If you know me very well, you know I have some seemingly insurmountable health challenges. I’ve been praying for healing for some of my health problems for more than two decades. I’ve even had doctors tell me, “Don’t come back to me for this condition. I don’t know what else to do for you.” So, yeah, it’s been a discouraging situation with my health as one thing after another piles on. And they’re not normal things.
- I have had a chronic (daily) cough for twenty-five years and doctors don’t know what to do.
- I have two permanently dilated eyes from a rare neurological disease.
- I have bipolar disorder.
That’s just to name a few. And then . . .
About a year ago, a crusty raised bump appeared on the back of my shoulder. I didn’t think too much of it but it didn’t go away. Then a second one appeared a few inches away. Could it be skin cancer from the severe sunburns I had when I was young? Maybe, but I couldn’t cope with the idea of adding more medical hassles to my life so I waited and tried the herbal cream that cured my dermatitis a couple years ago when nothing else would help.
Nothing changed. Then a third bump began to form. Desperate, I prayed, “Lord, I have so many significant health problems and you’ve never seen fit to heal any of them. Could you heal this skin problem completely in such a way that it restores my faith in your ability to heal? Then I’ll tell everyone about it so you get all the credit to glorify your Name.”
I think that was approximately two weeks ago. I’d almost forgotten that prayer until Tuesday night. I was sitting in bed reading and happened to reach up and touch one of the bumps. It was soft instead of crusty. I lightly scraped at it and it came completely off! Then I felt for the other two and the same thing happened. All three bumps practically fell off! I wasn’t digging away at them; they were loose.
What is remarkable to me is how they all came off at the same time. They were healed, but God was waiting for me to notice. They didn’t improve one at a time; they were all healed at once! Amazing!
This does restore my faith in God’s ability to heal.