I've been following the Lord and asking Him to allow whatever He wants to accomplish His will. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Our suffering isn't always about us." We can't see the bigger picture, but God can so I choose to follow His leading.
I have tried everything that everyone has told me to get well. I've eaten the best diet that no one could eat unless you were told you had to. I've taken silverbiotics; I've tried the new upcoming oil treatments. I've taken probiotics, anti yeast foods etc. I am on allergy drops, and I've been to every type of doctor known to man. My medical file is at least 4 inches thick with about 5 imaging discs. I carry it from doctor to doctor in a Target grocery bag! I've spent thousands of dollars in hospital bills and copays. Let's just say I've tried anything and everything. And through all of this, I've been praying and people have been praying for me. I sensed from the Lord that He was using all of this, and not to be anxious or worry. And, of course there are days, like all of us, where we fail in that. But deep down I know and trust this walk that the Lord has me on.
One Sunday morning...
A normal church day...
Kenneth comes up to the pulpit and begins to share the Word of God.
We were in Mark.
Mark, chapter 5
25 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. 26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. 28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?”
31 His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’”
32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”
This story hit home for me....
And then came the reflection song. I raised my hands as I worshipped almighty God. And I heard the Holy Spirit tug at my heart, "Sarah, go up and ask for prayer."
I conversed back, "When should I go? I'm nervous."
And after the song, Pastor Kenneth goes back up to the pulpit and says, "Sarah, I want you to come up so we as a church can pray for you."
I slapped my hands together in shock, but with utter gratefulness that the Lord would tug on Kenneth's heart at the same time as mine.
I stood in front of the church as the whole congregation gathered around me, laying hands on me and everyone prayed. I didn't feel any supernatural feeling or "magic" if you will. But I went home telling Matt I know the Lord has healed me in some way, I just need to figure out in what capacity He healed me. So, for the first time in almost a year, I ate pizza. Then I ate Chick Fila, and sandwiches, ice-cream, etc. It's been 3 weeks eating all the things I could not bare to eat before, because I would get so sick. And I've not had any of the bowel issues since the day I got prayed for.
Some might say, well it's because of the antibiotics killing the lyme etc. Well, for all the skeptics, I had tried eating Reese's Sweet Creations ice-cream 2 days before I got healed. I was doubled over in pain from a reaction.
It was GOD'S .... PERFECT... TIMING
He wanted to heal me in that hour, on that day, and... He did.
Medicine is merely a practice, but Christ and our Father in heaven is
THE GREATEST PHYSICIAN
NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES!
Thank you for hearing my story. I hope you will place your faith in Jesus Christ the way that I have. He's my everything!!
My Jehovah Rapha.