But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
About two and a half weeks ago, I started having this pain in my lower back/left side area. At first I thought it was an injury I had sustain during my workout, so I didn't give it much thought. I continued to work out as usual. I noticed that it was becoming more difficult to workout each day because of the pain, but I kept pressing on. By that Thursday, as I began my workout regimen, I couldn't move. The pain was so severe that I couldn't move. I managed to get up off the floor and sit on my bed. After I sat there for a while, trying to regain my composure, I asked the Lord to have mercy and to show me what was causing this pain. I continued going about my day, but trying to be sensitive to any sudden movement. The interesting thing about this pain was that it would come and go. One minute I could move and wouldn't feel any pain, then the next minute, the pain would stop me from moving at all. I cried out, "Lord what is this?" And then I received my answer. I was instructed to look up the symptons of a kidney infection.
As a researched the symptons of a kidney infection, I discovered that I was experiencing some of the symptons stated. I then researched home remedies/herbal remedies that I could use to combat this infection that had somehow invaded my body. Needless to say, I started taking the recommended herbal remedies along with standing and believing in God's Word that by his stripes we are healed, and today I can honestly say that I feel so much better. I know that it is my faith in God and His Word that I can say that I am healed. I confessed throughout each day as the pain would be so severe. But I didn't care what it felt like, my spirit felt that I was heal, and my mouth continued to confess my healing in Jesus' name.
Anyone who truly knows me, knows that I am not a medicne taker. I only take it when it is absolutely necessary; such as after a surgery I have had. But as soon as I feel I can stand the pain (which usually happens after a few days), I will stop taking the medicine. I was just as determine not to take all these medicines that are usually prescribed. Especially if I can find a natural way to get the same results. Not to mention, I really felt that God was speaking to me during this time. It was like He was saying, "this is your time to know me better than you have." I couldn't miss my opportunity to have a deeper relationship with God. He has been with me every step of the way. Holding me, comforting me, and reminding me of his goodness. One of the most important things He told me was that "this affliction was necessary." And I accept and believe that, because from the moment this affliction started, up until now, my relationship with God is much stronger and closer than it was before. He has taken me to another level in Him, and I am truly grateful.
During this time, only about three people knew what I was going through. I was determine that I wasn't going to let people know that I was in pain. One reason is because I didn't want people feeding me negative information, or trying to instill fear into my spirit. The few people that I did tell are faith filled people who know the Lord as a healer. So I didn't have to worry about their comments. Each time someone would ask me if I was okay, I would say, "yes, I'm fine." And they would insist on asking me if I was sure, and I would reply the same way. One lady said, "girl you can barely move." And my response was still the same. I was holding God to His Word and I was waiting for it to come to pass; regardless to how I felt. And ladies and gentlemen, IT HAS COME TO PASS! THANK YOU JESUS!!
Hopefully my testimony will encourage you to put your faith in God and trust Him to do just what He said. IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2:17