I’d had a car accident and been off work for three months.
I had been suffering quite a bit of hip pain and then it aggravated an old injury in my back which had been hanging around for a few years.
The pain was quite bad and the week before I was due back at work I came to The Well for prayer.
In my appointment, they prayed first about the car accident and I hadn’t realised how scared I still felt about it. I confessed to this fear and then stood up straight for the first time in months and had a feeling of total freedom and joy!
Then they prayed about my lower back and I felt something shift a bit.
In the car going home I told my friend my back was fine. It was really exciting but I still felt a bit unsure whether it really was fixed and wondered why God had bothered healing me when He had so much to do.
When I got home I phoned a friend who has arthritis to tell her what happened as she was someone who knows what it means to even get half a day without pain.
I woke up the following morning and it was bad again but then I remembered Anne had said about the need to keep praying.
Over the next few days the pain came back a few times – only as niggles and not so bad as it was – but I would pray in the knowledge that God had absolutely healed me and it would go again.
It’s been really good to go back to work. I have gone back on a graded return but it’s been fine.
I’ve been looking in the Bible more and more and I feel I should be praying more for other people.
At Streams in the Desert we were praying for people with pain in their shoulders. I joined in praying for the woman in front of me. The lady had fibromyalgia but said her pain in shoulder and arm had gone completely after the third time we prayed.
I can see now how important it is to have the faith to keep praying. I’m still getting some pain every now and again but when I pray in faith it goes again.
I continually thank God for his grace!