“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Why was I saved from my car accident? There was a slim likelihood that I would ever come out of my coma (a severe coma is one that a person is unconscious for more than 72 hours, and mine lasted 73 days), never mind be as well as I have gotten, I’m a pretty “normal” person right now, if ‘normal’ is actually a word to categorize people. By the grace of God I have gotten better, He knew that my purpose on earth was not yet completed.
The other car hit me. My Jeep flipped over putting me in a coma for 2 ½ months. I was moved from the ICU in Fairfax to a rehab hospital in Charlottesville. I still did not “come around” for about 2 more months. I woke up out of my coma right before Thanksgiving; my family and friends had everything to be thankful for that year.
“Do not be anxious about tomorrow, but in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
My parents and all those who were close to me I’m sure were anxious seeing about the outcome. Some people close to me (including myself) had to go to a doctor and get medicine to help calm anxiety, along with the peace derived from prayer. I believe that the prayers of others helped me to have courage through my pain. The long days of therapy at the rehab centers trying to get my balance to stand, walk and talk and God gave me the spirit to keep on trying no matter what. Even through the years to come, school was very difficult for me, and I do have ongoing physical limitations. There were many prayers said for me and the people that are close to me during that time.
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26
All the churches in my area, my church (that was right in front of where my car accident happened, I was turning out from a side street behind the church and the driver did not see my car in time), churches that I did not attend, my high school and everyone in my area was praying for me. The power of prayer is a very amazing, and can do all things.
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Many people and churches were praying for me to conquer this head injury and get well, everyone in Springfield practically knew about my severe injuries from the bad car accident, and individuals and their churches were all praying. God heard their prayers, and worked miracles in my life. I am writing my book and sharing the news of God’s awesome grace. Prayer is an awesome way for us to communicate with God. He hears all of our prayers, and I am so thankful that He has provided a positive outcome to my situation.
I most certainly did not even plan this to happen, but I wrote a THANKFUL THURSDAY blog post! I wrote this note to display the many ways that God has worked in my life through my car accident.