I have mentioned before how my daughter was born with TOFS. During my pregnancy and her surgery, it took a lot of strength to stay strong in the Lord and not get swept away by fear.
The best surgeon in the country had operated on her – he was over 6 feet tall and had massive hands, I was astounded how he managed to work on such tiny little humans. He operated between her third and fourth ribs too! I had prayed that Jesus do the operation Himself and that He used the Doctors to assist in the op. I take “not looking to man but Jesus” very seriously.
After the operation the surgeon came to me and said that it was quite a tight operation and he really had to pull tissue to ensure closure. His words were, “I’m not actually sure if this is going to take. We will only be able to tell in 2 weeks’ time. She will need to be transferred to Red Cross Childrens’ hospital in Cape Town if this does not take.”
Fear almost got the better of me but I know the serious consequences of accepting something that does not line up with God’s Word or counteracts my faith for what I had been praying for. I had prayed for three hours before the op and for three hours during the op, and that Jesus do the op Himself. There are no mistakes with Jesus. I truly believed that He did a perfect work, and always has.
As soon as the surgeon left my hospital room, I came against all negative words spoken by him, and rejected them in the name of Jesus. Every tongue that rises against me in judgment I will condemn! (Isaiah 54:17). I pleaded the blood of Jesus over my daughter and her operation and proclaimed the truth of Jesus’ perfect work.
A year later we moved back to Johannesburg. TOFS kids are prone to having food getting stuck in their throat at the site of the operation, due to a narrowing, which then requires dilation whereby the child is anesthetized and a scope is put down the throat while the paediatric surgeon removes the piece of food lodging the throat. A chick pea got stuck in Jordan’s throat, which I should have mashed up. But this turned out for God’s glory to prove to me and my family how beautiful His handiwork is.
When Jordan came out of the dilation, the paediatric surgeon said to me that it all went well and asked, “who operated on her oesophagus? Out of all my years as a surgeon, the operation on her oesophagus is the most perfect and beautiful work I have ever seen done.”
Awesome and wonderful handiwork. There was a shift from doubt to perfection.
I don’t like to accept the negative prognoses and diagnoses from doctors. Doctors are a wonderful blessing from God. They have a degree (and a thousand times more clever than me!) but we are in the world but not of it (John 15:19) and serve a God that reigns on a throne! Declare the wonderful works of the Lord instead! (Psalm 118:17)
Wow, amazing! Thanks for sharing how God moves in your life. God bless you.
Thanks Steve, she was in NICU for a month and He was so good to me every day!
AWESOME testimony of God’s love!!! I am sure you are and will be blessed for your strong faith in our most amazing King…and especially in something so difficult and frightening too! We are truly made strong in Him and He finds His glory in our weaknesses! Amen? Love you sister…God bless you and that special little one:)
Thank you Sharon! 🙂 He performed so many miracles in that NICU, He was just mind blowing!
Very encouraging! Praise God.
I see Gods work everyday as I am also a physician anesthesiologist performing difficult procedures.
God healed my daughter in a miraculous way from a dysplastic kidney. Prenatally her kidney was dysplastic but on day 1 of life it was completely normal after our prayers and prophetic word from God that everything will be fine.
We serve the all powerful God, the Healer!
I just got goosebumps-that is astounding!! Wow He is wonderful!
You are a blessing to the world, I always say a saved physician is a powerful combination!
Thank you for that powerful testimony. Negative words from others can really bring us down. Doubt looks at appearances but faith looks at God.
Well said Deborah! 🙂 Thanks xx
What a wonderful praise report and what a greart writer you are! These words “I take “not looking to man but Jesus” very seriously”, took me right back to what I was reading this morning in 2 Chronicles, where King Asa, after trusting God and receiveing so many victories, became filled with fear at the attach of Israel and decided to seek the help of a neighboring king. This was no small matter to the LORD–who at once sent his (seer/prophet) to prophecy against Asa and let him know that he had –relied upon someone other than the LORD for his victory–the ending is pretty sad actually.
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust! I’m loving the faith and confessions you hold near and so openly dear!
May HE who begun a good work in you be faithful to bring it to fruition with exceeding JOY!
So glad to meet you!
Ah Marlene that is such great input, a powerful lesson from the Word! Thank you for such lovely words 🙂
Satan always tries to get us to look at the symptoms instead of the positive end result, in the hopes that we will focus on the symptoms and accept them as out own, and never realize just what God can do if we believe in Him…
Thank you for sharing this!