Friday, February 6, 2009

Megan H. Personal Testimony (6)

Photo Credit/RYCO Photography

Many people tend to lose their faith in God when their prayers aren’t answered as quickly as they would like for them to be. I am here to tell you not to lose your faith in God, for he will help you in your time of need.

Being only 14 years old, God has already performed an outstanding miracle in my life, and I cannot thank him enough for that. He saved me from a life threatening experience, and I hope my story will inspire you not to make the same mistakes that I did.

In August of 2008 I developed an eating disorder, harming not only myself, but my family as well. By October, the disorder had taken over me and I was no longer capable of controlling my actions. It was so dangerous for me because I was only a few weeks away from death.

The doctors had lost all hope in me, and planned to send me off to a hospital until I fully recovered. My parents decided in the end not to send me off because we still had faith that God would heal me soon.

Just days after they had planned to send me away, my mom had an emotional break down. I had put my family through so much pain, and she could simply no longer take it. Luckily, that night they were having a ladies meeting at our church, and mom and I drove down there to be prayed for. While they were praying for us, it felt like a 50 pound weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I immediately knew that I was healed, and that God would take care of everything.

The following Friday I went to the doctor’s office to be weighed, as I had for months, and I was still continuing to lose weight. We couldn’t understand why my condition was getting worse, when we absolutely knew that God had healed me. Despite the numbers on the scale, we still never lost our faith, and hoped for a better outcome the following week.

When Friday came along again, I went to be weighed. This time, I had not gained weight, but I hadn’t lost any either. I had actually maintained my weight, which was a big step up from losing up to 8 pounds a week. This brought forth a new shed of hope to my family and me. As the weeks progressed, my weight finally began increasing, in large amounts too.

God had blessed me so much that I was gaining over 5 pounds a week. It was only weeks later that I had finally reached my ideal weight. I am now currently as healthy as I ever was, and I thank God each day for what he has done for me. Without him, I wouldn’t even be living right now.

For each person that reads this, I pray that if you do not know God, that you get to know him. He is simply the best person to have in your life.

-Megan H.

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