Damon Little’s Big Testimony
Imagine being a little boy and having to wear a colostomy bag to school and everywhere else. How embarrassing. That was the unfortunate situation for gospel singer Damon Little. At the end of his current hit song Be Alright (#12* this week on Hot Gospel 20), Little briefly tells the story of how his grandmother prayed for him and that God healed him.
That isn’t the only health and healing related testimony Damon shares in song. In April 2013, he suffered a massive heart attack and had to have emergency surgery. In a letter to his fans, his faith in God was powerfully evident. Here are excerpts: “To all my friends and family, first and foremost we serve an awesome God, and I am thankful to God for being merciful and kind to me. I would like to take this time to sincerely speak to my friends, family and colleagues about an incident that has occurred. My message may seem sad, but it’s indeed a blessing for me, and I hope this message will be of encouragement to others… Saints, I am in the hospital where I will be treated by top doctors and you guys know I am always encouraging everyone—so I am taking this opportunity to encourage all my singers, fans, friends and family to take better care of yourselves. …I am asking my pastors, promoters, radio stations, fans, family, friends, and colleagues, to lift me up in prayer and most importantly, ask the lord to `Make A Way’ for me, my wife and family.”
In an update letter, he wrote this: Thanks be to God, my operation went very well. Although, I had a few slight setbacks, I am alive and I want to give God all the praise. I was told before surgery that I probably would need stents, a pacemaker, or animal parts for the bypass surgery, but God fixed it that when the doctors opened me up they were able to repair my heart without those things because a supernatural healing had already begun... I’ve remained stable, and I am now in cardiac rehab. I want everyone to know, that I don’t have to assume. I know God is truly a way maker, so please keep me in your prayers…
In 2014, Little told the story of that ordeal in Because of You. In it, he gives all the praise to God for his recovery. God specializes in turning tests into testimonies. What are you going through? As Damon Little does, have faith in the Great Physician. As He brings you through, you may also be able to encourage someone else to put their trust in the God. Wise King Solomon advised his son: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart… He shall direct thy paths.” – Prov. 3:5-6. Believe God loves you and that everything will “Be Alright.”
*The Hot Gospel 20 countdown is based on Billboard Magazine’s weekly Gospel Radio Airplay chart which is ranked by radio airplay detections.