Update on Paul Wilbur’s Health
As many of you may know, a couple nights before I was to be in Jerusalem last month, I was in a doctor’s office, an emergency walk-in clinic, an ambulance, and two different hospitals in Jacksonville with symptoms of a heart attack. The first hospital drew blood every two hours, hooked me up to a heart monitor, did an EKG, and after 18 hours and a stress test, they sent me home.
By midnight that night, the pain was so severe that I couldn’t rest at all and so I got out of bed and went for a prayer walk in my neighborhood. I cried out to the Lord, “Jesus I need you!” over and over again. By 2:00 AM I told my wife Luanne that I was going back to the hospital. This time I went to the Mayo Clinic and at about 2:30 AM they admitted me to the ER there. The doctor on duty did more blood work ruling out my kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas and anything else he could think of, and then gave me a strong acid neutralizer.
His diagnosis was that my esophagus was spasming and causing all the pain. We arrived back home at about 5:30 AM and from that time until today, the pain has completely vanished, my blood pressure is absolutely perfect, my resting heart beat has dropped to 72 bpm from my “normal” 95 bpm; in other words, the Lord heard my cry for help and delivered me from pain and sickness!
I came to realize something through this two night ordeal; I didn’t need to be healed, I simply needed Jesus’ presence!
He IS healing, and peace, and wisdom…everything we need for life and godliness is in His presence! What a revelation! Isaiah 58 says that when we are in distress we can call on Him and He will answer… “Hineini…here I am!”