I wanted to post this testimony when I am completely healed. But I cannot continue to hide what the Lord is doing for me in the meantime. Blessed be His Name!
I have been suffering for the past five months from skin problems: pimples on my body, peeling skin, itching, and irritation.
I was ashamed and did not want anybody to see me in this state so I did not go to the hospital. I tried to fight the disease as best I could by redoubling my efforts with my hygiene and using antiseptic products. I was a little relieved, but the disease had not gone away. The situation then got worse in three months later when I was hit with furunculosis. I think I had boils pretty much everywhere on the body except on the face.
One night, as I searched the internet to understand what was happening to me, I came across several articles that said these symptoms could be signs of diabetes-related immunodeficiency. My mother died from it 6 years ago and my father nearly died from it in March this year. So, I panicked.
Then, the Lord urged me to re-read chapter 10 of FAL “Surrender” because He was not willing to let me carry this burden. Just as the author says in this chapter, He gradually piled up a number of ailments to the point where I found myself exhausted (in addition to these skin problems, I have a toothache, I suffer from tonsillitis, acute dysmenorrhoea, I have been diagnosed with early rheumatism which causes me knee pain and finally I fight obesity since my adolescence). Since my childhood, I have been told that I will always be overweight like my grandmother and many of my aunts. And for many, the logical consequence would be that I also suffer from diabetes, not only because of my weight, but also because of my family history.
The next morning, I cried to the Lord. I told HIM that I did not have the courage to go to the hospital and that even if I had to go there, I did not know where to start (since I had to meet several specialists). I begged Him to have pity on me and help me. I told Him that I believed that He has the power to heal me totally and that I fully trust Him to guide me if He wanted me to seek medical help. I told Him that I would rather not be sick, that like everyone else, I would have preferred inherited money from my parents and no diseases (Lol), but if it was His will that I remain sick, then His will be done. I told Him that I have confidence that His grace will be sufficient to bear the disease.
He led me to start fasting and decided to stop my medication. It was during this period that I decided not to take the antispasmodics to which I was dependent for more than ten years because of my dysmenorrhea. Our God is wonderful! The first day was difficult, I struggled to resist the temptation to swallow my tablets. I decided to just lie down and I did not even realize when the pain was gone. It’s been two months now that I no longer need antispasmodics!!
I had my blood glucose checked two weeks ago and it was “very” normal. Please know that nine months ago the doctor asked me to be very careful because there was only one gram separating me from the hyperglycemia!!
Even though I did not lose a lot of weight, thanks to fasting, I feel more comfortable in my clothes. I can even wear clothes that I had forgotten 🙂 The Lord will not stop there, I know it. I will come back and I will testify of how He freed me from all my health issues.
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4).
“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.” (2 Chronicles 16:12).
“. . . do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:25, 33).
If what I shared encouraged you and you have a testimony of your own, please give Him praise and submit a PR as I did.
~ Eliza in Cameroon
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