This has nothing to do with favourite love songs, but when something wonderful happens, it feels only right to share it with others in case they are struggling with the same thing.
It is a
terrible thing to hear the doctor say that you have cancer.
wanted me to go to a far away city to have the top part of my ear cut off. I
didn’t want to do that. I wanted God to heal me. I had this problem for a
couple of years, but couldn’t seem to get healed. I prayed and prayed, but
nothing worked. I prayed for other people too, in the hope that I could get
healed. Still, nothing helped.
doctor sent me to a specialist. He also said I had cancer, and wanted me to go
to the far away city for radiation and chemotherapy. I didn’t want to do that
either. Then our doctor called in another doctor, and he too said I had cancer,
and wanted the top of my ear cut off in the far away city hospital. I didn’t
feel like having part of my ear cut off. I would look like a real dork!
doctor first checked me she also felt under my ears to see if it had gone into
my lymph glands. I had read a book by Esther Williams some years earlier about
how her husband had a problem that went into his lymph glands, and he died
about two weeks later. So it could be serious. Still, I wanted God to heal me.
earlier, I had a comb with a metal clip on it so that it would be able to clip
on my top pocket. I don’t know where I got the comb, but one time when I combed
my ear it must have cut my skin. The cut didn’t seem to heal up. I used to love
going to the swimming pool, but I saw a sign saying that you are not allowed in
the pool if you have an open sore. So I had to quit going to the pool. That was
very disappointing, as I loved diving off the spring board and cooling off in
problem went on for a number of years. I didn’t know what to do about my
problem, but kept hoping God would heal me. I have had a few healings before,
so I knew God could heal me, if He wanted to. When I was young, I had a cracked
spine, and I got healed. Then I had eczema in my feet, and got healed of that
big problem too. My cracked spine got healed six years after the car accident by
claiming that “With the stripes of Jesus I am healed.” Instantly the pain left
my spine. When I had the eczema problem I kept making the same claim, but it
didn’t work. After six months, I made a promise to pray for the sick in my
meetings, and then I got healed on the very first night that I prayed for the
sick people. I tried both these things on my cancer, but still, I couldn’t get
morning in church, the lady leading the song service said something like this:
“Instead of praying for healing all the time, let’s just thank the Lord for
healing.” The Holy Spirit seemed to take those words and burn them on my heart.
When I got home, I went to the Bible Gateway program on my computer and typed
in the word “thank” in the King James Version of the Bible, to find all the verses
on the subject. I think I found 132 verses about giving thanks. One verse in
particular, seemed to stand out to me: “Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5,
I have to
use tricks to help me memorize the verse: Giving thanks always = GTA = Greater
Toronto Area. So I think of it as ‘Toronto FAT’ to help me to remember. When I
count on my fingers, E is the fifth letter in the alphabet, which reminds me of
Ephesians chapter five, and I have twenty finger and toes, to remind me of the
verse twenty. So I will never forget where it is found! It felt like the Holy
Spirit kept working on me with the words “ALL THINGS.” Now that I am old, I keep
looking back over my life, with so much regret over all the mistakes I have made,
and all the things that have gone wrong in my life. The idea of giving thanks
for ‘ALL THINGS’ seemed crazy! What about all the bad things? All the bad
things that have happened to me, all the times people have been so bad to me,
and tried to kill me and hurt me, and so forth? So I had a problem with this
idea of giving thanks for all the bad things. I had no problem with giving
thanks for all the good things! Lots of good things have happened to me too! I
struggled with this. It just wasn’t logical to thank God for all the bad
‘forgiving’ can be a problem. I have tried so many times to overcome this
problem by praying and forgiving all the people that have been horrible to me.
Sometimes sins and weaknesses can be a problem too. I have been down that road
so many times, and asked the Lord to forgive me. Still, I wasn’t healed.
We have a
park near where we live, and I love going for a walk to the park. I take it as
a ‘prayer walk.’ I talk to the Lord all the way there and back. If there is no
one around, I love to just swing on the swing for a few minutes. It takes me
back to my childhood, and makes me happy. One day, after my swing, I got to
thinking about saying a prayer of thanks. I got to thinking, it is not like
gambling – I won’t lose any money! So, as I walked through the parking lot, I
said a little prayer, and thanked God for ALL the things that had happened in
my life! Boom! Something happened in the spirit realm! I could feel that
something had happened! When we were kids we used to sing a chorus that went
something like this: ‘Jesus took my burdens, and He rolled them in the sea,
rolled them in the sea, rolled them in the sea, and now I am so happy, as happy
as can be, For Jesus took my burdens, and He rolled, and He rolled, and He
rolled, and He rolled, and He rolled them in the sea.’ That is what it felt
like in my spirit. It was as if I had a big sack of burdens had rolled off my
back! I remember seeing a Pilgrim’s Progress book once, with a picture of
Pilgrim with a big sack on his back that rolled off.
moment on, my ear started healing up. After about two weeks, my ear was healed.
My skin had grown over the place where the sore was. Every night when I lie in
bed, I raise my hands and thank my Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
for healing my ear. I am so grateful to God.
It is so
wonderful to be healed. There are so many sicknesses and diseases in the world,
and I don’t know the answers to all the problems, but from my experiences, I
think the answer is to ask God what you must do to get healed. Many times in
the Bible, people had to do things to get healed. For example, Naaman had to
dip in the River Jordan seven times to get healed of his leprosy. Jesus told a man to stretch out his hand, and
he got healed. Jesus put mud on a guy’s eyes and told him to wash his eyes, and
he was healed of his blindness. There are many such stories in the Bible.
Since my ear
got healed I have had other problems, and each time there was a different
solution. So I will share with you some of these others problems that I have
had, and maybe it can give you ideas of how you can get healed.
One day I
had a terrible toothache in the top right hand side on my jaw. I prayed, and
the pain went away! It was so simple, that I took it for granted. A few months
later I had a toothache in the bottom right side of my jaw. I prayed, but the
pain didn’t go away. The pain was so terrible, and wouldn’t go away, that I started
taking pain tablets. When I took the pain tablets, it would take about an hour
and a quarter before the pain would subside. One day my wife saw me popping the
pills into my mouth, and warned me it could damage my stomach and kidneys. That
scared me, so I stopped taking the pills. Afterwards, I was driving to the
supermarket to get groceries, and a chorus popped into my head that I had heard
many years before. It went something like this: ‘And the blood will never lose
it’s power, no never, no never. Jesus’ blood avails for me forever, it will
never lose it’s power.’ So I sang it over and over again.
That night we were having family time, and the tooth pain started again. So I sang the chorus, and after a few minutes, the pain went away. That night when I went to bed, the pain came back, so I sang the chorus again, and in a few minutes the pain went away. Every time the pain started, I would sing a whole lot of songs about the blood of Jesus, and the pain would go away. The blood of Jesus is more effective than the extra strength pain tablets, and it works much faster! Glory to God!
One day, I
got off my computer chair, and it felt like my right leg popped out of my hip.
I could hardly walk. I spent the rest of the day lying down. The next morning,
I still had the problem. I kept praying for the Lord to help me and show me
what I must do to get healed. I felt I needed to sing a bit. I took my guitar
and hobbled down to the basement. I was struggling to stand up, but I felt I
must sing and praise the Lord. A song came to my mind about the blood of Jesus
that I had written many years before. It was a communion type song, and it started
like this: ‘I remember You, as I take this piece of bread, I remember how Your
body, was broken in my stead, I remember how, they placed a crown of thorns on
Your head, and that spear went through your side, and your precious blood you
remember all the words, but I felt in my spirit, that I must put the song on
the YouTube. So I hobbled back upstairs to my room, found the tape that I had
recorded many years earlier, and transferred it onto my computer. I took a few
hours of putting together pictures for the video, but eventually it was on
YouTube. When I stood up from the computer chair, I was healed! Hallelujah.
What a relief! Glory to God! I am so grateful for all the times that the Lord
has healed me.
Beloved, I hope these stories have helped you a bit to get some ideas about how you could possibly get healed. There is only one healer, and that is the Lord. In the Bible it says: ‘I am the LORD that heals you.’ Beloved, please read the Bible, and draw close to the Lord, and I am sure the Lord will show you how you too can receive your healing. In heaven there is no sickness, and no pain. Pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. God bless.
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