Are there answers from God, when there is no hope left?
All the life was flooding out of my body. I had an 85-degree body core temperature and suffered from years of malnutrition. At the hospital they hooked me up to IV therapy right away and put me on a hot bed. Six days later I was released to go home with my husband. Unfortunately, having reacted to the IV therapy, I had no memory left. It was another crushing blow leaving my husband and I hopeless.
As a young mother, pain and sickness began to enter my life. The doctors had no answers. Over the next 14 years, I started to decline even more. My little family was unfortunately suffering right along with me. I read over 100 self-help books, looking everywhere for the answers to get well. It got so bad I was down to 82 pounds; only being able to eat two foods for three years. We happened to listen to a pastor on TV one night by coincidence. We had never watched it before. As I listened, my heart burned with hope to hear of a God who wanted to do miracles because He loved you. If you lost a family member, your business failed or your body was sick, Jesus wanted to answer your prayers. Could I really have a relationship with a God who would answer my prayers? In desperation and hopelessness, I cried out to God. I said the prayer they called being born again. And I gave over every one of my weaknesses to God. And He loved and forgave me right where I was at. He led me to get prayer for healing. Every week my husband would drive me for prayer lying down on a sleeping bag in the back of our jeep. And God started doing miracle after miracle. Eventually I was able to return to normal life. From head to toe Jesus healed me and saved me when no doctor could figure out my case. There was only one thing necessary, and that was asking Jesus into my heart and believing that He could restore me and my family.
The good news is that God wants all of us to know His plan of salvation and healing. He wants us to live a life filled with faith, hope and love. Our hearts can be broken in so many ways. But our God is one who brings us back to life, to light and to love. His big arms of love can heal the worst circumstance. If for any reason your heart is broken and you are not living the life you hoped for, pray and ask God for salvation. Give your life to Him, and He will come into your heart. You are meant to live a good life. And God is eager to help you. Reach out to Him today. Let him restore all your hopes. Ask Him for your miracle.
Nancy Ann Johnson is the outreach pastor at Jake’s House Church in Arlington.