Lyme Disease Healed
Mary,a lady in her mid 30’s, came for prayer because she had Lyme disease for 15 years. Every day she took a handful of pills to have some semblance of functioning normally. The disease was seriously affecting her organs. She was so physically impaired that she wore braces on her legs to be mobile. We prayed with her each time she came. When she left to go home, I encouraged her to continue coming; not to stop! I was so thankful that Mary was faithful and determined to go as often as possible. We prayed for her each time, believing with passionate, fervent faith “…that the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up; …” (James 5:15 AMP) And I continued encouraging her in the truth of God’s Word about healing.
Three months had gone by, and there was no evidence of her healing yet. (I want to make an important point here: sometimes you pray, and you don’t feel anything or see anything, but you need to be persevering and steadfast in praying.) Then on a Friday evening in June, Mary came again and participated in worship and listened intently to the teaching. Our ministry time followed next, and several people came forward, including Mary. We laid hands on her and prayed, believing that God desired to heal her. After her prayer time, she gathered her purse and bible and started to leave. As she went down the hallway toward the exit, she stopped at the water fountain to get a drink. The Lord spoke to her at that moment and said, “Mary, you are healed.” She suddenly became aware that all her pain was gone! She walked out to her car, took off her braces, and then RAN back into the prayer room. With great excitement and joy, she told us what the Lord said and how He healed her! Praise the Lord!
Some of the teachings I do are about getting healed and staying healed. Here is an essential truth for us through Mary’s experience. She asked the Lord why it took so long to get healed. The Lord said that her persistence in getting healed is the same thing she needed to do to stay healed!
“And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND BORE OUR SICKNESSES.” (Matthew 8:16-17)
 Her name was changed to protect her privacy.