‘Her life is hanging in the balance, it’s uncertain if she has a future.
I’m sorry but we aren’t sure we can do anything to help your daughter without putting her at very high risk. She is just three pounds. Open-heart surgery is usually done on bigger babies. Do you really want to put her through all this? Maybe you should just think about keeping her comfortable. Her C02 levels are too high at 75. Without intervention she dies, the C02 levels will put her to sleep.’
These are the words my friend, Anna heard from her doctor about the life of her now three-pound preemie, Sabreena.
Her life is hanging in the balance.
Her Mama knows this well. I cannot imagine the dunamos power of God at work in her life, enabling and empowering her to get through the days, fraught with tension and still have a smile on her beautiful face. She walks with grace, beauty and balance, trusting in her God.
But Mama Anna, when she gets discouraged and tired, she reads the word, prays the word over Baby Sabreena; cancels the assignment of the devourer and asks God what He wants her to do.
He reminds her of what He has recently shown her in His word. About Jude, and contending earnestly for the faith which was once and for all given to the saints. He reminds her of when reading in Romans about the obedience of faith; she sensed God was telling her, her obedience was to have faith.
The longevity and intensity of this trial is wearing on her…while the life of her daughter hangs in the balance.
She holds her beloved, the little one awake, reaching up to touch her Mama’s face.
Mama speaks, choking out her words of love…and then the dunamos power from on high comes…
She commands, she speaks with the authority of a Daughter of the Most High God. She speaks to the C02 levels and commands them to go down in Jesus name.
The Word of God is the ‘Samech’, the balance point. Speak the Word only and my daughter shall be healed…and she was, that very same hour.
Morning breaks with news the C02 levels have gone down to 69. Trusting God to work the miraculous, no decisions regarding surgery are made.
The Lord is at work in Mama’s life too. He shows her how the spirit of fear is trying to dominate her.
The Lord is her strength and high tower, her source of peace and in Him she chooses to find rest.
From that place of quietness and resting confidence in the Lord her God, she focuses on the goodness of God.
He will not fail her.
She speaks again. She calls those things that are not as though they were. She speaks to the ‘issue’. She declares to her daughter that her C02 levels are going way down.
She spoke and it was as her words of faith declared. With no medical intervention, the upward trend breaks in the Name of Jesus. Sabreena’s C02 levels are at 61!
Each answer to prayer is like a leverage point in Anna’s heart. As she relays the events concerning her daughter, the story of God’s faithfulness will rise high above the retelling.
The Word of God is Anna’s place to stand where she finds balance for her reeling emotions. The word is the balance and we need to know we can stand on it with unswerving trust. Because we never know whose life hangs in the balance and when our words make the difference between life and death.
Mama Anna, her faith is activated now to believe for the VSD hole in Sabreena’s heart to close so she can breathe on her own. The doctors have been surprised by Sabreena and are happy with her growth and Anna knows it is because the hand of God has touched her.
Family of God, would you stand with Anna and me and believe God to close the VSD hole so she need not undergo open-heart surgery? Will you join me in prayer?
“Father, we thank You for all the days of life that are written in Your book about Sabreena. We thank You for knowing everything about her because You formed and fashioned her in her mama’s womb. Lord, You say we have not because we ask not, and so right now in Jesus name we are asking You for a touch from Your hand.
We speak to Sabreena’s VSD hole and we say close in Jesus name.
We declare that she will live and not die and all the days of her life, she will sing and speak of the glory of God. We thank You Father for the work You have begun in her life and we thank You for the perfect and complete work You are doing. We bless You and declare Your goodness over our land.
Thank You for infusing Anna with strength for the battle and for the victories won and the victories yet to be won. We thank You that in this time she is more than a conqueror and no good thing will You withhold from her. Thank You for a good report.”
- When you are waiting for His word to give you direction or insight, what is your attitude in the waiting period and why?
- When a day of trouble comes upon each one of us, where do the Scriptures tell us is the safest place to be?
Can you hear Him as He speaks words of sustenance to your soul?
With you in His palm,
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