Spirituality And Paralysis

I know that every body who has suffered a spinal cord injury has at one time or another asked the question whether there is really a GOD, because they are now wheelchair bound. I also know that you may ask why,but you will never get an answer for the reason why that will be sufficient enough for you.  I even didn't know whether there was a God or not when I was first injured,but I know now that there is a God,because I had my house painted and the painter took me to church two weeks after I met him. While we were at the service Pastor Benny Hinn was preaching the message and even though there was over 3500 people there it seemed like God,the pastor and myself were in the room. The service lasted four hours,but it only seemed like I was there for ten minutes. The message that he preached was what I needed to hear at that exact point in my life. After that service God put into my heart,body and soul the faith,strength and courage that I would need to live my life after being paralyzed with peace,serenity and hope to carry on and endure the constant unbearable  nerve pain for the rest of my life. Also,due to the fact that I was told that quadriplegics with a level of injury as high as mine generally only live 5 to 10 years, but I have now lived for 17+ years. God has brought me through so many trials, such as pneumonia,mercer,urinary tract and other infections. I even have had both feet in the grave,because during one hospital stay I was so sick that they couldn't keep my blood pressure up high enough,had a very bad case of pneumonia along with a urinary tract infection  and God stepped in right on time when I needed him most. I was on so many antibiotics at one time that I became so confused that I didn't know where I was,where I lived or didn't even know my phone number for them to call my mom because I was asking for her so they had the Chaplin come in and pray with me. Then they gave me a dose of Ada-van so I would fall asleep to let my body get its proper rest and regain some strength to fight off the infections. When I woke up I could remember everything that I had problems remembering before I went to sleep,but did not remember being confused. My doctor proceeded to take me off one antibiotic at a time and after a few more weeks was able to take me off the IV medicine that he used to keep my blood pressure stable,then gave me a blood pressure pill to go home with and in only a matter of a few days later I was back home healthy and continuing  my daily routine.  If that story is not enough proof that God exists I don't know what else I need to tell you,so you will believe in God for yourself. Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross and died for our sins,to take away all our infirmities and to make our lives full of peace,happiness and joy. I would tell those who suffer spinal cord injuries that maybe the reason why they are paralyzed is,because God knew that they contained inside their heart and mind the character,strength,care and compassion that it would take to help those that they would meet later in life with their same condition to overcome life's various challenges. I know it is sad to say that the reason that I am paralyzed is because God was trying to get my attention and I was so stubborn that it took being paralyzed and in a wheelchair for him to get my attention. I know that God did not paralyze me, because I was being bad but it was in God's plan for me to be paralyzed and in a wheelchair so I could help as many others as possible that are in my same condition. God knew that I had the strength and character that were deep inside me that would come out later in life,so that I would help those who have suffered a spinal cord injury to overcome life's emotional,physical and spiritual challenges that they would face in their lives with me right along their side. I know that he does not hurt and harm his children, but it is in his plan for those that face disabilities such as being paralyzed to help others that are in their same condition to overcome life's various challenges  that they may face,because he already knew before they were born that their hearts contained the strength,compassion,care and will to be a blessing to others. I  believe that Jesus Christ is not a harmful God , but  that he is full of love, compassion, care and wants the best for his children in life. Please don't allow yourself to fall into the trap of believing that there is no God,because you are paralyzed. The devil will play with your mind while you're first injured and laying in your hospital bed, because he will have you constantly asking the question is there a God and why am I paralyzed? There is no answer for the reason why, but it is for you to search and find out throughout your life what God's purpose is for you. God's mercy,grace and strength are sufficient enough for no matter what obstacles you may face after becoming paralyzed. With Jesus Christ all things are possible and you have to believe that you can overcome no matter what challenges you may face in life. Remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. If you believe in God, worship him with all your heart, body, mind and soul. He will make all things possible for you and give you the peace that surpasses all understanding. No matter how hard life may be never give up and have faith in God,because he will never leave you nor forsake you and will give you more than you can handle.  Please pray, read your Bible and go to church regularly, so God will bless you, protect you and keep you healthy and add longevity to your life. My prayer for everyone who reads this is that their lives will be filled with happiness, peace and joy and that you would have the comfort of knowing that God is on your side no matter what life brings your way. Please also know that even if you don't think you have the strength,courage or will to carry on just close your eyes,then pray and ask God to give you the ability to carry on no matter how hard  being paralyzed may be  and he will allow you to overcome and be triumphant.
quadforgod quadforgod
41-45, M
May 13, 2012