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Topic: BACK TO BASICS (02/16/17)
TITLE: Rehab, Jesus style
By Betty Overstreet
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"Lord, will I ever get my skills back? It has been months since the accident and the Doctors said I should be better by now. I know, I'm better than I was, but I am so impatient to get back to playing my guitar and writing the songs for You."
I was deep in prayer and thinking of how Jesus used to heal people when he walked the earth . I remember reading that He says, "Ask and you shall receive (or something like that). Well, I have been asking for a long time now and I am still fuzzy brained and my fingers are trembling until I can't strum the right notes. Of course, I'm also having trouble finding words to write. I really miss my music! I would also like to be able to raise a spoon to my mouth without almost dropping it, too.
"Maybe Dr. Brown is right", I thought. "I need to get into a different type of rehab. He says sometimes a person just needs to relax, stop trying so hard, and since he is a Christian, he also suggested I pray for peace to meet my challenges".
As I laid down to go to sleep last night, I quickly got back up and kneeled down beside my bed ,beginning to ask for what would amount to a miracle.
"Dear Heavenly father, I need you to please help me find peace to overcome the fear of never being able to play music again and please show me how to stop my hands from trembling. Lord, I just want to be normal again."
I woke up early this morning, ate a big fluffy pancake with real maple syrup and then went into the living room to get ready for the day.
Ok, here goes. I am sitting in a comfortable chair, my guitar is standing next to me and I have prayed for peace.
I am picking up my guitar, feeling the smoothness of the long wooden neck, touching the strings gingerly, just as I did the first day I had it. Back to basics of learning to play. I am going to try a simple G cord.....oh my, that sounds pretty good. Now a D cord....I can't believe it, my fingers are not trembling.
"I long to sing a new song, for Jesus. He is beside me in my darkest hour. I long to sing a new song for Jesus, He leads me through each day, somehow." Oh my gosh, I am writing a new song!
"Thank you Jesus, you are leading me in answer to my prayer. My hand has stopped shaking and my brain is acting normal again. Now I know it is true! If I ask and believe, you will answer me and show me the way. I just had to get back to the basics, as though I was back with my first teacher, and feel your peace surround me" .
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