• Debbie Howell

Piecing it Together - Jasmine's Journey of Healing

We have a lot of confidence in the doctor Jasmine is currently seeing. He feels that after another year of aggressive treatments she has a 60-70% chance of being healed from lyme disease. I've been praying for God to heal her in any and all areas that her doctor may not be able to. I believe that God is the One Who created the passion and brilliant mind in her doctor and that he is part of God's answer to our prayers.

What's interesting is that sometime God answers in "pieces". It was one of my good friends who told us about her current doctor and recently another friend of mine told me about another top lyme specialist who is in New Jersey (about a 3 ½ hour drive for us). We called and spoke with a woman and her son (about Jasmine's age who was treated by this doctor). I was shocked to hear his story and how much his symptoms mirrored Jasmine's. I think that's one of the hardest parts of this disease. It is so hard to diagnose and you wonder sometimes if you are just crazy because the disease attacks in so many bizarre ways. It solidified in my mind that Jasmine has been indeed suffering all these years from lyme and that every horrible symptom has been from the bite of a pin-sized tick.

It's encouraging to know that we have a second brilliant doctor to take Jasmine to, if needed. I still believe with all my heart that God can heal her in a moment with just one word from His beautiful heart of love, but if His plan is to piece together her healing I will still worship Him and acknowledge His miraculous power at work in her story.

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