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Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~




Today I watched the story about an Olympian runner who under went radiation treatment to kill her thyroid gland.  She did not take the steroid meds during her radiation as she was told to do.  As a result it caused her feet to swell, crack and bleed and her to hemorrhage in her body.  When failing and in the hospital, the doctors told her she would probably not walk again and that they probably would need to amputate her feet.


Prior to getting sick, the coach told her to look through and past the wall and see that she had already won the gold.  And when she was her weakest and sickest in the hospital bed, she told him to look through the hospital wall and told him she would run and win again.  She told him that no matter what, he was not to allow the doctors to cut off her feet.


She got out of the hospital and began to rebuild her life.  She prepared 18 months to be able to run in her first race after the radiation treatment.  She was in a wheelchair and couldn’t even stand up or walk.  She realized she couldn't do it alone and asked her coach for his help.  So there she is on the track in her chair.  She stood up in much pain onto her feet.  The pain was so bad she told him she had changed her mind, she just couldn’t do it.


He told her to remember when she won some race by 3” and then he put down the white track marker 3 inches in front of her.  And he said, “OK, go 3 inches.”  And she obeyed.  Then he asked her if she remembered winning another race by 4 inches.  And she nodded, and so he put down another marker 4 inches and told her to go for 4 inches.  When I saw that scene I cried, remembering so many times the Lord told me that no matter what obstacles we face, “Inch by inch, it is a cinch!” 


Rom 8:35-39 NKJV

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."    37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


As she was going onto the track for her first race after re-training, her coach said that he ran her life through like a tape every day.  And every once in a while, he would put it on pause and see how amazing she really was.  He said, “You are a true champion!”  Gail won the gold metal in that race and is still winning races today. 



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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