Sabrina Gauer

Faith, Life & The Journey

Healing Isn’t Particularly Beautiful

“All who have been graciously, sovereignly, compassionately touched by the Savior and received the healing blood of his cross, we can see. Yes we all, like this guy from Bethsaida, have some blurriness of sight. But, don’t look away discouraged. See the Savior touch again. See him dip his finger in the great ocean of his blood and reapply. We are seeing better. We are loving more. This is due to the Savior’s powerful and gracious compassion.” — Erik Raymond

Jesus’ ministry here on earth in human form was short (around 33ish years, to be exact). But a major part of that ministry was physical healing. These miracles weren’t identical — He didn’t have “one perfect way” of healing a person. Just as we are all individuals, His miracles were exactly what that person needed at the exact time and in the exact way they needed it.

There was a blind man who Jesus led away from the crowds, spit in his eyes, laid hands on him, and then asked him if he could see. At first, his sight was blurry, so Jesus laid hands on him again — and his sight was completely restored!

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Sit Down, Be Humble

“He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.” – Deuteronomy 8:15-16

Let’s talk about humility, shall we?

Of all the lessons I’ve opened myself to learning over the past six months (yes, wow. Six months since I first felt something was wrong again with my tongue and was experiencing pain again…time does surely fly!), I have this sense of being humbled on many, many levels.

Don’t get me wrong — my first surgery that removed half of my tongue and 10-days of hospital living was also very, very humbling physically and emotionally.

But this time around, it’s been a different sort of humble. The pride that I took in being back at work, pristine organization of my room and staying on top of household chores (I’m 99% sure I have some OCD), being able to sing and play guitar again, getting my health coaching certification and expanding my knowledge of holistic wellness, showing my strength despite the horrendous setbacks over the past few years, feeling like I had some semblance of control again…

This time around, all of that has been stripped away for a while.

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“So, how much longer?”

“So, when will you be done with treatment?”

A friend on Instagram posted this FAQ she gets when talking to friends or family about her natural and alternative treatments she’s doing for her cancer. Her answer was so spot on, I needed to make a post in agreement and add my own two-cents.

“I told my husband, Mike, I don’t typically know what to reply. He said, “The answer is when you don’t have cancer.” Even then there will always be things I do, including IVC therapy (just less often), to keep my body functioning as properly as possible to keep cancer at bay.

So, the short answer is I won’t be “done with treatment” any time soon. My particular cancer journey isn’t a short one, but that’s ok because Mike and I are trying to make lifestyle & treatment choices for my long term health for a longer term life!” — Jenny, @ShrinkTheMutant

And that’s the BIG picture right there. Making lifestyle and treatment choices for long-term health, for a longer-term life. I LOVE that. So much truth in that statement that resonated with my spirit.

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