Two years ago, my son Kenny was diagnosed with Asthma. He recently had an asthma flare-up. For the last 4 nights, I’ve been up tending to his coughing episodes. Mama is tired.
One of the worst things you can hear from your child is, “Mommy, I can’t breathe.” In those moments I’m faced with a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts. Feelings of helplessness and thoughts of fear. It doesn’t look or feel good. But I remember when Kenny was born with pneumonia there were tubes and wires connected to his tiny body. It didn’t look good or feel good. But regardless of what it looked like and felt like, Ken and I chose to believe and declare God’s word. Healing is the children’s bread. God healed our son. Now, Kenny is a healthy active 8-year-old.
I recall that testimony every time he has a flare-up. “God, You did it before and you’ll do it again.” I hate the fact that asthma is a part of our lives. I know it’s not God’s will for my son to suffer. I don’t know all the reasons why. But I do know what Jesus said about the man who was born blind. “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins…This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.”
I do believe that God will heal my son. I declare it over him. I expect every time he takes a puff from the inhaler that it will be his last. Perhaps Kenny will have to grow and learn to use his own faith to overcome.
Whatever or however, I believe this happened so the power of God will be seen in him. I stretch forth to the day we can give the testimony of how he overcame and how great our God is.
So yes, I am t-i-r-e-d. But my heart and mind are at peace knowing that God is faithful to his promises.
To those of you living with health challenges, you don’t have to know everything. But know this one thing, God is a healer. If you’re tired, let your heart and mind be at peace. I believe this happened so the power of God will be seen in your life.
I can’t wait to hear your testimony!