Government scheduled the postponed examinations in July, we were concerned about getting back to our resident country. My daughter had to complete one paper, but there were no international flights yet. But, ours is a God of miracles. Currently, the decision to cancel exams for overseas students remains unchanged. God takes care of every minute detail that concerns us. We only need to trust him completely.
Indeed, God is awesome. My daughter’s health is almost back to normalcy. It is only by God’s grace that we were able to get through the difficult times. God’s hands were steadfast on our mountain of problem. He moved our mountain and made it possible to sing praises to his name. All glory and praise to God.
All through our difficult times, we held on to God tightly. We knew there was no other way to cross this river of tribulation. Eventually, I learned that when we trust God completely, as our only lifeline, he remains so faithful to his promises. He cares for us and answers our prayers, though we do not deserve his love and mercy.
As the children of God, he protects us under his wings. Let us trust him completely and seek his grace always.
“This is my God, and I will praise him” – Exodus. 15:2
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, I will tell of all your wonderful deeds” – Psalms. 9:1
All glory to God Almighty
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