Healing through Faith
I am a walking, talking believer in the healing power of God/Jesus. I wrote a testimony last month about my healing.
For forty years, I had lived in constant pain due to arthritis and fibromyalgia. Also from several falls when I was a teenager, I developed chronic disk degeneration disease in my back. I have had five surgeries alone on my back from 1997 to 2017. I also had other surgeries for a variety of reasons, but the back was the worst of all. I got addicted to Vicodin.
In 1996 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was caught early so I opted to have a mastectomy; no toxic stuff was put in my body nope! Everything went fine although I have no tolerance for pain, I held on to my dear mother’s words ‘God will never leave you nor forsake you. Pray like you always have.’ And I did. Things went on, other surgeries, emotional pain from the loss of my parents, husband, sister, two step-sons and more. By the Grace of God, I made it! “Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:9)
Last July, I fell down my stairs inside my home and broke my hip. Actually it had to be replaced. No fun and summertime….Oh yes I was a happy camper. I was in rehab for two weeks and they kept me pretty doped up on pain medication. When I came home, I realized how bad the pain really was. One of my nieces had been staying with me, hence she took care of me, made sure I ate and stayed hydrated, took my medicine, etc. I could only go to the second floor to shower. She made sure she took the walker upstairs first, then came back downstairs to help me up to the shower chair.
I had rented a hospital bed and slept in the dining room for about a month. The nights were terrible. The pain was, well, after all I have been through in life, I cried every night and prayed so hard for God to take the pain away. There were too many nights where I almost lost it, but God kept me, yes He did! “And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive.” (Joshua 14:10) I have to say that healing from a broken hip is the longest recovery I have ever been through but again God Kept me! Also during this time I learned I have Osteopenia or osteon-arthritis.
Let me tell you something about my God. When the Bible reads that God will test you, it’s not a joke. When I moved back upstairs, well, I still cried too much. I wasn’t taking any medication for the pain as it really didn’t do anything. I used prayer, Straight talk up to God! There were times throughout these years where the pain wasn’t too bad, but by the beginning of January 2021, enough was enough! I started praying harder and longer, all I wanted was for the pain in my entire body to be gone!
Did you know that in March of this year, I woke up one morning and realized I had no pain! In fact it had been over two weeks and no pain!! Hallelujah! Today is April 15th, 2021 and I am still pain free. So when the devil tries to come at you hard, show him how hard your God is! Shout it from the rooftop. My God and yours is phenomenal and alive!
Keep praying and God will come through for you too. Shalom!
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