Your Faith Can Make You Whole


I remember being afraid to stand for long periods of time while growing up. If you grow up in a school system like mine, then this was almost impossible to avoid – morning assembly was at least an hour, that is, praying that the children behaved and followed directions given. We know that this rarely ever happened, not with 5-year-old students in the mix.

Now, you may ask, “Why the fear?” One reason – I would have episodes of loss of consciousness accompanied by seizures whenever I stood for lengthy periods. I would be standing one minute and the next find myself on the ground, the floor or lying on a bed, a bench or whatever was available at the time. The shame was profound.

I remember visiting several doctors, doing many tests to only hear, “We cant figure out why this is happening.” For several years I went from one doctor to the next who all told me the same thing. They said I had to be on medication for the rest of my life. Twice a day, every day, I took Phenobarbitone which didn’t totally keep the seizures at bay.

I couldn’t see myself continuing life this way, so on the morning of  my 12th birthday, I woke up, took the packet of tablets, laid it on my bed and spoke to God like he was sitting right there on the bed. I told Him, “I am not going to take another tablet. You said if I ask I will receive, I have been asking for many years , now I am ready to receive my healing.” I proceeded to the washroom where I flushed every tablet that was in that packet  into the toilet and walked out believing.

I went back to my room and starting thanking God for healing me. Each day nearing the time I usually took the medication I would just take some time to say Thank You Lord.

It is now almost 30 years since I took this step of faith. I have never had a seizure and never will again. In childlike faith I believed and was made whole. You too can be healed, only believe, not just confess, BELIEVE! Nothing is too big for my God.

About Rosie (1 Article)
A God-fearing wife of one man, mother of a wonderful daughter - God's best gift, a sister, a giver, a life-long learner, a real friend who is present in times of need. I believe my calling is to help persons transition through difficult and rocky times in their lives. I tried fighting it but I have given up the fight and I am now embracing it my gift. It feels so much easier.

9 Comments on Your Faith Can Make You Whole

  1. Kalley C // May 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm //

    What a powerful testimony! God is good all the time! Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Great personal testimony Rosa! I recall in my early childhood days, how I would witness this with my youngest brother. I did not quite understand at the time what was happening to him and I was literally afraid each time he would have the episodes.

    Sometimes they occurred while we were on our way walking to school and he would fall to the ground in a real ‘violent’ fit. But thank God as he grew older we noted a decrease in the frequency and today to the glory of God, he is completely healed.

    Thank you for sharing your story. Blessings! 🙂

    • Seizures can be so debilitating. It works negatively on ones psych and can make you so shy and uncertain, especially if you do not have a good support system. Thank God for praying parents.

  3. balmtomysoul // April 28, 2014 at 4:55 pm //

    Thank you for sharing your very personal and amazing story. That takes a lot of bravery!! Found you at SITS!

    • Thanks. It took a lot of courage, yes, but I am at the point where I am comfortable sharing my story. I hope that it will inspire someone to believe that it is his or her time for a miracle.

  4. Believe! Welcome Rosie and thanks for sharing such an amazing story. God is so good! I can’t wait to read more.

  5. Thank you Lord for your healing virtues which continually flow and is available to whomsoever will ask and believe. Good post Rosie!!! Welcome to EMB.

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