Hi family and friends,
God’s Word says in Revelation 12:11
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Life is not a bed of roses. We all go through times of pain, tears, loss, etc, but our God sure can turn these situations for our good.
We go through testing times so that we can testify of God’s goodness in our lives.
In April 2012 I started suddenly getting pain in my lower back, it slowly increased with passing months, I found it hard to sit for more than 10-15 mins, even walking 15 mins would send shooting pain above my knees and back. There was a slight bulge in my lower back.
Then in July went to see an Orthopedic doctor who checked my back and said there seemed to be a problem in the lower 3rd and 4th vertebrae, and said these 2 vertebrae had bulged out because it had degenerated and advised me to get an MRI done. When I got the report doctor looked at it and said, ” This is a Degenerative disc problem, it is a spinal condition caused by the breakdown of your inter vertebral discs. The gel in the discs between the lower 3rd and lower 4th vertebrae has dried up and now these vertebrae are like dead and when you move the nerve gets pinched between these vertebrae and strains the spinal cord and this is causing the pain. Now you have to make life style changes. You have to take care otherwise surgery will be the option after a couple of years.”
(as he’s saying this, I am saying in my mind..”No Lord it’s not dead.”)
And then he gave me a list of things to do and not to do like…
1) No sitting on one position for more than 20 mins.
2) No lifting weights..
3) Wear a belt at all times.
4) Go to a physiotherapist for a month and learn some back strengthening exercises and do it daily,
and the list went on..:)
That night the Lord reminded me of Ezekiel 37: 4 Then He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”
And then the choice was before me, “Whose report do I choose to believe?”
I was doing my exercises daily, following the doctor’s advise and holding on to God’s Word and believing.
But the pain kept coming now and then.
Then in October I decided to go to Coimbatore for 3 weeks, where my sister is a doctor and take some rest at her place.
It’s said, when we are down and in pain and if in our heart we are in communion with God, He will send His encouragement in unusual ways.
In Coimbatore one night when I was resting on the couch, I heard
this powerful song on the television. It’s a tamil song but do listen!
The singer was Gersson Edinbaro, singing Ezekiel 37, suddenly these words came out alive to me even as he sang “Pesu, Pesu (Speak, speak)speak life, speak God’s word, His power,
these are days when dry bones will come together, weak knees will be strengthened,
the crooked will be made straight, rough paths will be leveled.
So speak, speak nerves will be formed, bones will come together and flesh will be formed. And with the breath and Word of God life will come within you.”
Just as I was listening to the words of this songs, felt God’s power and it encouraged me to speak God’s word (Ezekiel 37:1 to 10) into my physical condition and I was back in Mumbai in November and it was in January ’13 I realized slowly but surely, healing had come to my bones as I had stopped wearing my belt since December and was hardly doing my exercises.
So I thanked God I was with out pain for nearly 2 months now. The pain was gone but the slight bulge in the lower back remained.
On Sunday January 27th, I shared this testimony to few of our sisters in Church.
Monday 28th went for a night prayer and the next morning(29th, Tuesday) got a drop till a toll naka close to our place around 5.30 AM.
From there I took a rick home. The auto was going on high speed hit on something, there was a huge jerk, I was thrown up on my seat and when landed on the seat I felt my spinal cord literally shake and started getting a severe pain in my lower back and I thought, “If only I had worn my belt…”
Then I said..”No Lord this cannot happen…I don’t want this pain again.”
I got home did not tell anyone anything, after kids and Leslie left for work, I was lying in bed crying and telling God…”Lord You had healed me, now if the enemy had meant this for my bad, turn this for my good Lord, just don’t want this pain Lord.”
I was listening to this above song and claiming God’s Word.
The next morning when I got up there was no pain.
I just stood up rubbed my lower back I was shocked I could not feel that bulge! God had set right my 2 vertebrae.
What doctors said was impossible, God made it possible Glory be to our God on High!
I thank God for all who prayed for me and encourage me.
Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God every time I remember you.”
God is good! All Glory be to Him alone!
There is power in the Word of God!