By His Stripes, We Are Healed
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.Isaiah 53:5
We all know that the Lord heals through miracles, but we should also remember that He also heals through medicine. We should give the credit to God, no matter how we receive our healing: doctors or miracles.
I am 22 years old, and wish to share this testimony for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. I trust that it will encourage the Bride all over the world.
A few months back I had continuous abdomen pain for a few days. Attributing it to acidity, I took some home medication but the pain did not subside. After two days, when the pain started becoming unbearable, a doctor was called home. Checking me, he found my hemoglobin was very low and I was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
They did a blood test and found my hemoglobin count was just two. An abdominal scan revealed a ruptured ovarian cyst. I had to be rushed to the main state hospital for treatment, and my mother and sister who were accompanying me, were told that I may not make it there.
By now my brothers and sisters in Christ were all in desperate prayer that the Lord will spare my life. It is usually a 40-minute drive to the state hospital. Due to some road construction work in route, and traffic literally crawling at some places, and the drive should have been even longer. However, it appeared as if there were angels clearing the way ahead for the ambulance, and we made it there in just 20 minutes.
On reaching the hospital and undergoing further tests, the doctors informed that my condition was extremely critical, and I had to undergo surgery immediately to remove the cyst and the poisonous fluids that were spreading around.
Considering my extremely low hemoglobin count, surgery was very risky and the doctors prepared my family for the worst. But brothers and sisters who had gathered at the hospital and those at home kept me in prayer continuously. Through this entire ordeal, my thoughts were only on the Lord Jesus Christ, and I kept confessing that by His stripes I was healed.
I knew that He would get me through. Just before the surgery started, my mother remembered a prayer cloth that we had earlier obtained from the Voice of God Recordings and which was pinned to my clothing. She requested the doctor to place the cloth on my forehead during the surgery. My mother comforted herself with the knowledge that the presence of the Lord Jesus was with me during the surgery, and He would guide the hands of the doctors who were operating on me.
The surgery was successful, and the cyst was removed without causing any internal damage to the organs. I have since recovered and am keeping good health with my hemoglobin count back to normal. I thank my Lord Jesus Christ for saving my life.
Your sister in Christ,