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At the age of 14, I began having unexplained pain in my body. Symptoms that began to follow included bloody noses, fatigue, migraines, muscle spasms, restless nights, etc. Upon going through this for several weeks, my parents decided it was time to take me to the doctor.
We were able to get an appointment within a couple days and I went through a complete physical with blood tests and all. The doctor said he would follow up with the results within a week.
Several days pass and my parents get a call advising them to bring me in for a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. At that visit, the doctor revealed the results of my blood tests:
“The blood tests came back borderline Lupus”
He then continued to go on and say: “This is nothing to be alarmed about. We will just have to keep an eye on it. Get some rest and come see me in 3 months.”
Three months came and I went back to the doctor. The blood test results came back the same. According to the doctor, many African American teens go through this and eventually grow out of it. His advice, follow up with him in a year.
I thought to myself: “A year? Really? But I’m hurting now Mr. Doctor!”
Trusting the advice from the doctor, I go on about my life as usual. As the year went on, I learned how to live and function with the pain. Yet, Mr. Doctor said I would grow out of it, right?
Fast forward 8 years
I am now 22 years old. Symptoms continued to get worse and new symptoms had emerged. In addition to my previous symptoms, I am now experiencing chest pain, I can not put any pressure on my left leg because of sharp pain and numbness, I walk around like a zombie because I am not resting when I sleep. I am having unexplained fevers, and my toes and fingers are pale and blue. I’m just feeling ill!
By this time, I am fed up and I look for a new doctor.
I scheduled to see a rheumatologist and all of my blood tests are extremely abnormal and my lymph nodes are swollen.
However, the rheumatologist could not make a conclusive diagnosis. The only conclusion he could make was that I had some type of auto-immune disease that “mimicked” Lupus.
He prescribed 6 different medications and/or supplements for me to take 2 to 3 times a day. I also had to go in for checkups once, sometimes twice a month for blood tests.
Fast forward another 3 years. I am now 25 years old. I’ve been going through this for 11 years! I’m at the point to where I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!
Needless to say, I was miserable.
I am a Christian. I grew up in church and I believed that Jesus was a Healer.
But I didn’t believe that God could heal me.
I believed more in the doctor’s word instead of God’s Word.
Matthew 13:58 explains how Jesus could not do mighty works in his home town because of the people’s unbelief. That certainly was me. I believed Jesus healed the sick, but for some reason, I had a hard time believing that it could happen to me.
With the help of an amazing woman, Cheryl Salem, I decided that I needed to change my thinking and have faith to believe that Jesus died for my healing too.
I declared that my healing was already done 2000 years ago. I started to confess my healing and I read scripture of healing every day.
Every time I saw or spoke to Cheryl, rather than calling me Kimberly, she would call me Miss Healed! She prayed over me during a singing rehearsal for a conference and I felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit like I never Have before come over my body.
I believed with all my heart and I just knew I was healed!
The next day, during my prayer time with God, I read about the woman with the issue of blood. She suffered for 12 years, yet she was determined to be healed.
At that moment, I realized that it was the woman’s faith that healed her. All she needed to do was believe.
I immediately repented for my unbelief and asked God to restore my faith. That same day, I decided that I would stop taking all of my medications.
BY NO MEANS DO I RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE!!!
It was a personal choice that I decided to take to step out in faith. I am not justifying it as the right choice, but it was MY choice. I knew that I was healed so I didn’t feel the need to continue taking medication.
Did I continue to feel ill? Yes.
Did I stop believing that I was healed? No!
I stood on the Word of God and agreed with His truth and within a few months, I was pain and symptom-free!
I returned to the doctor and all of my blood tests were now COMPLETELY normal with no signs of an auto-immune disease!
Although the manifestation of my healing did not happen immediately, it still happened!
Today, I am 33 years old and I have been completely healed now for 8 years!
My blood tests continue to remain normal, with ZERO signs of any auto-immune disease! I have not experienced ANY of the previous symptoms since then.
Jesus is a healer! If He did it for me, I believe that He can do the same for you! I am a living testimony of what faith can do.
If you trust and believe in your heart and remain steadfast in your faith, God will show Himself strong every time!