I taught a class on healing last week and made myself sick. My arm swelled and felt numb. Severe pain from the pressure of accumulated lymph gripped me.
I wondered if speaking my diagnosis and pathology report out loud, led to the great contagion, fear. Fear set in as I answered questions about dying; who does and who doesn’t.
“How do you know you are really well?”
And the computer screen showing that I had less than a 25% chance to live two years came screaming into my visual field.
None of us know if we are “really well,” but words in the Bible remind us over and again that it is by peace and calm that we will know him.
When I finished that lecture, I was not calm.
Immediately, I asked two prayers to speak words of healing and suddenly, the throbbing eased and the pressure diminished. My pain went from an 8 to a 2/10.
Here is my hypothesis: saying the diagnosis and pathology was scary and my body reacted with fear. The fear created the stiffness, swelling and pain. Prayer made it go away. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
That’s my theory and I’m sticking with it.