Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I suffered for five years from a disorder that is rare and has no cure. I tried many doctors and had no relief. Then, one day I was reading about the woman who like me had tried many physicians and was still sick. But she had reached out in total faith to touch the hem of Jesus garment and was healed, not because she touched his garment, that was only a touchstone but because she believed. It touched something in me and I realized that as a Christian, I really had not been trusting Jesus to heal me. I thought I was trusting him, but where there is doubt, there can be no healing.

So in July-2007 I threw all the medicines away and said, "Okay, God", it is me and you now."...I started slowly getting better. At the same time, I quit focusing on myself and how I felt, and started praying for others. I joined a prayer chain. In the beginning I was doing it for selfish reasons I think. Hoping that God would heal me for doing good. But the more I got to know these people, the more I cared and that is when I feel like, I finally got it. Maybe that is the lesson God was trying to teach me all along.

I'm not telling you to stop trusting your doctors, your circumstances may be different. God uses many ways to heal us, including Doctors. Not all healing comes in the form of a dramatic miracle. Sometimes healing is gradual, like mine. But all healing does come from God. Don't stop praying and trusting him but do it without doubt in your heart, believe when you pray, that he will heal you.

But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
James 1:6

And Jesus answered, saying to them,
"Have faith in God.
Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him.
Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them and they shall be granted you."Mark 11:22-24


Brian H. said...

Yes, it was the object of her faith, not her faith itself. Not to trust is like shutting the eye of my heart, or squinting at God. On the other hand, to exalt my faith is as ridiculous as trying to look at my own eyeball. It's made for seeing with, not looking at.

Ronda said...

Eve, I am so very glad that our sweet Lord has healed you. It is always a blessed thing to hear of God's miracles that are still happening today. Most people think God no longer does miraculous healings. My sweet hubby & I also know first hand of God's miraculous healing power. Praise God.
Love & Prayers,

Robin Lambright said...

I found your blog from Mary's at Keep the Light Shinning (I love reading her posts). I had just this afternoon read a post about this very same scripture reference as well.

WE have monthly prayer and healing services at our church, It just fills my heart to overflowing when we receive news of a healing or a first had account of just how powerfully works in someone life.

God is so good!

Eve said...

Thanks Robin. I went over and read her posts. I am so glad you left me the link. It is a great site.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thanks for coming over to the blog. I love the truth you've penned here regarding your healing. The thing that struck me most profoundly about this scripture was the fact that Jesus would have never asked the question had there not been a "reach." He made us for the reach! So glad you've found the hem of his garment in your own walk of faith.