After getting the news, we went to Facebook and asked for family and friends to pray for our girl. The responses we received were overwhelming!
We prayed every day. Most of the time, several times a day. Sometimes we quoted scripture, sometimes we prayed from the heart, and sometimes our tears were our unsaid prayers of our heart.
What started out as being scared and overwhelmed quickly started turning into resolve. And then something funny happened, it started turning into faith. Real faith. Scripture says in Hebrews 11:1 says: Faith being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. And all of sudden we just KNEW it was going to be okay. I kept telling people that the Lord was going to heal my girl! And I believed it. I truly believed it.
My wonderful husband was believing for healing as well. However, he did ask on a few occasions if I would be okay if the Lord chose not to heal our girl at this time. I told him it didn't matter, she was going to be healed. But if that was the Lord's will, we put our trust in Him and it would be okay. Period. I have never in my life been this sure about anything. Ever. Looking back, that's kinda weird. lol But then again...not.
Our girl's ears popped a few times and such during the 2 weeks between the original diagnosis and the follow-up appointment. Between talks with her and observing things, we noticed it was like "someone" trying to find a station on a dial...tuning in. It was very interesting to watch.
During this time our girl heard on a song on the radio that she got very excited about. It was a new song, and we weren't sure of the name of it or the artist. But I wish you could have seen how excited she was about this song. She said it was "her song" right now. It was really encouraging and speaking to her. The song was by Mark Schultz and it is called "All Things Possible". I will post it later. It's amazing. It was perfect. And I was so proud of my girl.
Yesterday we had our follow-up appointment. It was amazing. The first person saw her old test results and called for another doc to come in and the do the re-test. She did not want a thing to do with it. That is not reassuring in least. But the new doc was extremely knowledgeable and very well educated. When the tests began I started pacing. (my girl was in a room that resembled a safe. She could not see or hear us, but we could hear her). There came a point where I started to pray again, then I let it go and just waited.
After her tests we were told that her hearing now was on the low side of the normal range, but was in fact NORMAL and that she no longer needed hearing aids!! My husband asked a ton of questions trying to get a reason for how this could have happened. How in the world did her hearing get so bad so quick, but then all of a sudden be so much better? There was no medical reason for it what so ever!! She couldn't give us one! In short, IT WAS GOD!!! He healed her!!! He stopped her hearing loss, and we are believing and praying that He is going to continue to restore her hearing!
I am in so much...shock...awe...you name it. You hear stories like this from others. But you never really believe it can happen to you or for you. I believe. Now I believe.
I am a sinner. I make a ton of bad choices and mistakes. There are things in my life I'm not ready to give up or don't know how to give up (like control). But it's so amazing to see that the Lord really does love us in spite of those things. He says "come as you are". He is bigger than I ever imagined Him to be. He answered all our prayers where our girl is concerned. Not because He had too, but because He wanted too. It's one thing to hear of the miracles in scripture, or to hear someone else tell of their miracle (like you reading ours now). But it's a whole other story to live it. It really does happen. Miracles really do happen!! I promise!! My girl's hearing is restored!!! Praise the Lord on high!!
Our girl had issues hearing. Of that I have no doubt. She cried over it. We had many talks over it. Several different doctors confirmed it (three total I do believe...maybe 4). There is NO medical explanation for her healing. It was God. To the Lord be all the Glory!! These things really do happen!! Don't give up hope for whatever you are believing in or going through. Trust that He knows best.
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