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Sara Rossler

March 2, 2024

Psalm 91:15, New Living Translation

“When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.”


What is the Formula to Obtain a Healing?


My family has always come together every Fall for some sort of a family reunion type of event. For many years it was to make our traditional apple butter. This year my oldest brother planned a day trip to the New York Finger Lakes where we had dinner on an old steam boat, toured a few museums and local shops, and had a wonderful time together! However, my brother was unusually quiet.


The next day he laid around the house and slept, which was totally out of character for him. The next day he continued to digress, refusing to go to the hospital. That night while getting up to go to the bathroom, he hit the floor and was unable to get up. The ambulance was called, excessive bleeding was identified.


The hospital diagnosed him with an excessive bleeding ulcer. Plans were being made to go in and cauterize the bleeding. It was Labor Day weekend and the staff was few. But we witnessed many miraculous blessings and provisions of the Lord during these few hours.


However, as they were going down through his esophagus into his stomach, they hit an unexpected pocket of blood which flowed upward and aspirated into his lungs. So his lungs were full of blood, his heart stopped, and I got a text that said we are losing him.


Now exactly which formula should I use at this time? What are the perfect words that I should be using and in what sequence? What should my posture be? How must I approach the throne of God? I have no clue. There are many books written on healing. Some of which I have briefed. And I certainly don’t want to belittle any of them.


But I serve a risen Savior. It is my habit to call upon him in times of trouble. So once again, I said the only thing I could think to say,” Jesus!” I cried out one word,” Jesus,” over and over and over again as I paced the length of my house! My soul cried out, for only Jesus could do what had to be done. I somehow managed to get a text out for prayer to my Sunday church prayer chain. But we were losing him right now.  And right now we needed a miracle. I cried out until the peace flooded in that says, I have heard your hearts cry. I have got this. And slowly my spirit quieted in the presence of the Lord.


They hit his heart with the paddles. His heartbeat resumed. He made a miraculous recovery. A few days later, he made a road trip to Wisconsin– just because he could. When I tried to convince him that he should rest a bit, he reminded me of who our God is. That He is a God who does all things well.


I am so thankful for that daily walk we have with Jesus – for that daily intimacy. I am so thankful that He is as close as the mention of His Name.

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