God is good, all the time. His timing, however, is not our timing. Several times in my Christian walk I have found myself sick, with no answers, and as I screamed out to the Lord, He has answered my cries. These answers have come in the form of wisdom and understanding of my body.
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
The latest episode started in October 2014, with a cough and shortness of breath that I could not get rid of. Eight months of antibiotics and still the cough and shortness of breath would not go away. I had a temporary rest, and the cough started again. June of 2016, I was diagnosed with asthma and given all the medications: three different breathing pumps, prednisone and strong cough medicines.
By October the asthma seemed to have become chronic and I seemed to get worse instead of better. Increasing the prednisone would help, and as I decreased the dosage the symptoms would return, but worse.
December 3, 2016, I barely made it to the hospital where I stayed for seven days. Still several visits to the ER for the several months following, and weekly visits to the pulmonologist, and allergists, without improvement. I was tested for all kinds of allergies, but my triggers were innumerable. I lived in my safe space, my home, and rarely ventured out.
December 2017, I was well enough to go to church and that day we had a wonderful service. I felt in my spirit that I had received my healing. Finally, after months, years, I felt the Lord release me from the bondage of this illness that didn’t let me breathe, or sleep, and that had changed my lifestyle. That week, however, I was really sick and disappointed.
My husband, Jorge, who watched me like a hawk, realized there was a connection between the food I was eating and an asthma attack. After much research, I figured out that everything I was eating, in my attempt to eat healthy, was in fact, making me sick: sulfur, sulfites, sulfates.
- Sulfur is in some foods like onions, garlic, asparagus, etc.
- Sulfites are in water, and as a processing agent in much of what we eat.
- Sulfates are in shampoos and soaps.
That realization, took me from really sick to healed. Within 24 hours, I was off all my medications and healed! Once again, the Lord didn’t deliver a miraculous healing but instead guided me to the cause of my illness – my body does not process sulfur properly. Thank you, Jesus, for your wisdom!
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all you’re getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you.” Proverbs 4:7-9 NKJV
There are no limits when it comes to His Excellent Grace!