Jehovah Rapha

December 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm (Musings..., Scripture References)

I had an MRI last night.  I have no idea what the results are, but I am truly not worried.  Last night, though…

I gave myself a betaseron injection and at about 9:00 p.m. went to bed.  Once in bed I started to feel “uncomfortable.”  That is the only warning I had.  Within 15 minutes I started to shake violently, from head to toe.  If I put enough pressure on my hands or feet, my brain shook!!  After about 30 minutes I crawled downstairs.  Danny held me in an attempt to stop the shaking.  He heated my rice bag in the microwave.  I was shaking, but wasn’t cold; the heated rice bag gave me comfort.  We probably should have called 911, but quite frankly I didn’t want to spend the night in the ER.  At about 10:30 I crawled back to bed.

I prayed, “Lord, you’ve got to help me here.  I need help!”  “Lord, please stop the shaking!”  “Help me!”  I was telepathically sending Amanda messages because I couldn’t have dialed her phone number… ( You get the picture) 🙂

At about 11:30 I ached all over but was still shaking, still praying for help.  But for a reason I don’t know, I changed my prayer to praise. 

YOU are “JEHOVAH JIRAH, my provider, You are JEHOVAH RAPHA, my healer, YOU are my Shepherd, YOU are the Bread of Life, YOU pulled me from the slimy pit, YOU are my Savior, YOU are the Giver of Life, You are ‘I AM.'”  On and On I praised until I must have fallen asleep.  At about 12:30 a.m. I woke and the shaking had almost all stopped.  I was able to get a few hours of sleep and have muddled through today!!  I have learned that sometimes to “muddle” is okay!!

I know what happened to me last night wasn’t because of anything I had done.  God has shown me that He IS, Jehovah Rapha, my healer, even if only for last night.  In Job, he says, “The Lord Giveth, and the Lord Taketh Away, Blessed be the Name of The Lord.”



  1. Trena in Naperville said,

    God Bless you Melody. God is good all the time – many times we don’t see it when we are going through…

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. Amanda said,

    I love you Momma.

  3. deniseandmissy said,

    Dear Melody,

    I have written to you previously (just found you tonight) and read this.
    You seem so strong and positive. I too have been through many many
    dark situations. It is when we proclaim God’s goodness and His words
    that our spirit rises and we help others. My son was miraculously healed
    from a lung problem. to this day we don’t know what it was. We live near
    Boston so we went to every doctor we could find always with the same results. One night while watching Benny Hinn, he said “there is a young
    man out there with a serious problem in his left lung. God is healing it”
    My son then put his hands on me and was burning hot. I didn’t want him
    touching me but couldn’t stop him. He was healed and the problem has
    never returned. God does heal even maybe especially, today. I see
    our lives from here to heaven as a rope bridge suspended between two
    mountains on which we are walking toward Christ. I keep telling people
    “don’t look down”. God is greater than any test, any doctor, any medicine.
    There are dark hours and dark times. You are a testament to the Lord.
    I know many people are reading your blog and He is using you mightily.

    I am also glad you have a cat and dog as part of your family. They bring
    such comfort and joy. I love all animals.

    keep up the good work!

  4. Kris said,

    prayed for you this morning! Did last night go ok?

  5. Gail Mace said,

    Praying for you today

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