Jesus healed me!

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5

Below is my original blog post regarding how Jesus healed me completely of a genetic disease that has afflicted me from birth. It had made me crippled and in pain for much of my adult life.

In addition to healing me from that, about two months later, the Lord healed me from intense allergies to gluten and nuts. He doesn’t do anything halfway – HALLELUJAH!

This is a rather disjointed testimony and doesn’t include the story of the latter healing (it’s referenced in this post about Healing, Allergies and Soul Ties). I’m posting it all here for now, and doing a major re-write so that the world knows what God has done for me!

If you are ill or in pain and you know Jesus, take heart: You do not walk alone. He may not answer your prayer for healing today, but trust that He hears you and that He will answer. We must walk by faith and not by sight. Remember that the children of Israel prayed for Messiah to come for many years, but the Bible says that “in the fullness of time, Jesus came. (Gal. 4:4)” God answers all prayers in that way: in the fullness of time.

Dancing for Jesus
God is doing a work in me ~

it’s like nothing I ever expected, could have asked, or imagined.

Most folks know that I have (had? heh) a genetic joint condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It causes, among other things, joint subluxations and dislocations, along with hypermobility. I’ve had to wear splints on my fingers for some time (they’re pretty – look like silver rings) because without them, my fingers would bend backwards and to either side. (The hand therapist nearly cried when she felt of my hands, they dislocated so easily at every joint). I had a hard time typing w/o them, punching buttons on the microwave, things like that. The splints served as sort of an exoskeleton for my fingers to keep them from bending too far or even dislocating.

I also was in a wheelchair for a season. At first, I thought that getting the chair would be a good thing as I’d been in considerable pain and had been dragging myself around on a cane. The doc said my hips were degenerating (another facet of EDS is arthritis and early osteoporosis). So the chair gave me mobility but it also took away my independence. I couldn’t simply take off to the store any more, someone had to help me load and unload it from the car. We toyed with outfitting the van we’d bought to carry the chair with a lift, but that’s pretty expensive.

One day, I read in my Bible, in John 11, “21 Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.””

I’m not sure why I equated that passage with healing in that moment, but I began from that day to cry out to God earnestly to heal me. No more “well, I know that when I get to heaven…” I wanted to be able to live my life, pain free, in the here and now, not limited by physical handicap, and I sought Him. Back around Thanksgiving of last year, I felt that I’d had a breakthrough (and everyone around me did, too – people at church and in the neighborhood said, “What’s happened to you?” Well, I started walking. At first it was dragging myself around on the cane, then hobbling, then walking w/the cane just for balance with the occasional relapse. Which is where I’ve been until this weekend.

Now, around the time this all started, God whispered to my heart, “You’re going to dance for Me.”

I’ve never been able to dance and have always wanted to … so the double promise was staggering. At first I was tempted to think, “well… yeah. Right.” But one night a woman at Calvary (our old church) that I’d never seen before or since came up to me and said that she’d had a vision of me dancing joyously before the Lord, and God had confirmed to her that it would be on this side of heaven. Talk about tears flowing!! I clung to that promised and prayed for Him to complete the good work He’d begun in me.

Months passed. Incrementally, I’ve gotten better and better each week – but it’s been a “two steps forward one back” process… and sometimes a three or four steps back and start again sort of thing. But I’ve gotten to the point where my morphine level’s are way down, most days I can function really well, and I’m enjoying a relatively *good* existence.

God wasn’t satisfied with that, I guess. icon_mrgreen

Friday morning I was up early, went outside and prayed, came in and made myself some coffee, and sat down at the computer. Only a few minutes later my hands started to HURT SO BAD that I had to tear the splints off! The pain felt like when nerves heal – that electical-shooting-ZING! It lasted for about an hour at that intensity and has been slowly subsiding since. I still get “shocks” now and then but not so bad. I’m surprised I didn’t tear off my skin getting those splints off as they fit quite snugly!!

So I’m sitting there in pain, and holding my hands, massaging my fingers because they HURT – and I realize that they’re not bendy. AT ALL. Won’t bend backwards, won’t bend sideways, and the “forward” motion into a fist is normal and not overextended the way it had been. My eyes got real big at that point but my hands hurt too bad to process much of anything!

Over the day, as the pain went down, I started to check them out more – and sure enough, I’ve got normal range of motion in my hands. icon_eek confused icon_mrgreen

Other times I’ve taken the splints off, I’ve had to be very careful because they’re so used to being splinted, there’s no muscle tone or anything, and bones pop right out of joint. But now – it’s no more bendy than Ken’s fingers (we checked!)

I even went and worked over @ the church on Saturday, using my hands for all sorts of things, unsplinted.

So … Sunday rolled around. First Sunday am @ our new church, and it’s homecoming. Had an excellent preacher, had lunch on the grounds, and then we had singing. Now, my church has a Latino church that uses the facilities Sun afternoons, and so they came for lunch too, and joined us to all sing together and worship the Lord. It was awesome Smiley We had an interpreter for the spoken parts, but once the singing started – we all just sang and worshiped. Have you ever heard the phrase, “The Holy Spirit fell…” Well, the Spirit fell in that place – we didn’t get home from morning church until after 6pm.

Here’s the best part: about the 5th song into the set that the Latino church was doing – an exuberant fast-and-faster sort of hand-clapping song – all of a sudden I felt like my body just had to MOVE. And I was dancing for the Lord.

Words just cannot express the emotion I have as I type those words …. “I was dancing” …. to see that promise fulfilled is –

I’m just overcome by the goodness of God. Literally completely swept-off-my-feet overcome.

We came home last night, slept like babies all night long, woke up this morning feeling so great I took Lucy for a walk (I never take Lucy for a walk – she pulls and it hurts. But this morning she pulled and it didn’t hurt icon_mrgreen Praise the Lord!)

Last Friday night (the Friday before the Sunday, so to speak) we were at a Missions Conference at Calvary. The speaker, Greg Johns, talked about time and how “in the fullness of time” is God’s way of doing things. Sometimes, certain things, people, places, and events need to come first, in order for a thing to take place. I’m guessing that’s what happened? I think back to all of those trips to the altar to have the elders pray for me, at Calvary – asking and asking in faith. God heard every time! All the times that I was huddled in pain, praying – He heard, He knew, and indeed He was there comforting me in it. But it wasn’t the “fullness of time” for healing me yet; there must have still been things to accomplish. There may yet be things He needs to work out with this but, akin to the blind man in John 9 who once said “I was blind but now I see” – I can say, “I once had bendy fingers that popped right out of joint and now they won’t, even with some force applied. I once was in too much pain to walk, but now I am walking without pain. I’ve never been able to dance my whole life – and pain has prevented me from even trying – but I DANCED FOR THE LORD YESTERDAY.”

God is awesome beyond our wildest imagination and WORTHY to be praised!



The following Tuesday I took the handicap tag from my car. When I did, it disintigrated into bits. I took that as a sign.

The next day, I went to see my orthopedic doctors. About six weeks ago, I hurt my right wrist and was scheduled to see Dr. Li, a surgeon, to see if scoping my wrist might help. The pain in the wrist had gone away at the same time as everything else. At first I was simply going to cancel the appointment, but then I thought – nah! I want to see what the doctor thinks of all of this!

First, I went and checked in. Saw Rosemarie, one of my favorite people there :) She said, “Kathi, you’re glowing!” That’s what everyone says. It’s the power of God and my joy. :) I danced in the lobby of Comp Rehab at Baptist Hospital. How about that? hehehehehehe… She cried, she was so happy for me.

Dr. Li examined my wrist first and pronounced it not only “fine” but “remarkably stable” (no one’s ever said that of me before :::grins:::) He looked at the other and said the same. He even tried to hyperextend the joint – couldn’t do it.

I asked, “Since I’m here, would you give an unbiased opinion on my fingers?” I told him the reason Dr. Koman had put me in the splints, and told him about the nerve pain and that I’d had to take the splints off, and that they seemed to be fine now. He said that my fingers were somewhat flexible at the hand but certainly not beyond normal range, and that at the other joints they were perfectly normal. And stable. They couldn’t be dislocated.

I just grinned.

Then I went dancing off to my regular hand doctor’s. I wasn’t scheduled to see them, but a form had been sent to me for my daughter’s school by their dictation department, and they’d forgotten to get the doctor to sign it first. So I went in to see if she could sign it, and when Susan saw me, she said, “Kathi, you’re glowing! What’s up?” So I began to tell her my story, and her eyes got bigger and bigger. She looked at my fingers and pronounced them “medically impossible – but WOW!” Then I told her how I was walking around and had removed the handicap tag from my car and how I had danced in church. She asked me to add her to my prayer list. You bet!

It’s really odd – I was SO hypermobile before. Could “beyond” touch my toes. Now I can barely reach them. Could reach one hand over my shoulders and the other behind my back and clasp them – now I can barely touch them. Could touch my thumb to my wrist, now it doesn’t touch. Could lay my hands flat on the wall, now it hurts to try. My husband says that it’s like I’ve become normal.

Me! Normal, by the grace of God! Hallelujah!

57 thoughts on “Jesus healed me!

  1. How to Be Born Again Saved Through Jesus Christ: to receive Spiritual Healing from your sins to inherit eternal life forever:

    1) Read, Hear and Obey into your heart the Gospel – Good News (see below); which proclaims for you to do in steps 2-4.
    2) Repent = Turn away from sin, die to sin; turn to God, pray and confess your sins to Jesus asking for forgiveness = is the death of Jesus Christ.
    3) Water Baptism = Buried by Baptism in Jesus, water Baptism (by full immersion) in the name (single name, not names) of the Father (Jesus), and of the Son (Jesus), and of the Holy Ghost (Jesus); be Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (forgiveness) of your sins, wash away your sins by the blood of Jesus and by the Word of God = is the burial of Jesus Christ.
    4) Baptism of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) = Pray and ask God to receive the Holy Ghost in his name Jesus; when you are filled with the Holy Ghost you will begin to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gives you utterance (to speak forth) and magnify God = is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


    (1Co 15:3) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

    (1Co 15:4) And that Jesus was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    (Col 1:14) In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

    (Joh 3:15) That whosoever believeth in Jesus should not perish, but have eternal life.

    (Act 4:10) Be it known unto you …that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom was crucified, whom God raised from the dead…

    (Act 4:11) This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

    (Act 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    (Joh 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father (God), but by me.

    (Joh 3:5) Jesus answered, truely, truely, I say unto you, Except a person be born of water (Water Baptism, fully under) and of the Spirit (Baptism of the Holy Ghost), you cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    (Act 2:38) …Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (forgiveness) of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    (Act 2:39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

    (Act 10:43) To him (Jesus) give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

    (Act 10:44) While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

    (Act 10:45) And they of the circumcision (Jews) which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles (non-Jews) also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    (Act 10:46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

    (Act 10:47) Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

    (Act 10:48) And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus…

    (Act 22:16) And now why wait you? arise, and be (water) baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord Jesus.

    (Act 2:21) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord Jesus shall be saved.

    (Rom 2:4) Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth you to repentance?

    (Eph 1:13) In whom (Jesus) you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit (Ghost) of promise,…

    (1Jn 2:25) And this is the promise that he (Jesus) hath promised us, even eternal life.

    After being Born of the Water (Water Baptism in the NAME OF JESUS) and Born of the Spirit (Baptism of the HOLY GHOST speaking in OTHER TONGUES AND MAGNIFYING GOD)

    (Rom 6:2) God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

    (Rom 6:3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

    (Rom 6:4) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    (Rom 6:5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

    (Rom 6:6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

    (Rom 6:7) For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    (Rom 6:8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

    (Rom 6:9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

    (Rom 6:10) For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

    (Rom 6:11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    (1Pe 3:21) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

    (1Co 6:9) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

    (1Co 6:10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    (1Co 6:11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    (2Co 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    (Col 2:6) As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

    (Col 2:7) Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

    (Col 2:8) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

    (Col 2:9) For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

    (Col 2:10) And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

    (Col 2:11) In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

    (Col 2:12) Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    (Col 2:13) And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

    (Col 2:14) Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    (Col 2:15) And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

    Things You’ll Need:

    *A Bible, the Word of God.
    *Faith-believe in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of GOD, as your Saviour and LORD.
    *Prayer: Pray to Jesus for to confess and to forgive you your sins.
    *Obey God’s Word: Repent and be baptized in the name Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
    *A Church Apostolic Oneness Pentecostal. Apostolic means the Apostles’ Doctrine, Gospel of Christ: Jesus Christ the foundation, the chief cornerstone through whom his church is built and to believe in him and his name. Oneness means the LORD GOD is one LORD, that Jesus is GOD the Father our Creator who took on flesh and came as the Son of GOD, the Christ (the Messiah); and he is the Holy Ghost to dwell in us to receive the promise of eternal life. Pentecostal means the day of Pentecost when GOD began to pour out his Holy Ghost (Spirit) to begin his church. Acts chapter 2 in the Bible.
    *A Holy Ghost filled minister of GOD to baptise you.
    *Asking God Jesus to receive his HOLY GHOST.
    *Worship-Praise and thank God Jesus for his salvation for you that Christ died, and was buried, and rose the third day.

  2. Thank you for your testimony. I have ehlers danlos and have been in pain for many years now. I know there is a “fullness of time” moment coming my way. God bless you as you continue to walk in faith.

  3. Am healed!
    Jesus healed me from clonic uti and fungs.
    For many years i suffered but today i saw the Lord.
    Put your trust to Jesus, he is faithfull

  4. Kathy I am inspired by your healing. I need your prayers Kathy and everyone in this forum. I have been struggling with schizophrenia since 2010. It affected my perception of reality that I couldn’t apply to renew my visa. I have also had travelling and shooting pains since 2003 which is troubling now. I also have difficulty breathing and have seen doctors for it but nothing. I’m worried. All of these for just me. I have been praying and I believe God will do it for me. I desperately need your prayers so I can testify.
    God has also given me a scholarship to go for my research and I need to apply for a visa to the UK. Please pray for me that my overstaying at the time of my schizophrenia will not stand in the way. That God Almighty who works in mysterious ways will make get a visa. God bless you

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