During my illness when I heard of healings (especially from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which I had) it would either give me hope or demoralise me. I was often left with questions such as: why them and not me? Why do I still continue to face this daily physical and mental battle? God, why am I still sick when people have prayed for my healing? It is very hard psychologically when we do not know if or when we will get well. In light of this, it has taken me a long time to write a post about God healing me because I wanted to process what had happened and consider how best to convey it to you.
Two months ago God healed me from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For nearly four years I led a highly structured and restricted life (more on that here). In an instant my life has been turned around and I am full of thanksgiving to have been completely freed from this illness. I now have normal capabilities; I am hiking and have commitments for the whole working week.
I believe that there were multiple indicators that my healing was in God’s timing and at his initiation. Four different people independently felt that I would be healed at the time I was, the first one more than a year beforehand. On the day of my healing I was at a church camp, in a meeting of thousands and I ended up standing next to my pastor who despite having another role to fulfil felt compelled to pray for me.
I can’t explain why I have been healed when so many people I know face the daily battle of sickness. If this is you, my prayer is that my story would give you hope and that God would lay his healing hands on you. ‘May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’ (Romans 15:13).
All of us whether in good times, hard times, sick or well need to keep our hope in Jesus. ‘Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith…’ (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Note: The Praise through Trials blog isn’t going to stop; I have plenty more material to put into posts.