HOPE FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
The videos below provide insight into the realities of brain injury on families, and the support needed for the challenges ahead.
The Malone family at Craig Hospital
The first video by pastor Bill Johnson gives hope for miracles. Our family fully believes in miracles as you saw in The Shawn Miracle. We understand that not everyone experiences a miracle in the same way Shawn did. There are examples in scripture where people were healed instantly, but often we find that God heals through a process.
Why are some people healed immediately, some healed over time and some are not healed? Some go through a long rehabilitation process and are healed years later. Some are healed through prayer, some through medicine, or a combination of both…. We don’t fully understand God’s process, his method or timing, but we should never base our faith on what’s happened or not happened to others, we should only base our faith on the Word of God.
Brain Injury Healing Testimonies
Impact of brain injury on the family
Kevin Pearce on recovery from brain injury
Support for Parents and Siblings
Support for Siblings
Brain Injury Panel of Children and Siblings of Brain Injured Family
Life After Traumatic Brain Injury
What effective support looks like
Shannon’s Verses of Hope
While Shawn was in the hospital, his sister Shannon kept family and friends updated through a blog. In most posts she shared a verse that the readers could stand on. These are Shannon’s verses of hope and victory.
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
2 Kings 20:5
Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.
I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; to all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. “There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ “For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.
Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’
He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. “The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.”
2 Corinthians 1:11
You also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.
For nothing will be impossible with God.
Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing
For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Chronicles 16:8-12
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth.