Having just gotten out of the hospital, I hereby have to say…
that God uses doctors and nurses to answer the prayers we pray.
I always most want to look to God and to His supernatural power;
yet the hospital is there for us, certainly, to help in a crisis hour.
I’m so grateful for the people who decided to utilize their minds
for the study of medicine and care, to fight maladies of various kinds.
Many of these people are young, some older, who daily report for duty.
Their zeal to serve God by serving others is truly a thing of beauty.
The hospital acts as if it is its own city–there are many personnel
who support the doctors and nurses as they work to get people well.
This makes me think of the medically trained, who volunteer to share
their expertise in areas of the world where there is little of such care.
Samaritan’s Purse, as an example, has set up clinics in Ukraine…
thereby making the love of God, through Christ, to be so very plain.
God uses believing prayer and/or people to show forth His compassion.
Either way, it’s through the prayer of faith that His miracles are fashioned.
P. A. Oltrogge
While there, I focused on scriptures, needing to hold up my faith shield,
confessing with my own tongue, that by Jesus’ stripes I was healed.
“…who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
“…but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18
“Never Run at Your Giant With Your Mouth Shut” is a great little book by Mark Hankins at http://www.markhankins.org and also “God’s Healing Word” by Trina Hankins
“While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?’ As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, ‘Do not be afraid; only believe.’” (from the account of the healing of the daughter of Jairus, in Mark 5:21-43.)