God's Healing Power: After Her Husband Lost Consciousness

God’s Healing Power: After Her Husband Lost Consciousness

By Wu Min Midday one day, Xiaomin’s husband had some drinks out after helping someone, and then got in bed for a nap after returning home. Seeing that he looked unwell, Xiaomin poured a glass of water for him. Her husband took a sip and went back to sleep. She felt certain that he had had a lot to drink and figured he’d be fine after sleeping for a little while, so she left to go to work. Xiaomin was scared stiff by the scene before her eyes when she returned home in that afternoon. Her husband, Laowu, was facing up on the bed—his face was purple, he was foaming at the mouth and nostrils, and his head lolled to the side. Utterly horrified, she quickly grabbed a roll of paper towels to clean him up while shouting at him, “Laowu, what’s wrong? Can you hear me? Say something! Laowu! Laowu! …” No matter how she yelled, her husband remained unconscious and unresponsive. It occurred to her that there was a pharmacy close by, so she rushed over to find a doctor. Once she got there and the doctor heard about Laowu’s condition, he immediately went to the house with Xiaomin. Seeing his symptoms, the doctor said, “This isn’t good; get him to the hospital as soon as possible for emergency treatment!” After the ambulance arrived and the doctor had loaded Laowu into the ambulance, Xiaomin thought with a sinking heart: “I don’t know if my husband can get through this. If he doesn’t make it, how can I go on living?” At the hospital, people were rushing to and fro and there was a hubbub of voices. She was extremely nervous and anxious, and could clearly feel that her heart was beating faster. A doctor, sighing over and over, said to Xiaomin, “Your husband’s condition is very serious; we honestly may not be able to save him. You should prepare yourself.” Hearing this left her extremely upset. If her husband were to pass away like that, the entire burden of their home would fall on her alone. How would she be able to bear that? How could she live like that? At this thought, her heart ached tremendously … The number of onlookers grew and grew, and someone said, “It’s gotten this bad already. Even if everything goes well, he’ll still be a vegetable.” These words were like a knife to Xiaomin’s heart. Just as she was experiencing this helplessness and suffering, it occurred to her that she is a person of faith, so she silently prayed to God, “Oh, God! My husband is unconscious right now, and he is very seriously ill. This is a life and death situation. I’m really upset and I don’t know how I should undergo this. May You lead me. Amen!” After praying, a passage of God’s words sprung up in her mind: “Almighty God, the Head of all things, wields His kingly power from His throne. He rules over the universe and all things and He is guiding us on the whole earth. We shall often be close to Him, and come before Him in quietness; never shall we miss a single moment, and there are things to learn at all times. The environment around us as well as the people, matters and objects, all are permitted by His throne. Do not have a complaining heart…. When sickness happens it is due to God’s love, and His good intentions are surely behind it.” From God’s words, Xiaomin realized that God created the world and mankind, and that God is in charge of everything. He rules and arranges the stars in the cosmos; the mountains, rivers, lakes, and oceans; the birds and the beasts; people’s families, marriages, and work as well as their future paths, and life, aging, sickness, and death. He also rules and arranges the good things and the bad things that happen day in and day out. No matter what type of environment God furnishes, His will is within it. We are short-sighted, and we often cannot see into things, but if we only set aside our own perceptions and have no resentment in our hearts, if we stick with it to the end, we will definitely see God’s deeds. We will understand God’s will in setting up that environment, and as a result, we’ll comprehend God’s love. Xiaomin knew that her husband becoming ill contained God’s benevolence within it and that she should rely on God to get through this. At this point, her heart found some peace. After the doctor finished imaging for Laowu, he told Xiaomin, “His lungs are completely obstructed; there is no hope of survival….” Seeing that his lower half was entirely purple, and he went on to say, “You need to be mentally prepared. Your husband could die at any moment.” Hearing this as she stood in the hospital hallway, she slumped weakly against the wall and prayed to God over and over, asking God to give her faith and lead her in the face of these circumstances. She then recalled the story of Job. When Job’s fields of livestock were stolen by robbers, his children were wiped out, and even his own body was covered with sores, Job recognized that his possessions, his children, and his own life had all come from God. Originally, he had nothing at all. Throughout all of that, Job maintained a heart that feared God and shunned evil; he had a true faith in God. He did not blame God, but said the words, “Jehovah gave, and Jehovah has taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah” (Job 1:21). When this occurred to Xiaomin she felt much calmer. She was willing to fear God and shun evil as Job had and to obey God’s rule no matter what happened next with her husband. She was willing to put her husband’s life and death in God’s hands, and to allow God to arrange everything. After that, the family…

The Testimony of a Christian

The Testimony of a Christian: Battles After a Car Accident

By Liang Zhi, United States I was protected by God in a car accident. It was about 1 p.m. on the sixteenth day of the first lunar month of 2015 when I was riding home on my electric scooter. As I rode from east to west and got to about thirty meters from a crossroads in the town, I saw more than twenty taxis and buses parked on both sides of the street and many people standing there waiting to take vehicles to go home, so I slowed my scooter down because there were no traffic lights ahead. Unexpectedly, when I was carefully crossing the road, a car drove rapidly toward me from north to south. Before I realized what was going on, there sounded a loud crash and I was sent flying with my scooter and lost my consciousness. When I opened my eyes, I heard someone call: “Look! He finally woke up.” At this time, I only felt dizzy, I could hardly breathe, and my right arm, back, and waist were very painful. Before I had time to think, there came an ambulance. When I was carried to it, I heard people discussing this thing. They said: “Wow! He was thrown over ten meters away by the car, but he is still alive. He is really lucky!” “Yes. Accidents always take place at this crossroads. Last month, a man and his wife and child on a motorcycle had a car accident. They got hit by a car at this crossroads and it sent them flying for several meters. The couple was dead despite emergency treatment, and only the child was saved.” “Alas! Look! The bumper and the front of the car have been smashed. The scooter was knocked out of shape and the helmet was also thoroughly broken. The man may be badly injured …” Hearing these words, I was moved to tears. I knew very well that it was because of God’s great power and protection that I could survive such a terrible car accident. I was full of gratitude toward God in my heart. After I was sent to the county hospital, I was given a series of examination, including electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, X-ray. The doctor saw all the results and said to me with amazement: “You had such a terrible car accident and were sent flying so far by the car, but now the results show that nothing is seriously wrong with you. It’s simply a miracle!” At this time, I was very excited and said quietly to myself: “Thank God! It was God who protected and saved me! …” Then another doctor said: “Now your condition is not bad, but we can’t guarantee whether it will leave sequela on you or not. We suggest that you be hospitalized for examination in case of any future trouble.” And the car driver also said excitedly: “Thank Heaven! It’s nice that you are well. You are truly blessed by Heaven! Mr. Liang, the doctor is right. You can be hospitalized for examination in case of any after-effects.” At this time, I thought about God’s love for me that hot tears of gratitude again welled up in my eyes. I said to them seriously: “Today it was because Heaven protected me that I could be saved from danger. Since nothing is wrong with me, then there is no need to be hospitalized.” God’s words helped me out of temptation when Satan tempted me. Several days later, the traffic police team called me to handle the accident. The car driver and I came to the traffic police team. The Deputy Captain Jiang showed us the accident record, saying that the car driver was suspected of drunken driving and should take all responsibility for the accident. And then he asked us to negotiate with each other about the claim. The driver crisply said: “Don’t worry, Mr. Liang! My car has been insured. The insurance company can recompense all your losses, including your loss in income due to missed working time, recuperation costs, and medical expenses. You can take this opportunity to make a claim for more money. I will try my best to help you. Don’t lose this chance or your suffering will be in vain, right?” Then he told me all related matters about the claim. Hearing what he said, I began to waver in my heart: “It’s indeed a good chance. I can easily get a large sum of money without needing to work hard. That’s really a nice thing.” I then thought of one of my relatives. He had a car accident and claimed over one hundred thousand yuan in compensation. Later, he built a house and bought much furniture. His family led a comfortable life. But look at me: in these years, my mother got ill, and my wife fell off the bicycle and broke her arm. Much money has been spent on their treatment. Now we are a little pressed for money. If I can take this opportunity to get tens of thousands yuan, then our living conditions will be improved. By then … When I was indulging in fantasy, suddenly, I was somewhat dizzy and felt uncomfortable in my heart. At this time, I realized that my thoughts just now were wrong! I’m a Christian. Now I’m clearly alright; how can I say that there is something seriously wrong with me and make the insurance company compensate me? Isn’t this cheating others? However, the temptation was too great for me. So I could only eagerly call out to God: “God! I can’t resist this temptation and want to claim a sum of money. But I know that I should act according to Your words and live out the likeness that a Christian should have. So I should just claim what is due to me. God, I’m willing to forsake my flesh. May You give me strength so that I can overcome this temptation from Satan.” Just at this time, I thought of God’s words:…

Her Infertile Daughter Bore a Son

God’s Grace: Her Infertile Daughter Bore a Son

Because of her infertile daughter, she looked everywhere for doctors, but failed to find any help. In helplessness and suffering, she laid her daughter’s problem in God’s palm. Never did she imagined that her daughter got pregnant.

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