God’s Promises, Grace, and Truth
I’ve had the most amazing week.
Did I have a migraine every day? Why, yes. Yes I did.
So what made my week so amazing?
I’m so glad you asked!!!
I Believe, Help My Unbelief
But first, I want to share the story of a father’s encounter with Jesus.
You see, there was this boy. Since childhood, the boy had been possessed by a demon (true story).
The disciples couldn’t cast it out (they tried). But then along came Jesus.
The boy’s father said to Jesus, “If you’re able to do something – anything- have compassion on us and help us!”
Let me just pause for a moment here, because I can totally feel the father’s heart in that sentence.
Anyway, Jesus replied, “What do you mean, ‘if’? If you are able to believe, all things are possible to the believer.”
Then the father cried out — and this is what gets me — “I believe, help my unbelief!”
Have you ever been there?
That’s where I am this week.
Deep in my soul I’ve had the feeling that this was the year my migraine would go away.
If you aren’t familiar with my story, my head has hurt since July of 2017.
My new neurologist laughed when I put 1,416 down for the number of days my migraine lasts. But seriously, I’ve only had one migraine free day in the past 1,416 days. (Maybe I should have put 937?)
The first year or two of my migraines, I had great faith that my head hurting was part of God’s plan for me.
And it has been. I’ve grown so much spiritually and been able to inspire others. God was definitely able to use my pain for His glory.
I even wrote a post called, “Seriously, I Don’t Need a Miracle, I Just Need Jesus.”
I published a book called, “Clinging to Jesus: Praying and Meditating on God’s Word When You’re in Pain.“
However, I’ll just say it: I’m sick of being sick.
The Bottom Line
I’m tired of my head hurting all the time.
So when God gave me that spiritual nudge that this was it. That my head would quit hurting by the end of 2021, I clung to it.
In March, I started seeing a new doctor (yes, I see a lot of doctors). She prescribed a new medicine that cut my pain in half.
My head still hurts, but nothing like it did.
Then, this week I met another new doctor. She’s a specialist in the migraine niche. Like my normal migraine specialist sent me to her because of the type of migraines she specializes in. It took forever to get my new patient appointment set up, but after talking with her for an hour, she diagnosed me with a spinal migraine…
…and get this:
Told me how we can fix it.
I have an outpatient procedure this coming Tuesday morning. I could be migraine free by Wednesday.
She did add a disclaimer that the first step towards fixing it isn’t always the step that fixes it, but it is the best place to start.
My Prayer Request
I believe God can heal my head at any moment. But I also believe this procedure is it. I’m always so tempted to add “but if not.” Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when they went into the fiery furnace. So I would love it if you would pray with me. That God would heal me and that He would help any unbelief I have.
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Rejoicing with you on this new doctor and new hope, Heather. Praying over you!
Thank you so much, Karen! There is power in prayer and I am very blessed to have so many prayer warriors.
Agreeing with you in prayer, Heather, for complete healing from migraines.
Thank you so much, Lisa! Your prayers mean the world to me.
This is amazing, Heather! I am praying for you and praising God now!
Thanks, Amy! I’m pretty stoked about it. And I definitely appreciate your prayers AND your praises. God is so good!
Rejoicing with you for this new doctor and treatment, Heather. Praying with you dear sister!
I understand pain!
I love the paradox of that verse: “I believe. Help my unbelief.” How true is it of us, though? And what a comfort that Jesus even comes alongside us when we struggle to believe. I’m so happy for you, Heather. Praying for you.
I can’t imagine!
Praying for you.
I’m inspired by your faith.