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The Surprise Healing

Dear Readers,

     Because I kept this incident totally to myself, I hesitate to write this blog…


     THE SURPRISE HEALING   Journal Entry, May 3, 2014


     Unsure about writing this, I’m on my knees, ears ringing, (always a sign for me that the Holy Spirit is close), asking the Lord, "Should I tell this story?  Is it a worthy testimony?"  With pen in hand, I immediately started scribbling…

     While walking in my prayer field several weeks ago, I tripped over a tree root landing on my left shoulder and left side rib cage.  I laid there for a minute thinking, "You clumsy oaf!"  Just a little dirty, I rose and finished my three laps around the field.  I was thankful that a cushion of soft weeds broke my fall.

     The next morning I awoke sore and achy.  My ribs hurt and my shoulder throbbed.  Not having any bruises and because of the soft fall, I didn’t go to the doctor.  A little ibuprofen did the trick.  I didn’t even get on the prayer chain or tell anyone about the accident; I only told C.J..  What I did do was immediately get on my knees beside my bed and claimed one of my favorite scriptures, "Whatever you ask for in my name, will be given you."  (John 14:14)  Then I asked God for a healing.

     Being left handed, my biggest fear was that I might have torn my rotator cuff.  Ten years ago my right shoulder cuff was surgically repaired, and I did not want to go through that again!  Each day, on my knees, I asked for a healing and circled my body in prayer.  My Pastor’s wife tells us, "Posturing is very important and humbling to God!"  I also kept taking my ibuprofen.

     After about a week or ten days my ribs felt fine, but without the pain killer, I still couldn’t lift my left arm.  Cal had to help me with everything from putting the dishes away to making the beds and folding the clothes.  Even taking a shower was unbearable pain.  I considered calling my primary care doctor, but continued to pray and claim my healing.  I do not like to go to the doctor if I don’t have to!

     As the second week passed, the pain started to subside and I said to Cal, "Do you think the Lord is healing my shoulder?"

     "I don’t know!" he asked me back, "What do you think?"

     "I’m not sure!  He did heal a half-dollar sized planter’s wart on the bottom of my foot years ago when I asked Him!  And, He brought me through a battle with cancer and three surgeries and treatment!  I’m sure He can heal a rotator cuff if He wants too!"  I continued to pray regularly, but told no one of my injury to my shoulder.

     Within one month’s time the pain in my shoulder showly disappeared and before I knew it I was lifting and moving my arm normally without any discomfort.

     I never had an xray or an MRI, or even a doctor visit to confirm my injury.  I don’t even know if I tore my rotator cuff!  But I do know that the pain in my left shoulder was so overpowering that I couldn’t raise my arm, drive my car, or open a jar!  Even handwriting, or typing on my laptop was painful.  Then one morning, after praying for weeks, I awoke with no pain and I could lift my arm over my head once again.

     Is this a miracle healing?  I’m not sure!  But I was convinced I was going to need surgery like the one on my right shoulder years ago.  I just knew I didn’t want to go through that again, especially being a "Lefty!"

     Healing comes in all different forms.  This one was just for me!  Maybe I am supposed to blog it as a witness to others that Jesus is alive and well and active in the world today!  So I will continue to pray and ask the Boss if He wants me to publicize this testimony.

                                  Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo


     John 14:14, "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."  (NKJV)


     P.S.  I actually didn’t think the Lord would heal me if I kept this to myself and didn’t share it with others!  Today I even used the grass whip and cut down all our dandelions!


     P.P.S.  I won’t be blogging the rest of May.  It is vacation time for us!