This story is long, but I believe every bit of it is worth sharing because it’s a wonderful testimony of how awesome God is. I pray people will read it and be encouraged by it. What God did for me, He can do for anybody—if only more people would believe it and pray with such faith. I want the world to know how great He is. Ever since I opened my heart to Him and gave Him my life, incredible miracles like in this story have taken place. I hope it blesses someone.
This past Thursday, I was scheduled for an out-patient surgery. A while back (I’ve shared about it in an ealier post), I was diagnosed with a heart condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Lately, I have been having a reoccurring problem so I was scheduled to have an SVT Ablation to correct the problem (second time in seven years). In layman’s terms, the cardiologist punctures a hole in the groin to enter veins that lead into the heart with a catheter. He is looking to cauterize abnormal extra nerves that cause the heart to beat rapidly. That’s a short version and the easiest and best way I know to describe it.
I am so amazed at how God moved this time, He started the moment I arrived at the hospital. A medical assistant greeted me and took me inside to a nurse “Cathy” who started to prep me for the surgery room. I honestly was dreading going through this procedure once again because it was such a horrible experience the first time around. What I didn’t think about at first was that I didn’t have God in my life back then. I didn’t know Him. I didn’t pray to Him, I didn’t thank Him for getting me through it. I was so lost, depressed, alone, an alcoholic, suicidal, and filled with fear. I am so grateful to God for changing all of that—I am so not who I used to be!
Cathy was so kind. I saw something special about her, but I wasn’t sure what it was until I started speaking with her. It turned out that she had Jesus shining brightly through her, it didn’t take me long to figure that out. She took such good care of me. She kept bringing me warm blankets because she knew I was so cold. She knew I’d rather be somewhere else. Every single time I have had to be in the hospital and have needed an IV, it never failed that I would become a human pin cushion. I have veins that roll and it is always so painful. I would end up with many painful bruises from failed attempts. It never mattered when I told them that they would have a hard time. But, this time was different. Cathy thanked me for the “heads up” and placed a warm blanket on my arm. And, like it was nothing, she immediately found a good vein and the only pain I felt was the initial pinch. That was amazing! That never happened before, and I was so thankful!
I had asked Cathy about the recovery time from the procedure. I told her that all I cared about is that I don’t miss church on Sunday because I sing with the praise team and choir. She responded with: “Oh, you won’t miss church. In fact I highly suggest that you don’t miss it!” I loved hearing that! That just opened doors for both of us to open our hearts and share. It was like we were close friends already. She asked what church I attended, I told her all about my wonderful new church (Hope Center of Christ) and how we came about. She was familiar with our pastor and had heard about our church and as we were speaking, she said she was getting the “Holy goose bumps.” She was so happy to hear all that the Lord is doing. That was such a special moment for me. The more we spoke about how great God is, our eyes kept tearing up. I have been in the hospital more than I have ever wanted to be and I have never experienced that with anyone before. Cathy told me that every person in that room was a believer—many born again Christians. They all blessed me so much that morning. There was so much love in that room. I felt like I was with my own church family. I immediately felt that God’s hand was in that. I believe that being surrounded by loving Christians for the first time in that kind of setting was no coincidence. God made that happen. It felt as though He sent His angels there to take special care of me. He gave me His amazing peace. Cathy’s job with me was finished and as I was being rolled off into the surgery room, she stopped them and gave me a big sisterly hug. That was the last I saw of her…I will never forget her.
Being in that extremely cold surgery room was unnerving. Five to six people were all preparing me for the ablation. They were sticking all kinds of cold pads all over me with cables sticking out that were going to be hooked up to monitors. It was all happening so fast. I was having flashbacks from the first time seven years ago. They kept me awake for the procedure at that time which I believe is sadistic! This time, the cardiologist told me I would be put to sleep and wouldn’t feel a thing. Thank You, God! There I was lying on this table, shaking from being so cold, and then they put an oxygen mask on me. It felt like the soft gel type and someone was pressing too hard on it, I felt like I was suffocating. I had to move their hand from my face. I was starting to feel a little fearful. I remember that the anesthesiologist told me he was starting and that I might feel a slight sting in my IV, but I never felt it. I remember trying to breathe and trying not to be scared. I remember the last words that I was able to speak into that mask and they were “Jesus, I need You…” That’s the last thing I remember. Suddenly I was asleep. Minutes later, well more like an hour and a half later, I was waking up. I overheard someone talking about my procedure. They said that the ablation wasn’t done. “What????” I was thinking to myself. I was wondering if I had heard correctly since I was still kind of out of it. They said it ended up being an Electrophysiology Study. The reason why it became a study and not an ablation is because there were no abnormal nerves to cauterize! I was still waking up, but I found myself crying tears of joy when I realized that God had answered prayers for healing! I am so grateful for the prayer warriors who had been praying for me and I specifically asked the Lord to heal my heart and to have the cardiologist confirm the healing. I prayed and believed that when the procedure was done that he would find nothing there and that’s exactly what happened! God is so good!
I am in awe of how God moved that day. Everything…every little detail ran so smoothly. It couldn’t have gone any better. I couldn’t have been more blessed. The Lord’s presence was so strong. Even my recovery this time around has been wonderful. No complications. Soon, I’ll be back to normal. And you can be sure that I will be singing His praises in church this Sunday! I believe that everything that happened in the hospital was only possible with God. I didn’t have Him seven years ago, but I have Him now and I will never let Him go. I am grateful to know that He will never let me go either.
In this past year alone, I have learned to pray powerfully and I have learned to pray with the faith that God can do anything. I pray in the name of Jesus and I believe that when I pray for healing that it will be done. I have been healed physically more than once this year. God is the God of miracles! I believe that with all my being. I am so grateful that I didn’t give up on God. I hope more people will be encouraged to pray with this kind of faith. Imagine all that God can do with that!
No matter what, I will always pray with the faith and belief that God will heal. Even if the healing doesn’t come, I won’t give up. I turn every challenge into an opportunity to grow closer to Him. My faith is so strong. I pray for His will to be done. I will always believe in His miracles. He has been so powerful in my life in this short time I’ve been walking with Him and I want more people to experience His power like I have. I pray He uses my life to help people learn to grow closer to Him. I know that once He reaches them, they will never want to go back to the way they were and that is so exciting to think about.
Thanks for taking the time to read this story. I hope you will think it’s worth sharing with someone who may need some hope and encouragement to never give up on God and to pray with faith and the belief that He can do anything…because He can. My life is proof of that!
To God be the glory. Amen. ♥
5 thoughts on “A true story of healing: I prayed with faith that God would heal me and here’s what happened…”
I’ve just been diagnosed with svt a week ago. I am CRIPPLED with fear and my joy has been robbed from me. I wish i can breath again, live again, feel that warmth of life and joy. I am fighting for those things back. I am so blessed to have for this testimony. You have no idea what a comfort it is to read this. I’m inviting you to join with me in my fight for healing of my heart COMPLETLEY. This battle will be won right now. Again, thank you for sharing your testimony of God’s mastery. I’m done looking for “natural remedies” or “coping” with svt. I want it GONE AND OUT OF MY LIFE FOREVER!
Hello Brit, I am glad to know my testimony blessed you. God is amazing. I suffered from SVT for around 17 years before technology improved and it was finally diagnosed correctly. I understand your fear. I was fearful at first, but then trained myself to remain calm during the episodes. God did not give us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind! I’d like to offer this prayer for you based on Scripture from Galatians 3:13-14 and want to encourage you to pray it aloud three times a day and believe in your healing!
“I have been rescued by Christ Jesus, therefore, I have been rescued from SVT. I do not live under the curse of the law, which included sickness, therefore, I confess that I am healed and totally delivered. God blessed Abraham with good health and abundance and as a descendant of Abraham, I receive for my life what was given to him! I claim this in the name of Jesus!”
Thank you for your message Brit, God bless you and I will pray this prayer for you as well!
I ENJOYED READING YOUR WONDERFUL HEALING TESTIMONY.. IM 30 YRS OLD AND HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH SVT FOR OVER TEN YEARS AND ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS THAT COME WITH IT. MY FAITH IS STRONG AND I PRAY SEVERAL TIMES A DAY TO BE HEALED FROM THIS AND TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MY TESTIMONY TO HELP OTHER AS WELL. YOUR STORY GIVES ME HOPE AND I AM GLAD YOU WAS HEALED FROM THIS AWFUL CONDITION. THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR STORY IT IS VERY ENCOURAGING TO THE REST OF US THAT DEAL WITH THIS. GOD BLESS YOU
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Dear Lacey, thank you so much for taking the time to comment on this miracle story. I am so grateful to God that you have received hope and encouragement through it. I’m still so in awe of what the Lord has done after suffering from the horrible episodes that would wipe me out every single time. I’m grateful to know that you have strong faith as well. I will pray and believe that you will also be healed, we know it’s in God’s perfect timing, so until that day comes, I will pray that He will help you to remain calm and have His peace that goes beyond understanding when the episodes come. I pray even before your healing that God would use your experiences to walk with others going through it who are fearful. The fear is so crippling. I remember in my early twenties when it first started how afraid I was, especially because nobody could tell me what was going on then. Those 17+ years I had to live with it, it just became a part of my life and thankfully I learned to focus and breathe right through them. In time, I overcame fear and anxiety and I am praying the same for you. Hang in there and God bless you!
Thanks so much for responding to my post. In the ten plus years I have had SVT my faith has become stronger than ever. Like you I was extremely fearful when it first started happening to me. Now I know it will pass and I pray through it, cause I know he will get me through it. I know that my complete healing is coming, its in Gods time when it comes. I will stand in faith and agreement that I will be healed soon. I want to help others overcome this disease and the physical toll that comes with it. Thanks again for sharing your story with others like us, it helps more than you know. God bless you.
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