My Story Is His Story
My Story Is His Story
Lily Blake's Story Written By Rob Blake
Tears rolled down her face that dreadful Friday afternoon as she sat in that cold, dark ultrasound room. The doctor reported that the baby she carried no longer had a heartbeat or any signs of life, and discussed the further tests and procedures she would undertake on Monday at the local hospital. Because she was so close to term, the lifeless baby would have to be carried until she delivered.
The drive home was a somber one, the joy and hope of a once exuberant, expectant mother had now turned into devastation and despair. The tragic loss of her unborn child was impossible to take in and though it would seem that all hope was lost, she held desperately to a glimmer of hope as she believed in a God of miracles.
As she sat through the church service that Sunday, a moment arrived when the deacons and prayer intercessors lined up and called for those who needed a touch from God. This was the moment she had been awaiting. Her hope had turned to faith! As she acted on her faith and walked down that line of believers, receiving prayer and prophetic words over her body, mind, and also over her lifeless, unborn child, something began to happen.
She felt a strong pain in her stomach as the lifeless child she carried began to move and kick. On the way home that night, the baby continued to move and kick so much that she thought the baby was leaping inside of her. She returned the next day for her appointment at the hospital. The doctors and nurses couldn’t understand why she had been sent there when her baby who appeared so healthy with a strong heartbeat and obvious signs of life. With her joy restored, the lady explained that her baby was miraculously brought back to life the night before by the power of a healing God!
In what seemed a hopeless situation, the one thing this lady had to hold on to was her hope in Christ! We live in a world with hopelessness all around us and at times, even as Christians, we lose sight of the hope we have in Christ.
The Webster dictionary defines hope as, “to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment” and “desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment”.
The Bible mentions hope along with faith and love as something that will remain when all else fades away (1 Corinthians 13:13). We have a hope in Christ of salvation but sometimes forget that we have a hope for healing. Isaiah 53:5 says, “But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.”
Healing starts with our hope in Christ by the sacrifice He made in His torture, death, and glorious resurrection.
Paul spoke to the believers in Rome saying, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13 ESV). In difficult times especially, we need to remember to be full of hope, like Paul said.
When we have hope in Christ for our healing, whether physically, mentally, or spiritually, it gives us the confidence to believe that what He has promised in His Word, He will accomplish!!! It starts with hope and leads to faith. I love the way the NLT translated the writer of Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” You see, you can’t have faith without hope, and if you don’t know this already, faith is a powerful thing! Jesus said to his disciples, “For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew .ESV) 17:20
There are several incidents recorded in the New Testament where Jesus had just healed someone and immediately said, “your faith has made you whole” or “your faith has healed you”. It was obvious that Jesus was the healer when the sick went to him and were healed so why would He feel the need to say, “Your faith has healed you?”
Your healing and mine has been completed in the cross along with our salvation but just like you need faith to receive salvation, it seems to me that faith is the key to receive wholeness too.
There’s so much to be said of how to build your faith that you’ll find books and books of material to study. The one thing I would say of faith today is this; “So, faith comes from listening, but it’s listening by means of Christ’s message” (Romans We build our .)CEB 10:17 cripture.Sfaith through hearing the Word of God in
If you are desperate for a healing today, I want to assure you that there is HOPE! I know this because the lady I spoke of in the story above is my mother, and the lifeless baby that was supposed to be born dead, is me.
If you’ve lost hope amidst your situation, I speak the words of Paul over you today, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
I pray that your hope is restored, and that faith rises up in you like it did so many years ago in a praying, believing mom.
You ask me if God can do it? I know that He can, He did, and HE WILL!!