Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Suffering and pain are part and parcel of life. Yet each time we face severe trials, we are lost for words as to what to pray for deliverance. We thank God that His Spirit does help us in our weakness when we do not really know what to pray, He intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words. Rom 8:26-27.
A few years ago, my family and I went for a winter holiday overseas. My eldest son suffers from severe eczema since birth. Arriving at the destination in freezing temperature, his skin started cracking and he was in severe pain. When I was applying the moisturizing cream on his whole body, I saw the extent of his suffering – almost 90% of his body skin was terribly inflamed. I cried and I pleaded with God to heal him.
I have received miraculous healing from God before, praise the Lord, for an excruciating pain beyond medical help, but seeing the severe pain of my son was more than any pain I could bear. The groaning in my heart was so loud and I thanked the Lord’s Spirit for pleading on my behalf.
All praise and thanks to God who answered my prayer in one of my weakest moments in life !
My son’s skin condition improved so dramatically the next day that he could enjoy the whole holiday without any pain.
Over the next 6 months, 80% of skin on his whole body healed. Ever since, his skin condition is in check.
Last year, I saw a sister in her forties with similar eczema condition. I asked if she would like me to pray for her. I asked her if God would heal her for even one day, would she accept ? She related that she suffered this condition only 13 years ago. She never had a day going without itch and inflammation on her whole body. Her hands were really bad.
All praise and thanks to God again for hearing my prayer. Her skin condition improved dramatically over the next 2 weeks. Her face was clear of inflammation and her hands improved so much.
But recently, I saw her again and her severe condition returned. I prayed for her again. (At the point of writing this testimony, I do not know of her present condition.)
Anyone who suffers severe eczema will understand that even regular vigorous treatment can only stabilize the condition but improvement is never so quick and drastic. We can be sure of the miraculous healing hand of God in these two instances.
All honor and glory to God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.