“I used to cry a lot, asking why God had created me the way he did,” Preeti* remembers. She had struggled with bone fractures her whole life. “My bones couldn’t hold my body weight. I was in excruciating pain. When I put a little weight on something or hit something, my bones started to hurt,” she explains. Medications were ineffective, and she felt she was a burden to her family.
She prayed, hoping God would hear her. And though she wasn’t sure if God was really there, he heard her cries.
A Christian paid Preeti a visit and invited her to a gathering of believers. The Holy Spirit was already at work, answering Preeti’s prayers before she even arrived. During the ride there, Preeti learned about Jesus Christ, the true Healer, from a Scripture audio track that the believers played in her heart language of Bagatur*—a recording that existed thanks to the work of local Bible translators. She began regularly attending Christian meetings from that point on.
Preeti learned firsthand that “God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4 NLT). As she wept during prayer meetings, she received comfort and healing from the Lord. God turned her mourning into laughter as she placed her trust in Jesus.
Today, not only does Preeti walk faithfully with the Lord, but she reports that she’s experiencing no more problems with her bones!
Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. — Proverbs 3:7b–8 (NLT)
*Pseudonyms have been used to protect Bible translators and the people they serve.
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