Max Lucado credits the Holy Spirit amid ailment

Renowned preacher and author, Max Lucado, has recounted how the Holy Spirit comforted him when he was battling with an ascending aortic aneurysm, a condition described by Johns Hopkins as an "abnormal bulging and weakening in your aorta at the point before the curve."

Lucado is the Senior Pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, United States. In an interview with The Christian Post, he said that his ailment almost needed an open heart surgery.

While speaking on his health issues, he revealed that he became anxious but he regained calmness due to the help of the Holy Spirit.

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

"I really felt (my anxiety) lift in a supernatural way one morning. It is not that I was healed, because I'm not, but the fear or the anxiety was lifted. I attribute that to the Holy Spirit. I sought prayer and I received it. I can now honestly not live in fear of that (anxiety)."

He also said that some days are not easy for him as he goes through severe mood swings which are as a result of his medication.

Nevertheless, he is still banking on the Holy Spirit for help. In his request, he has gotten more compassion for himself and others going through similar situations.

He continued, "In that sense, it has been a blessing because it has caused me to be more aware of leaning on the Holy Spirit more. It has also caused me to be more compassionate toward people who have battled mood swings or depression, whether slight or severe, all of their lives because I do not.

"I have been spared that particular struggle. But now I'm much more compassionate with a person who goes through what they may be feeling."


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