My name is Teresa Wilcher and I want to tell you just how faithful my God is, and about his miracle working power.
In the summer of 2001 we were expecting our second child, and excited for our doctor’s visit that would reveal the gender of our new baby. That visit did not go as we had planned. We were told that our child had fetal Supraventricular Tachycardia with Hydrops. Basically her heart was beating 230 beats a minute causing her heart to fail. Fluid had built in her head, in her lungs, and around her heart. My husband Rusty and I were told that 9 out of 10 babies do not survive….This was devasting news.
The doctors began to administer heart medication through me in hopes of lowering her heart rate. The next several days were an emotional roller coaster. One day we would get a normal beat, the next we were back to square one. This process was draining, both physically and emotionally. After several days back and forth we were told that babies typically only survive in this condition approximately 10 days, and that I needed to prepare myself for the worst.
I can not describe how I felt that day. I wish that I could say I had mountain moving faith and I wish I had known then the authority that I now understand I have as a child of God. But for what I lacked, Grace and Mercy covered! At my very lowest in prayer, I completely laid this situation at the feet of Jesus, NOT THE DOCTORS, NOT THE MEDICINE. I gave it to God, our Great Physician. I laid self aside and fully trusted him, for his ways are far better than mine. Peace – like I had never experienced, washed over my entire body after that prayer, and for the first time in days, I slept. I knew that God was with me. The next morning when they ran the test, there was a normal heartbeat and it has not changed.
On October 10, 2001, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Hanna Grace Wilcher – because it truly was God’s Grace that saved her.
Jeremiah 32:27 says “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is there anything too hard for me?” and in Exodus 15:26 “For I am the Lord, who heals you.” I am so thankful that regardless of the need, whether it is healing or restoration or provision, that we serve a FAITHFUL God for which nothing is too hard!!
Looking back over 20 years, it’s amazing to me how the hand of God has been on her from the beginning – guiding, protecting and pouring out HIS blessings. Hanna Grace Wilcher will graduate from ECCC nursing school on May 6th and is looking forward to helping others.
Story Written By Teresa Wilcher