Stomach Ulcers & Spastic Colon Healed
This is an e-mail I received from a friend I had prayed with. When I read Sharon’s story I was overjoyed for her healing and humbled to tears by God’s incredible love. I met her in July on our vacation to Pennsylvania. I wrote about the trip in the post A Vacation With God The Healer
August 31, 2009
As long as I can remember I have had “stomach problems”. I can’t remember how long I have been on a lactose free, low-fat diet; close to 30 years. My problem increased during my marriage and intensified during my recent divorce. I was losing quite a lot of weight but I really didn’t think much about it since I thought it was a result of the separation and the subsequent divorce. I decided to go to the doctor after a male friend approached me & told me I had had lost too much weight. After testing, I found out I had stomach ulcers and my colon was in spasm – I would have to take medication the for the rest of my life.
I didn’t think to ask God to heal me – I figured it was just another “trial” that I had to deal with. I am also the person who prays for others before I pray for myself.
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of finally meeting my friend Denise’s husband Dave. It was at another friends house party. We were there for a few hours when Dave started a conversation with me. We talked about my eating habits – or what I wasn’t eating. After I had finished, Dave asked if he could pray for me. Denise, Dave & I prayed to God to heal my digestive problems.
I kept taking my medication – I was so conditioned to take it 1st thing in the morning before I had anything to eat.
During the month of July, a co-worker was out for 3 weeks on vacation. Things were very hectic at the time & I didn’t realize that I hadn’t taken my medication for 2 weeks. I realized that during that time frame I didn’t have to “run” to the bathroom after I ate like before I was on my meds; there was also no cramping after I ate. I had started to regain some weight and have actually eaten ice cream with no bloating or other side effects.
We all have gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to us – we have to be willing to to give ourselves completely to the Spirit so that he can utilize us to perform his will. I thank God that Dave gave himself to God and through the Spirit is able to heal through prayer.
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