I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at age 8. I was told that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life. The medication helped some, but I still had symptoms of my thyroid being off. So, as I got older I would tell the doctors but they wouldn’t listen. They would say that it was within range, but my body told me otherwise. So, I started looking into it and found different medications, side-effects of the medications, and symptoms of it being off. I was not sure what to do, none of the options seemed to be the answer that I was looking for. So, I started to pray. I prayed one day and told the Lord, “God I know that this is not how you created me to be. Your Word says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Lord, I don’t know what to do with this. I know that you can heal. It is Your will to heal me. Just show me what to do.” Then truthfully I kind of forgot about it. Then, one Sunday morning I was in church just singing and praising God during the worship music. When God told me to pray. He said, “Pray for a release of strongholds, victory, peace, healing, and restoration.” He then told me to pray it for His church. So, I did. However, I was just thinking spiritual. I had no idea what was truly happening.
So, another two weeks or so went by, and then one night I was in my room sitting on my bed reading the Bible, praying, and just spending time with God when He spoke to me again. This time it seemed stern. He said, “Didn’t I tell you to pray for a release of strongholds, victory, peace, healing, and restoration?” I said yes, God. I did.” I was confused. He said, “I want to heal you. So, pray.” I felt such a spirit of conviction and love come over me. I had forgotten my prayer, but God had not! At the same time that this feeling came over me, He brought to my remembrance my prayer from awhile back. I just said, “God I am so sorry I have forgotten what I asked.” So, I prayed, “In the name of Jesus for a release of strongholds, victory, peace, healing and restoration in my mind, body, soul, and spirit, in Jesus’ name, Amen!” He said, “Now walk by faith.” For me I felt convicted to only trust and lean on God only and not my medication. So, I flushed it down the drain. I came back into my room and prayed. He said, “See it is not my will that you be this way. It is My will to heal that and make you whole! Do you trust me!” I said, “Lord just as the man who went to You to heal his son said, ‘I believe, but help my unbelief.’ because the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. My spirit says, ‘I know You can.’ But my flesh says, ‘but will You.’ Even my Faith is a gift from You, Lord. Increase my faith. You are my strength when I am weak.”
Some people worried and wanted me to get blood work done to test and make sure I was ok. I did not want to get tested from out of doubt and fear, but rather as a testimony. I prayed that when the time was right that God would show me. About a year or more later, I had gotten so use to not taking medication and I was feeling good that I almost forgot about it. It came up and I got it tested. I got my blood work back and read that I was in normal range and that there was “no need for medication!” I had proof of what God had done in my body and my life! I was and am healed!!! Praise God! I was so happy I screamed, and then called and shared the praise report! God is so good!
“Surely they may forget, but I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49:15
God is bigger than the problem!