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Faith In Unthinkable Circumstances

Jesus looked at them, and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."  Matthew 19:26 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. “I had a dream last night. I saw angels encircling your family.” The words of my co-worker sent chills down my arms.

I blinked. Wanting to cling to anything I could, I relaxed hearing her words. My son, only months old, was hooked up to machines to keep him alive. His diagnosis was a rare form of dwarfism called Thanatophoric Dysplasia which means “death-bringing.” Nurses kept vigil, ever ready to respond to my son’s alarms while I was at work. 

My co-worker went on to say the angels were facing outward with their wings touching. Why would this picture of protection give me hope? Because hope is powerful in the face of challenging circumstances. You embrace it when the world tells you there is none. Dare I hope for a miracle? Miracles happen to other people.

While I hoped the doctors and nurses could keep my son alive, a stronger belief rose in me when I read, “With God all things are possible.” While this verse referred to the likelihood of a rich man entering heaven, the truth remains: nothing is beyond God’s reach—even reaching down and touching a wee child in the hospital.

At the core, this is a trust issue. Do I trust Him with the most precious gift of my son? God allowed this sweet boy into this world. Could I … we … the doctors and nurses, keep him alive. It was a leap of faith. The stakes were high. Ultimately, like Abraham, I placed my son on the altar and trusted God with the rest.

There were no other choices outside of lapsing into despair or clinging onto hope. Hearing my co-worker share her dream comforted me and reminded me nothing is impossible with God. And now my son is ten years old.

Miracles can happen to you too, because anything is possible with God. Remember how God pulled you out of an unthinkable circumstance. Place your trust in His faithfulness and watch faith grow. 

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Evelyn Mann

Evelyn Mann is a stay-at-home mom who lives in Tampa, Florida, where she cares for her special needs son. Her son was born with a rare form of dwarfism called Thanatophoric Dwarfism and is only one of a handful of survivors. She is currently writing a memoir called A Miracle In My Living Room: Overcoming A Not Compatible With Life Diagnosis. Her blog can be found at www.miraclemann.com/blog. She receives inquiries from around the world asking about her son’s miraculous survival.