“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
“It would be better for you to go back to the United States” the doctor told me. My head began reeling. “They are just kidney stones,” I thought.
However, the month-long fever and the IV antibiotics were telling us a different story. At that time we were living in Belize, Central America doing missions work. We had a toddler and an infant and we were just recovering from a hurricane that left devastating damages across Belize. I was sitting in front of the only urologist in the country. My two options were invasive surgery or return to the USA where I could receive more thorough medical care.
“We can’t go to the States,” my husband groaned, “We don’t have the money.”
We didn’t have the money, all of the money people recently donated went to repairs from the hurricane. Yet, I was very sick and I needed help quickly, and cutting open my kidney in Belize was not a good option.
The Holy spirit in me said, “Have faith, dear.”
I turned to my husband and stated, “I need to get to the States, I have no idea how, but I know that if it is in God’s plan, He will provide a way.”
We drove silently from the hospital to our small city apartment. We were completely out of control in a desperate situation. It was not even and hour later that I received and e-mail from a church that just visited us on a vision trip.
Big God, big miracles
The-mail said, “Dear Bjorgens, God has found you faithful, our church would like to send your family on a vacation.” We had told no one about my medical need. BUT God in all his glorious goodness and faithfulness had performed a miracle for us.
After the church heard details about our need they were more than happy to pay for us to fly to the USA. Once I got there and talked to the doctor he looked at my blood work and said,
“You are a very lucky woman. You have sepsis in your blood that your kidney stones have caused. If you waited longer to come you could have died.”
I wasn’t lucky, I was loved by a great God who met us in our deepest need and in His sovereignty, gave us a miracle!
Melissa Bjorgen is the creator of “Mel’s Minute” on Facebook where you get “passionate biblical teaching for faithful living.” She is passionate about sharing what the Lord has taught her through His word and lessons learned while on the mission field for 11 years and raising three kids.
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