Occassionally I do searches on the internet for healing stories. I searched God and healed to find this older post. I haven't seen or heard of a Lyme disease healing from God, but I am sure there have been and maybe mine will be the first one I hear of!
Last summer, my friends were praying for me. My dad committed suicide a few years ago from stress from Lyme disease. Additionally, I struggle with the disease and its physical and psychological effects.
During the prayer one of my friends told me to lift up my hands while we prayed. I had never done that before, but I went with it. Then my other friend put her hand on my heart and began praying for me. As she prayed for me I felt heat fill up my chest and I began crying (I never cry in front of people). It felt overwhelming and almost uncontrollable. My other friend said that God was hugging me and holding me in his arms. At the end of the prayer my friend prayed for my Lyme disease.
Before this moment I had never felt God in such a clear and real way! I am so sure that God had everything to do with that and it was in no way a psychological manifestation of my brain. First of all I am not that positive (a skeptic at heart). Secondly, I was depressed as heck.
The friend who prayed for me has been told that she has the gift of healing. Later that week she told me that there are different kinds of healing. Some are instantaneous and others are gradual.
Also, when my friends prayed for me that night they prayed about problems I never told them about.
When I was at church later the next week my pastor mentioned that healing is often gradual. I believe that was a confirmation of my healing.
At the moment of the prayer and after I felt filled with God's peace and definitely an emotional healing, but I didn't notice an immediate physical healing per say.
A few weeks after the healing when I didn't notice any physical effects and I began to wonder if/worry that I didn't have enough faith to be healed. Then, that week at church my pastor said, "Don't worry that you don't have enough faith. When God heals you he overwhelms you."
I go to a non-denominational Christian church now, but was raised in a Methodist Christian church where people never talked about the current existence of spiritual gifts so the experience knocked me out of my socks. I would have never believed it before it happened.
Since then I have began noticing more and more signs that this was clearly a healing from God. I never noticed before but if you look at stained glass depictions of healings the people being healed are always either in bed, kneeling, or with their hands up in worship/surrender like mine were that night. I have been thinking about trying to depict my healing experience in stained glass, but I don't know that I am that artistically talented.
It definitely helps me through the tough times to remind me of my promised healing. I think I have been doing better physically overall. Unfortunately, I got a few fibroadenomas in the breasts recently--I strongly believe due to the flagyl I was taking. I am off antibiotics for a couple months now.
Reminding myself of that experience does help me through these hard waiting times. I do have worry and anxiety still sometimes.
Recently, I had someone at my church pray about my lumps too. Only when I went up for prayer a guy came up to me. I am young (25) and female, so I was embarrassed about telling him about the lumps so I asked for prayer for my health and that is it.
The man prayed that I get a diagnosis in the least invasive way possible. I thought that was a rather specific prayer considering the first opinion said they wanted to remove the lumps (at least three). The second opinion said they look non-cancerous according to the ultrasound and wants to observe and wait. Since then I can't find one of the lumps, but I can still find the other two.
I definitely think that God helps me through this. I was so much more anxiety ridden before I began to see God work in this new way.
Posts: 50 | From San Diego, CA, USA | Registered: Nov 2004
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I believe God's strength too becasue ourselves are so weak.
Sometimes it is so hard to go out of the darkness by ourselves. And the darkness made situation worse. But this is the time we can ask for help from God, then we are able to feel and see the love from God.
I believe I was healed this past December. I went to prayer teams at my school (Franciscan University) and I rested in the Spirit. And from that moment on, I never had back pain again. That said, healings are unfortunately not 100% perfect. He heals what He wants to heal. I've recently gotten Lyme symptoms again, though I still have not had the severe back pain that I had this past winter. God is amazing! He won't give us anything He doesn't believe we are strong enough to handle. Unfortunately, sometimes I feel like he overestimates my strength, but that's just the way it sometimes works.
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