Healing from Arthritis at conference

“Dr Cho spoke about healing and miracles for about 20 minutes. I was at the edge of my seat, encouraged by his deep relationship with God and amazed at how God works through him.

Once again, I felt the tension and soreness in my fingers (which were the most sore joints in my body) and wondered what ‘normal’ would be like again – to bend my fingers easily and be free from medication.

Minutes later, he asked those who wanted physical healing to stand and pray with him. I stood, silently apologetic for my lack of faith and perhaps even desire to be healed. After all, one gets used to living with a crutch and having a regular companion for pity parties.

He then listed illnesses that God was healing as he spoke. I held my breath, and assured my doubtful self that the speaker wouldn’t know what rheumatoid arthritis is and hence, wouldn’t name it. After all, it would be more important for God to heal cancer, kidney failure and life-threatening diseases. I am after all, a ‘normal looking’ sick person.

As I prayed, I remembered the speaker’s encouragement on the mustard seed of faith. God’s word says that even with a tiny mustard seed of faith, we can move mountains. We would not casually disregard a mighty oak tree, but may well discard a mustard seed because of our lack of faith.

‘Arthritis’. The word left his lips, the last on the list.

I gingerly bent my fingers. There was almost no tension; they were the most ‘normal’ they had ever been since the diagnosis. Praise God!