Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Power of Prayer

Last week on The Dr. Oz Show there was an episode called Medical Miracles. Dr. Oz had Joel Osteen on the show and they were discussing the power of prayer within in the medical field.  I know from experience that there is power in prayer. No question about it. If you didn't see it you should check it out here.

The day before Bronson was born was Mother's Day. We spent the day relaxing with family outside in the sun with no worries and waiting for our little boy to be born.  Less than 12 hours after our family get together Bronson made his appearance into the world. We really had no idea what we were in store for.

Bronson at 8 hours old while waiting for the helicopter.
At first, we were told that he might be transferred to a hospital in either Peterborough or Oshawa depending on if there were any beds available. Then it progressed to him being air lifted to Sick Kids in Toronto. They let me leave the hospital only eight hours after giving birth so I could go to Sick Kids to be with my baby. I remember not wanting to see Bronson be taken to the helicopter so we loaded up our stuff and started driving to Sick Kids. As we were driving down the highway we saw a helicopter fly over us. There's no way to explain the feeling of seeing a helicopter that you know is carrying your eight hour old son to a children's hospital. As a mother you're supposed to be leaving the hospital with a healthy baby, not an empty car seat. Praying is all I could do.

I don't know how anyone could go through such an experience as we did without having faith in God and without having the power of prayer on their side. Prayer is what held us together. Looking back I don't know how we did it. But, I know that God was holding us in his hands.

I believe that God can heal someone without receiving professional medical care, but he also uses doctors, nurses and specialists. Bronson had the best team of professionals and I know that God put all of those people in the right place in order for Bronson to be where he is today.

Sometimes regardless of our faith a situation may not work out the way we want it to. I wish I knew the answer to why bad things happen, but I don't. I've wrote a few posts about Baby Boy Babcock who during pregancy they found out was going to need a liver transplant once he was born. Little Kyle was born on Oct. 24/11 (you can read his mom's story here) and sadly he passed away a few short weeks after he was born from an infection. I know a lot of my readers were following his story and I didn't want to post anything on my blog until his mom posted something on hers. My hearts been heavy for the Babcock family. I don't know how many times a day I think about them and say a little prayer for peace and comfort for them.

All I know is that God has a plan for everyone. Sometimes it's not what we plan for but we have to remember that God is with us and he will carry us through each and every situation we face.

 Psalm 91:11 - "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. " 

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