Oneta 84

In this series of blogs I have told you of the years when I knew for me “it was better” to go to God rather than doctors for my healing needs. That was a very special relationship.  I was “snug” in the way he answered my prayers.  I was secure.  He was Jehovah-rophe!  I loved it and I think He did too.

I began my story as follows:  “Last week I had a red rash on my legs; it didn’t hurt, didn’t even itch; however,  I went to the doctor.  How did I ever arrive to that kind of dependence on a doctor after so many years of dependence on Jesus alone for my health needs?”

I have told you HOW I went from “no doctor” to “seeking doctors” for anything even as simple as a red rash that doesn’t even itch!  So now I am left with the WHY question.

Let me tell you what happened  when I was mulling over how to end this series of blogs.  I needed an ending; I needed an answer to WHY?  On Saturday, August 17, I received my answer.  I got up and wrote the following:

I’ve just been lying on the bed “nappie -time” in that semi-sleep time and thinking about where to go with this string of posts.  I thought “I need to end by giving some answers about why it is that God has made me go this medical route when I know that he loves to heal me.” 

Suddenly I believe God told me this, “So that you might identify with those who depend on doctors.”

Now I believe I have an answer to why he “forced” me into going to doctors.  I was not only “snug” but I had become “smug” in that relationship with him.   I hate to admit that.  But I was proud of the fact that I had never been to the doctor.  It was not something I realized then but it is something I recognize now.

He is precious in his teaching me.  He is faithful in guiding me.

In my future, Lord, thy will be done.


Let me turn your thoughts now to JESUS, Who came to identify with all mankind.  Who walked the dirty streets; Who had no home; Who loved even if no one loved back; Who grieved when his own rejected him; Who did good even when no one said thanks; Who died for sin even though he had no sin; Who took stripes for my healing even though he suffered the pain of a thousand deaths as he did so.  Jesus, Jehovah-rophe, the One who Heals!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to WHY?

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    This was a great series, Oneta. It shows that God is in both kinds of healing. I also agree that we can become smug in depending in God alone to heal us because our sinful nature makes us think we had a part in it. Trusting God should always come first, it we should also have confidence in his ability to work through doctors.

    • oneta hayes says:

      On the opposite side of depending on him, however, is habitual dependence on doctors. We do have a part in his healing us in the same sense that we have a part in our salvation. Not works in either, but trust and obedience in both. For today I have to dedicate about three hours this afternoon to go to the doctor! I really don’t like that much! 😀

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I’m with you. Thankfully I have a doctor that I’ve. She listens to me and is interested in what I have to say. It also helps that she is a Christian.💕

  2. This is the perfect ending to a great series. Thought provoking and humbling. I can see where your revelation applies to my own life.

    “He is precious in his teaching me. He is faithful in guiding me.
    In my future, Lord, thy will be done.” — Amen!

  3. I don’t see “smug” but I think the importance of sharing about faith was / is key—to believe His word—and sometimes a healing is miraculous, through trained medical staff or not to be seen in this life…His mysteries abound yet are all interrelated as the repercussion have the ripple effect touching so many involved now and later…

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for staying with me, Julie. He is the force behind all miraculous even when it is done by man. The problem with man is that he makes mistakes. So much of the workings of man can become such evil if not used with wisdom and common sense. Blessings to you and the Town Leaders, especially the Mayor, Sheriff, and their attendants. 😀

  4. Faye says:

    this has been a wonderful blogging series to journey with you through this series. Thank you sincerely.
    I had to walk this road when it came to my children their illnesses and times when I KNOW prayer and God’s Presence healed them. I myself had to walk through the journey where to my shock and disappointment I could not even have my first child without having a caesarian. Where would my first baby and I myself be today if God’s provision of expert medical treatment had not been available.? God loves me, of that I have no doubt but a home birth and no ‘trauma’ was not the way for me. I had three children all born in hospitals (caesarian). I thank God always that He is the Healer just as He is the creator of ‘Life” and I trust Him…..but I listen to His Voice now when it comes to do I stay at home and rest in Him? or do I go and seek advice from the specialist doctors.? God is ever God and one of my doctors has recently given his heart and life to Christ. I also saw miracles of Grace on the Radium journey in recent years. HE IS LORD GOD OF ALL!.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, he is. If we run smack out of resources to do the medical deal sometime, however, it is important to know he does not have to have help to heal his people. 😀 The hernia issue that started all this is back – one of those “mesh” jobs that did not hold, I suppose. If the Lord had done the job, I think it would have “held.” But I’m thankful I am not sick. He is still my Healer. And I bow to His will. ♥

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