tellmystory – “My God is able to carry me through…”

tellmystory – “My God is able to carry me through…”
From a doctor’s surgery – April 2013

“I’m a GP. It was the 15th of April. At the end of a long day, I often get a mild tension headache. However, when my second to last patient of the day came in to see me, there was obvious tension in the air. During the consultation, the pain in my head suddenly became intensely worse, and I felt very sick and dizzy. I had trouble getting through the last consultation, then I immediately closed down the computer and went to the car.

“I phoned my husband to ask him to pray for the journey home, as I didn’t know how I was going to be able to drive. I had pins and needles in my head, throbbing pain and I felt like I was going to faint. Medically speaking, a severe migraine – I hadn’t had one for at least 4 years. I somehow managed to get home, repeating “My God is able to carry me through” – words from a song – over and over. I felt that there could be a spiritual element to my physical symptoms, so I prayed to renounce any influence over me that was not of God.

“I walked through the door and collapsed on the floor – not fainted – but just from the effort of concentrating and the pain in my head. My pre-school aged son prayed for me, and I crawled up the stairs and lay down on the bed. I explained to my husband the sequence of events.

“Immediately my husband found the prayer from his prayer ministry training, and prayed over me the prayer advised after ministering to people, which includes renouncing any demonic influence. During the prayer, I felt significantly better, and sat up. I felt like Peter’s mother in law, for whom Jesus rebuked her fever, and she “got up at once” (Jn 4: 38-39).

“I couldn’t help smiling, it almost seemed funny. My husband asked me how I felt. I told him all the symptoms had gone, except the headache, which was about 70% better. So he prayed again, and the headache went totally. This reminded me of the two stage healing of the blind man in Mark 8. It was about 1.5 hours since the whole thing had started. Migraines usually last 1-2 days.

“The whole episode really stuck me and reminded me of several things: how physical illness can have a spiritual cause, how we are involved in a spiritual battle, and how amazingly and instantly God can answer prayer! Praise God!”

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14th May 2013 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

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