I’ve had a long history of bleeding issues due to my hormonal imbalances, that are usually triggered by stress. Whenever I have this, I always try to resolve it on my own. I take the same pills and medicines as was previously prescribed by my doctor. However, this particular time, medicines were not having any effect, and I had continuous bleeding for almost 6 months.

During that time, a colleague informed me that she has had issues with her blood count, and her Doctor had warned her that if she fainted, she could be paralysed or even die. This made me think. And I went to several hospitals to see whether I can get a blood transfusion as my blood count is really low. But after searching for several days, I was told me that my blood count is not low enough – the normal blood count of a healthy person is 12-15 and mine was at 7.2. They said the count has to be at least 6 to administer a transfusion.

Feeling hopeless and helpless, I went to the nearby Church and was inspired to make a confession. I surrendered everything to the Lord, asking him for the courage and the wisdom to do His will. The following day, one of the hospitals called me up and asked me to get admitted soon for blood transfusion, as my blood count was at 6 and they also said about doing a second procedure to help with the bleeding. So I went to the hospital, but before reaching the hospital, the Lord touched me and healed me and my bleeding stopped completely. The second procedure was not done because I was no longer bleeding. Praise the Lord!

However, due to the stress at work, I had a recurrence of the prolonged bleeding issue. Preparing for the Crucis Singapura (a prayerful Lenten barefoot walk) on the day before the event, I went through the Crucis Singapura preparatory booklet, and I wholeheartedly recited the stations of the cross, prayers and did the activities. I also went for confession. The following day, my heart was overflowing with joy and gratefulness as my bleeding stopped again. Presently as I am writing this, my bleeding is still very much under control.

Praise be to God! I’m really grateful for receiving this healing through the sacrament of reconciliation. Truly, if we put our burdens unto Him and accept that we cannot do things on our own, and of course have faith, the Lord will show us His mercy. Praise the Lord!

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 Jn 1:9)

Let’s enjoy the beauty and grace of reconciliation!

Hannah Ambat, originally from Philippines is now working in Singapore, and is actively involved in the mission initiatives of Jesus Youth Singapore.