I am encouraged after our trip to the doctor to talk about the ensuing hip replacement, which isn’t far off. The appointed day is Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Steve expects this operation to enable him to get back to normal. I made sure the doctor knew that normal for Steve is wild and wooly compared to most men his age. The doc said that I don’t know enough about men. He says they are all that way. Steve wants tee off again soon. He has missed golfing for a couple years, because of the failing hip.
We like the doctor and feel confident that he will do a good job. Steve’s daughter works in the medical field, and she assures us that this is a fairly routine operation these days.
In the meantime, I am still praying that Steve’s hip will be naturally healed by the power of God. I believe, as do our friends, that we, as believers, should be able to bring healing into a person’s life. Yet, our friends and I prayed and proclaimed my dear husband healed, and he was not. I am not one to give up. I have read books about healing and am reading a new one today written by a paramedic that heals people, some of them on their way to the hospital for emergency care.
What I’ve read this morning has encouraged me. Jesus said when his disciples could not heal someone, that their problem was a lack of faith. The Word of God says about faith in Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” I’m reading the words of faith again and again. One of these days, who knows, my faith may suddenly appear in great strength, and our friends and I will speak with authority, and my hubby will be healed!
Steve says, “Hurry! August 19 is the deadline!”