Where is Your Faith?

For about eight years I have had severe pain in my shoulder and neck that would give me horrible headaches on one side. It would be hard to hold a conversation and honestly at times I would be concerned it could be stroke like symptoms or even issues concerning my heart since it was always on my left side. Nothing relieved this pain.

I have had Cat scans, MRI, spinal tap, and a lot of blood taken for various tests and the only conclusion the doctors had was I could just go on prescription pain medicine and eventually be accepted at the headache clinic. They felt it was probably brought on by stress.

I decided against both of these and realized it would be something I just lived with, honestly being thankful they didn’t find something major wrong.

The only relief I could find was going to the chiropractor the end of last year. When the pain hit, it would not go away unless I went to the chiropractor.

About two weeks ago the pain hit on a Monday. I was extremely busy and not sure how I could get in to the chiropractor.

Wednesday arrived and we had one of the most powerful prayer services I’ve ever been to.

Shane and I are part of the prayer team that goes forward praying for the sick.

As we were headed back to our seats God told me to go forward for healing.

I have never doubted God could heal me, I just truthfully never thought about it up until this moment. I had accepted the pain as a part of my life.

We went forward and I will never forget our friend asking me if I believed I would be healed. I told the three of them praying over me and with us that I absolutely believed without a doubt God would heal me and I would never suffer from this again. After they prayed and hugged us as we were walking back to our seats I felt my back pop in three different places and I instantly had full rotation of my shoulder. All pain was gone.

I went to bed that night thanking God and claiming again I would not have to deal with this anymore.

It will be two weeks Wednesday and I might add an extremely stressful two weeks ( which in the past has always triggered my pain) and I remain pain free, not once taking any Tylenol or Advil.

There are many things that could be learned from this experience but the one thing I want to make sure you receive from my testimony is how important faith is.

You cannot just ask Jesus for something and then walk away questioning “if it will happen”.

You must have full on faith that Jesus loves you and only wants the best for you.

Regardless the trials, cling to this truth and watch your faith grow and your relationship with God grow. Trial after trial I can look back and see this in my own life. Through everything I have gone through I have learned that I want that full on faith in every situation, never again having lukewarm faith.

James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith, without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind” ESV

Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe He exists and that He rewards those that seek Him.”  ESV

Mark 5:36 “Don’t be afraid,  just believe” ESV


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