I got so fed up with being sick. I was coming up on two weeks of battling that viral infection and things weren't looking any better. I did something I normally don't do. I asked for help. I asked for prayers. Our God is truly an awesome God. I went to bed feeling miserable Wednesday night. I was itching all over. The rash was still terrible. My legs, arms, and hands ached. I was tired all the time, every time I stood up my heart would start beating out of my chest. I said my prayers as I do most every night (I know that I should make that every single night without exception and that's something I intend to work on) and I went to bed. I woke up and the rash had almost completely faded. My resting heart rate was under 100 for the first time in two weeks and it stayed that way all day long. I was starting to get my energy back. I felt better than I had in a very long time. And today was even better than yesterday. The rash only shows up on my elbows, when it shows up at all. My resting heart rate was even better today than yesterday. The aches and pains are almost completely gone and I made it through the entire day without needing a nap. Two weeks of doctors and medicines and fluids and rest couldn't do what one night of collective prayer accomplished. I'm reminded again and again, these last couple of months especially, that God is there through the good AND the bad times.
I know that there are many people out there who will read this and think it's a coincidence. There are those who will read this and think it's all in my head. There are those who will read this and think I'm crazy or downright stupid. I'm not posting this for those people. I'm posting this for those going through a rough patch who will read this and find hope. I know many people won't see this as a miracle but I do. I know it was "just a virus" and that's a small problem in the scope of many of today's ills but maybe my small problem and my answered prayers will give you hope in help and miracles for you problems big or small. It's also a call to action. You were created for good works. I got help from everyone who took time out of their day to pray for me and it may seem simple but it made a big difference for me. You're meant to be a help and hope for other people, whether that is through works or prayers or both. Blessings.
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