For over 20 years I have had an ongoing problem with IBS, debilitating pain and the progressive deterioration in the condition of my bowel to the extent that it did not function at all without invasive intervention.
I was due to attend an appointment with the Consultant to arrange surgery for the fitting of a colostomy bag, but a friend encouraged me to visit Healing Rooms for prayer first. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the team were sensitive to my needs and put me at ease. I asked that there would be a change in my colon so that I might not need to have surgery. The team assured me of God’s love for me and prayed restoration as they spoke a good report over me, and life to my whole being. They quoted part of a scripture from the bible to me, which says; “A good report makes your bones healthy” (Proverbs 15:30).
I felt an instant change. I sensed movement in the area of my colon that had never worked properly, but that wasn’t all! It just felt like a huge wieght was being lifted off me from my feet upwards, right to the top of my head. For longer than I can remember my life has been full of depression, pain, tiredness and a complete lack of energy, regularly resulting in long periods of time in bed, but suddenly I felt full of life, energy and vitality.
On that first visit, I had not mentioned to the team that I was also due to have surgery on my womb. Scans had been done and I was informed of the measurements of a tumour, polyps and folds that had been diagnosed there. Neither had I mentioned the longstanding problem with food intolerance. In having prayer, I got so much more than I asked for. I was aware of such love that I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life. The team explained that I was now a new creation in Jesus.
I visited Healing Rooms again. I was having terrible pain in my back and could hardly walk. I was drained of colour in my face and was truly weary. However I was filled with a desire to return to say thank you to Jesus for what He had already done. As soon as I walked in I could sense the presence of God. When I was being prayed for, I had a burning sensation in my back. The pain disappeared immediately. Suddenly I could walk properly and once again I was filled with energy.
By the time I made this second visit I had three wonderful reports to share. Firstly, I had been back to see the Consultant about the bowel problem. Surgery had not been needed because my bowel was now healed and now functioning perfectly. Secondly, I’d had the planned surgery on my womb and had the follow-up appointment with the surgeon. I asked him if he had been able to remove all the bad bits and was delighted when he said that there had not been anything there for him to remove!!! He said he couldn’t explain how this had happened. I know that God healed everything that had previously shown up on the scan. Thirdly, another bonus is that I no longer have any food intolerances. Just as the team said, God’s will is for me to be completely whole.
All my family and friends say I am like a new woman, in every area. I am full of life, happy, confident and completely filled with peace. Now, I never even think about my painful past physical and emotional traumas. No more flashbacks.
Thank you so much Jesus.
– Vanessa Stubbs. Burnley, March 2012