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Does God Still Heal?

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Author Biography

    Chanel Abrams has been the Hair & Makeup Artist for CBN's Washington, D.C. News Bureau since 2019. She is a minister, wife and mother of three. She enjoys reading, singing and making a joyful noise to the Lord through laughing and making others laugh.

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It started with a sniffle and a headache. “It must be my allergies,” I thought. I began taking allergy medication, but there was no relief. “I must have a cold,” I reasoned to myself. So, I took cold medicine and still, no relief. Then one morning I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed. My energy was depleted. “Could it be that I have the coronavirus?” I wondered.

My husband and I both tested positive for COVID-19. We spent the next three weeks in our room, isolated from our children, who now had to fend for themselves. The enemy of my soul began to have a field day in my mind. Constant thoughts of abandonment and despair filled my head. My dreams were torturous, leaving me unable to get any rest.

After days of this cycle, my spirit went into action. I began to take authority over my thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5). I began to force myself to get out of bed and sit outside in the sun. I charged myself to walk around my room. At times, taking simple steps left me gasping for air.

One night I was barely able to breathe. I felt certain that my life was coming to an end. I prayed, “Should I go to the hospital?” I felt that God was directing me to stay at home. With that in mind, I began to tell the Lord that I didn’t want my life to end, but if it had to, I hoped that I had done everything that He wanted me to do. I asked Him to find my husband someone to be a wife and a mother for our children, and to comfort all those who would miss me.

A Scripture from Isaiah came to mind and I declared that “by His stripes I am healed”:

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 (KJV)

Then: He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NLT).

I petitioned the Lord for my healing. You see, this was not the first time I’d had been presented with an urgent need for healing, and I knew that if He had done it for me before, He could certainly do it again. I prayed fervently through the night. Gasping desperately for air, I cried out to the Lord. After praying, I remember experiencing a peace that I can’t explain.

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (NLT)

I drifted off to sleep. The next morning, I awoke feeling different. After weeks of having a fever over 101, I took my temperature and it was 98.7. God did it! I was healed. I immediately praised God for what He had done. The Scripture that came to me was from the Gospel of Mark:

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” Mark 5:34 (NLT)

Healing is real. God is still well able to do all things for you.

Questions to consider:

Do you have a need or situation that you feel is impossible for God to work with?

Would you accept His invitation to trust Him with all things, including the outcome?

Can God change your life?

God has made it possible for you to know Him and experience an amazing change in your own life. Discover how you can find peace with God. You can also send us your prayer requests.

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