Medical update – overwhelmed

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:3-4)

I’m still groggy from the drugs they use to knock you out for surgery, but I feel like the cleansed leper who had to come back and give thanks to Jesus. The last thing I remember was looking at the ceiling of an operating room. The next thing I know my wife is explaining that God had granted our petition: the cyst on my vocal fold had disappeared. She watched the camera go down my throat two weeks earlier, and she was now looking at the pictures of two healthy vocal folds. As we prepared for surgery, the doctor said I would not be back to full strength until March. A four-month recovery is now reduced to just a few days, to restore the body from the effects of putting equipment down the throat for surgery.

I am in awe. I am overwhelmed at the fervent prayer support and affection of God’s people. I’m so serious: thank you, a million times over. I am extremely grateful for an incredible doctor. But I am melted, stunned, and humbled by the goodness and greatness of a king named Jesus.

If you’re interested in pictures, here are the before and after. Pic 1 has the cyst, pic 2 has none. This is not Christianese: Deepest thanks and greatest glory to God.

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31 Comments »

  1. Pastor mike. It is with great thankfulness that u have been healed. Could u please pray for my husband William today as he faces cardiac bypass surgery here in pgh, pa. Thank u for online church an ur teaching. God is so good to me that it truly boggles the mind. Thank u for ur prayers. Patricia wagle ________________________________

  2. Un milagro! Dios escucho las oraciones, Jesus nos dijo que cuando hay mas de uno orando Dios que esta en el cielo nos escucha y nos lo concede! aleluya! Para la gloria de Dios. Gracias Seรฑor!

  3. Praise God!! We prayed fervently that God would heal you without surgery. In all honesty, as I sat in service when we the congregation and my children prayed healing over you I also asked God to use you to show my children, the congregation, and me that HE still answers prayers and does MIRACLES! Tears of joy and love as our unbelief has been revealed. A testimony to my children that we must PRAY without ceasing, be in community of others who disciple Christ, and continue to have FAITH! God is a healer of hearts and a God of RESTORATION!
    We love you and your family,
    Leslee, Jackson, Jazmine, and Jaylee Fugate

  4. Praise to our God! I asked God to heal you and show his miraculous healing power to any unbelievers! He is an awesome God and worthy to be praised! I also believe that this is only the BEGINNING of what He has in store for our church family! Gearing up for a HUGE Revival!!!!! Yay God!!

  5. Praise to our God! I asked God to heal you and show his miraculous healing power to any unbelievers! He is an awesome God and worthy to be praised! I also believe that this is only the BEGINNING of what He has in store for our church family! Gearing up for a HUGE Revival!!!!! Yay God!!

  6. Hi Mike,
    I’ve been really struggling in my faith- NOT HIS FAULT! I was at church when you announce your condition (previous!!!). Yeah, I suppose my prayer for you was more or less “token”.
    The Lord has been tugging on my heart. When I just read the email that my wife sent me, I was pretty happy! Really, His healing you is more than just believable, Your testimony (Jesus’, that is) has for me, and I’m sure many others, been a faith-builder/restorer!

  7. Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the Almighty reigns… in heaven and on earth, and in the life of Mike Patz. Yeshua is the Healer!!!

  8. HALLELUJAH!! Yes, we serve a GREAT BIG GOD! (I am sure I am not the only one), but, last night I asked God for them to take one last look at your vocal cord, because I firmly believed that God said He had already taken care of if! To God be all the glory!

    ย  Sheila G GRACE AND PEACE.

    Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:1

  9. Woohoo!!!! And the result is praise and faith and I pray for salvation! My teenage daughter’s faith has been encouraged as she told me today that everywhere she turns there’s Scripture, or people speaking about prayer, so that she believes that God is speaking to her personally about prayer. Power in the name of Jesus… to break EVERY chain!

  10. Beloved Pastor Mike,
    Our God is so good always,at all time.Glory be to Lord Jesus.
    Your Church member Sivagami David put this Prayer request with a heavy burdened heart in our Prayer team.We praise our Lord for living living testimony .

  11. I’ve been a nurse for many years, and I have to say, these photos would make even a non-believer believe in our God of healing! Praising God and celebrating this amazing news!!! God has big plans for you Pastor Mike, and I’m thrilled we are able to watch them unfold!

  12. PRAISE JESUS! There is power in His name! There is NO ONE greater than our almighty God who is so merciful and gracious to us. Thank you, LORD, for healing our dear pastor. Every day I surrendered this in prayer to Him and He answered! God is so faithful no matter the outcome. I am so encouraged by this ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:4, 5 NIV)๐Ÿ™Œ

  14. Father God your children rejoice at Your Goodness and Mercy! May many souls be won to You Lord Jesus by the miracles You perform! Hallelujah and Amen!

  15. To God be the GLORY! We rejoice with you! This only the beginning! Revival has come! Just as God said He would do! Oh the immeasurable depths of His love!

  16. Tears and PRAISE is all I can do right now!!! GOD is always so AMAZING!!!
    In my car, each morning, driving to work, I prayed for this thing to disappear and POOF now its gone!!

  17. Whoa. Definitely restores some faith that I’ve been missing. I’m trying really hard to have faith to be healed of some medical issues myself. I think this gets me a step closer to having that kind of faith. It is very nice to serve a powerful God. Makes it easier to trust.

  18. I knew Our King was healing you – He answered your prayer of “Increasing your Faith” – BUT He did it HIS WAY not ours…….PRAISING OUR KING JESUS and THANKING HIM FOR ANSWERED PRAYER and PROVIDING A MIRACLE!!!!! We love you Pastor Mike!!!! GLORY TO GOD!!!!! By the way…how is your Faith in Him now????? ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Pator Mike

    With tears of joy in my eyes to God be the glory!!
    Aleluya, al Rey de reyes y Seรฑor de seรฑores!!!!

    Maricelly

  20. Amazing! Miraculous! God is oh sooooo good! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your example during this difficult time in your life!

    We are saved by the blood of Jesus and the power of our testimony saves! God is still…Still…STILL in the business of healing! Case Closed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God bless you, P. Mike! God is glorified. Thanks for sharing!

    PS: Pictures were a bonus!

  21. PRAISE GOD!!! I Preached at Cornerstone Assembly Wed. Night and we all prayed for you for that exact outcome, that today, the doctors would not find a cyst!!!!

    GOD IS GOOD!!!!! I am sitting here in tears rejoicing with you and your family!

    David Klinger
    NA Williams/Farrell Co.
    Cell 352-895-1100
    email: dklinger@nawilliams.com
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