The other day I saw a person who had been in cardiac arrest for 45 minutes before being taken to the hospital by ambulance. The medical personnel continued CPR, but it didn’t seem to be working at all, so I began to pray.
Not too long before this incident, we had heard about God’s goodness in school, and I had to go through a process in my prayers: “Okay, God, even if my prayer doesn’t change anything this time and this patient ends up dying, You’re still good, and I refuse to believe anything different.”
As I was thinking about God’s goodness, I had an overwhelming urge to start singing worship songs. I started singing “Spirit Break Out” as well as choruses of random songs that just had the word good in them. After I started singing, the patient’s cardiac monitor sprang to life! I later learned that they had shocked him with a defibrillator when that happened, but all previous attempts had been unsuccessful.
Later his vital signs had stabilized enough for him to be admitted as a patient. How awesome is that? I was so shocked afterward. This was the first time I had prayed over someone and something immediately and tangibly happened! It was a pretty big deal for me. I was very encouraged and had a moment with God: “Yeah, I knew it. You’re so good!” I felt privileged to know that He trusts me and wants to partner with me in that way.