Teen's Healing of a Sprained Wrist

A teenager discovers how Bible stories are relevant to her life - and has an awesome healing of a sprained wrist!

By Sarah Corbitt, age 14, MO

Categories: Gospel of John, Gratitude, Health, Jesus (Healings)

A couple of years ago, while I was playing a tennis match in a tournament, I dove for a ball that was hit wide. I fell on my wrist and sprained it. I was able to finish the match, uncomfortably, but I did it. Later that night, I decided to turn to God for my healing. The story of Jesus and the lame man at the pool of Bethesda popped into my head (John 5:1-15). It made me realize that in order to have a healing, I first had to be willing to be healed. The man, who had been lame for many years and had been trying to get down to the bubbling water right in front of him, was willing to be healed by the "stranger." Secondly, when Jesus gave the command, "Rise, take up thy bed and walk" (John 5:8), I realized that I needed to get up and use my hand. Another cool part of the story is that Jesus later found the same man in the temple and told him, "Thou art made whole: Sin no more" (John 5:14). Therefore, I am made whole, too. I cannot be partly whole; I am completely whole because I am the "image" and "likeness" of God (Gen. 1:26). The last part of my healing was understanding that I needed to give gratitude to God for making me whole. And I was whole! My wrist was completely healed.

I enjoy applying the stories in the Bible to my daily life. The Bible is not just a bunch of old stories; they relate to my life, and I benefit from them.