A man from Virginia underwent multiple surgeries and physical therapies after suffering from a violent car crash. But throughout his recovery, he credited prayers and God’s presence as his source of healing.
Pile up car crash
Steve Stuart was caught in a seven-car pile-up in Virginia on October 12, 2019. He acquired several bone fractures but fortunately, there was no internal damage that could threaten his life.
Doctors considered him lucky because they had seen more people that would have lost a limb from that kind of accident. But Steve saw it as a miracle believing that God was with him always.
The 64-year-old knew then that it would be a long road before recovery. The tragedy rendered him incapacitated. He could no longer use his arms and legs, but doctors tried everything to restore his body.
Steve told CBN News, “There were times when I didn’t know what the next day would bring. I didn’t know when I’d be able to use my hand again. There were a lot of tough scenarios, but I had to keep trying.”
“In the lonely times, it seemed that God would remind me that He was there, and I wasn’t alone. I had a tremendous network of support from friends and neighbors.”
Road to recovery
After 3 months, Steve was finally able to go home. With time, patience, and prayer, he was able to take his first steps by February 2020. Steve progressed from a wheelchair to a walker and a cane. And in one year after the crash, he finally was able to drive again.
He knew that his faith in God sustained him throughout the process. “I think that if I didn’t have a close connection with God prior to the accident, I wouldn’t have been able to go through all that I did. It was an interesting thing that I didn’t have any fear whatsoever. I knew that God was going to take care of me. His presence was always there.”
Moreover, his experience had helped him change his outlook in life. “I’m more sensitive,” he said. “If I hear or see an ambulance, I actually say a prayer for that person in that circumstance because I’ve been in that situation. I pray for those in the emergency staff. I recognize what’s happening, and I’m doing my part in that. I’m sure that’s why I wasn’t fearful – because of prayer.”