When I first came back to Christ 4 years ago, I received a word about healing from fibromyalgia. I had been suffering with the condition for 13years.
Fibromyalgia is a wide-spread nervous system condition where symptoms vary in the following areas:
Pain in the muscles, abdomen, back, or neck
Pain can be chronic, diffuse, sharp, or severe
Gastrointestinal symptoms: constipation and nausea
Whole body fatigue, feeling tired, or malaise
Muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness, or muscle spasms
Sensory: pins and needles, sensitivity to cold, or sensitivity to pain
Mood: anxiety, mood swings, or nervousness
Cognitive: forgetfulness or lack of concentration
Hand: sensation of coldness or tingling
Also common: acute episodes, depression, difficulty falling asleep, headache, irritability, joint stiffness, or tingling feet.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia.
The suffering I was experiencing led me to the point of being unable to work. Occasional periods of remission with the aid of medication was the only relief I had from the condition.
Even though it didn't seem I was being healed, I clung to the Lord with all my strength, and loved Him with all my heart. On a daily basis, seeking shelter in His arms of comfort as this was my only true relief. Dancing when I didn't feel like it, singing over my situation. Worshiping day and night.
I would ask Him when? I would ask Him am I doing something wrong? Do I not believe enough? The battle within my mind was intense at times. I would revert to pain medication in times of intense flares and that only made things worse. I know that God does not cause bad things to happen, but I do believe He will use what the enemy means for harm, and turn in into something glorious. When I trust in God, surrender with complete abandon and allow Him full reign of my heart, soul and mind, no matter the cost or the pain, something happens...He takes me seriously!
I had to get over myself and ask and keep on asking for help. I'm mean asking others in our body of believers. I had thought I was healed a year ago and wound up feeling foolish because it was just a remission. So that was another territory the enemy held me captive. Once I got the courage to share my pain and struggles, I put in a prayer request. From then, things began to change. It seemed to get worse. I have notice a pattern of breakthrough in my life the last couple years. It is that it is "always darkest before the dawn." The battle has been hardest just before the victory. The week leading to the healing, I was in the most amount of pain, without relief in the night.
Saturday, April 9th 2016, I watched The Azusa Street Revival all day on GodTV. Something shifted and a fire ignited in me. A new passion and determination for all God has for us as believers. The Holy Spirit woke within me to a degree I had not experienced before. The next day was Sunday service. Papa God asked me to go up and share a word to release the revival in our area. So I did. It was overwhelming and wonderful at the same time to be caught in the Spirit the way I was. Not even sure of what God would speak through me, I fully submitted to His request. He knew I would. We have worked on that a lot in our relationship.
At the end of service, I got the kids and headed back in the meeting room. My friend asked to hold my baby. The next thing I heard was Brett call for people needing healing of Fibromyalgia. I ran as fast as I could. I fell out in the Spirit on the floor. Thoughts began to stir and battle in my head, then I felt Jesus take my face look me at me straight in the eyes and say, "It is finished. It is finished. It is finished." Wow, you have Jesus look at you and tell you it's finished, there's no way of not believing.
That was 2 and a half months ago. I have been free of pain and free of fatigue! Without the use of medication! I remember the last couple weeks leading up to the healing just telling God, I just want to be able to care for my babies. I have energy, stamina and have been sleeping great. I have been able to do more physically than I have in over 10 years.
If ever you get a word about a healing and it doesn't seem to happen immediately, keep fighting the good fight. "Press on toward the goal, to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)