Shannon Swicker

When I was 14, I found out that I needed to have back surgery. I was born with scoliosis, and the curve in my spine just kept getting worse over the years, even while wearing a brace. Leading up to the surgery, I was so scared and confused. I even prayed that God would miraculously heal my back in my sleep one night. But as the surgery date got closer, I changed my prayers.

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Stacey Booth

I am well-acquainted with sorrow. This unwanted friend entered my life at an early age, when I lost my mom to cancer at twelve. I had to learn the harsh reality that God’s answer to healing can be ‘no’ and that your people can really die. At the same time, God was giving me an understanding of himself that only comes through suffering. This understanding of God would be crucial to me in the years to come.

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