Weekly Devotional | February 22, 2018

God honors His word

RichardsonDuring my oldest son’s senior year in high school, the first play of the first Friday night football game, he was blind-sided during the kickoff.  The hit broke his collarbone, but he continued to play.  After recovering three fumbles in the game, referees signaled a timeout in the 4th quarter because my son couldn’t get up off the fumble.  Helped off the field, he was taken to the team doctor on the sideline.  After jumping the fence onto the sideline, I heard the team doctor say my son’s blood pressure was drastically different in each arm which indicated a breach between his arms, but would need an X-ray.

The next day (Saturday), I drove him to the Sports Clinic for high school athlete’s injury evaluations.  The doctor x-rayed his collarbone and showed us the devasting complete break in the bone.  The physician said there was nothing he could do as far as a brace or cast.  It would just have to heal on its own which might take the rest of the football season.  Well, my son cried a mountain of tears after hearing the doctor’s words.  Not wanting him to miss his senior season like I did, sorrow gripped my soul; remembering my agony as well.  Only the impossible could be done.

The Holy Spirit brought Proverbs 3:5-6 to my attention.  So, I consulted God accordingly.  On the way home from the Sports Clinic, God impressed on my spirit what to do to expedite the collarbone healing.  We did what the Holy Spirit instructed.  At three weeks, we went back to the doctor for evaluation.  After over an hour of X-rays from every angle possible, the doctor told us the collarbone break was completely healed.  He said it took so long x-raying because he was certain it should be still broken according to the original X-ray.  But it was completely healed in three weeks.

My son returned to football practice that evening.  By the way, the team had not won a game while he recovered.  But they won the district after he returned.

My son was happy.  He played and finished his senior season.  Not only that, but received the “Bravo Award” during the Athletic Banquet that year.  God honored His word in Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways.” acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”(KJV)


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