Max Lucado Trusts in the Holy Spirit While Enduring Health Complications

Max Lucado Trusts in the Holy Spirit While Enduring Health Complications by James Lasher for Charisma News

It has been almost a year since Christian author and pastor Max Lucado revealed he is dealing with an ascending aortic aneurysm.

He recently shared with The Christian Post how he has been dealing with his health diagnosis during this time, “As far as dealing with anxiety, I really spiraled downward,” he explained.

“I’m 67, almost 68 years old. And I’m finally coming to grips with the fact that I’m not getting younger. I’m a slow learner,” Lucado says. “I kept thinking, ‘I’m going to dodge all these major health issues.’ So, for the first two or three days, it was really a wake-up call.”

During this stressful time after learning about his current medical condition, Lucado received an unexpected miracle. The anxiety began to go away.

“I really felt, in a supernatural way one morning … I felt it lift,” he says. “I really did feel it just lift. And it’s not that I was healed, because I’m not, but the fear or the anxiety was lifted. And I attribute that to the Holy Spirit. I sought prayer and I received prayer, and so I can say now honestly, I do not live in fear of that.”

This does not mean that there are no valleys to go along with Max’s peaks. He tells about enduring through “severe” mood swings that are brought on by the medication he is currently taking for his condition.

“I’ve always been a pretty happy-go-lucky guy. But when I started taking this beta blocker, I found myself just kind of a bit sad,” he said.

This journey gave Lucado the opportunity to lean into and grow in his relationship with the Holy Spirit, even after all these years in ministry.

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