The Power of Faith


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Have you ever experienced life with great anxiety and all your hope in life it seems to fade away? Sometimes you dream big ahead of you figuring out that you want to attain for living in this world. Then suddenly the world has thrown at you a big messed an incurable diseases that only faith can cure the agony inside you.

This story is from a young man named Jeff. He asks me to write about his life because he knew that many people are suffering the same challenges in life concerning health issues and hoping that can edify anybody especially so when FAITH is the only solution to cure the situation.

Jeff is the eldest of three siblings, and as a young and healthy kid, he enjoys playing soccer and also his dream one day to become professional to that field. Henceforth, at age fifteen things began changing rapidly, particularly with his health, got diagnosed with the inoperable blood disease, heart and paralysed afflictions. These led him to a bedridden person. His mother became devastated with the position of his suffering because all the four medical Doctors who have diagnosed him had given up on him, telling her that nothing more they could do for Jeff.

Two years long of suffering.

The mother of Jeff did everything that she can to help by asking elders preachers to come to their house to comfort in giving him advice. But Jeff didn’t find it that good idea because none of the guests lifted his desire to get well; instead, he heard them saying that he will soon be dead. From then on, he told his mother to stop welcoming people that will only frustrate him even more except his best friend, Adrian.

One Saturday afternoon, Adrian visited Jeff after the soccer match; he was in distress seeing the situation of his great friend. It breaks his heart, and he couldn’t think of anything to give except the Bible. They both love attending any Christian church, and their goal of listening is to be with God. However, the first visit of Adrian lasted for three hours of conversation and leaving Jeff with the words, “you will live and not die”, just read the Bible and remember the promises of Jesus Christ, keep your faith, look upon Jesus; in which he did.

Meanwhile, the distance relatives waited for an opportunity to go for a visit for Jeff. However, their family visit causes him to lament, and he couldn’t believe in his ears – hearing near to death; is not the kind of words he wanted to hear from relatives; hence, he didn’t harbour iniquity in his heart. Moreso, he agreed with the mother if possible that nobody can come inside his room without permission.

A year has have passed Jeff condition still unstable, and he became pale and skinny until such time he could no longer move his body. His mother bath and fed him like a newly born baby. The mother was strong as him in faith believing that one day he will be healed.

On the other hand, Jeff continued to read the Bible and develop strong spiritual faith and relationship unto God. And he keeps on talking, meditating and confessing the word of God, saying; I believe I receive healing for my incurable blood disease, my paralytic, and heart problem, from the top of my head down to the sole of my feet. And kept saying and praising praying every night; prayed all whole night long spending praising God. And several nights nearly all night long. The scriptures that he mediates and confesses every time.

Mark 11:23-24 NKJV – 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Ten days before his seventeen birthday, Jeff continues praising and praying to God, suddenly felt the heat inside his body and feeling no pain, and then he made an effort to stand up. He stood on his bed jumping and walking around his room shouting the word few times, ” I’m healed “! Then knelt with his face on the ground hands on his head weeping and thanking the Lord for his healing. The following morning he asks his mother to bring his clothes to take a bath and said that he would join them to have breakfast. The mother was puzzled because he still laying on the bed, he said; God healed my afflictions, mom. The mother overjoyed and could not talk back, except for thanking God. On the third day, his mother brought him to the hospital to let him a check-up. She has brought with her the previous Doctors report. Doctors confirmed that Jeff is indeed free from his diseases.

Lastly, to this day, Jeff is nineteen years old helping young children, to believe the power of prayer and put their faith to God alone.

Thank you for reading.

© 2020 Leonie M.

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