About two weeks ago I was watching a Christian program on television. I watch this show often, so I am familiar with its format. The host usually will invite a guest who tells their story or testimony or introduces a new book they’ve written, and then at the end of the show the host asks the guest to pray for everyone in the listening audience. The guest on the show that day talked about how she had gotten into a car accident and damaged her knee. The injury was so bad the doctors told her that she would never walk again, let alone get back to her normal daily activities. As a strong Christian she refused to accept that diagnosis. Instead, she chose to believe God ‘s word. As a result, she is now walking, and back to her normal activities.
As the show was ending, the host said that they were going to go to a commercial and when they came back he was going to have the guest pray for healing for everyone in the listening audience who had a problem with their knee. I have had a problem with my knee for many years, so I was excited to receive a touch from the Lord. As the commercial played, I put both hands on my knees. My left hand on my left knee and my right hand on my right knee. I started praying in the spirit while the commercial was on. As I prayed, I felt the presence of the Lord and noticed that both hands, and both knees, began to heat up. I knew the Lord was healing my knees. After the commercial was over the guest on the show prayed for healing for anyone having problems with their knees.
I’ve had problems with my knees for many years. Like any issue you’ve dealt with day after day, year after year you learn to work around the problem. So as usual, at the end of the day when it came time to go to bed, I began to think about wrapping up my knee to keep it stable. I learned to do that because sometimes in the middle of the night my knee would get stuck in a bad position, and the pain would wake me up. As I got ready for bed, after being healed, I contemplated whether I should wrap my knee. Fear and doubt begin to creep in. I started thinking what if I don’t wrap it, and it starts to hurt. The pain can be unbearable. Or even worse what if it causes a pinched nerve, and I’m not able to walk on it when I get up. As I was tossing these things around in my mind, I suddenly realized that if I wrapped my knee, I was demonstrating that I didn’t believe I was being healed in the first place. As soon as I caught what I was doing, I stopped and stood on God’s word.
I went to bed, and for the first time in many years, I did not wrap my knee. I slept just fine, and when I woke up the next morning, my knee felt fine. Excited, I started to get dressed, but again I started to contemplate about wrapping my knee. I walk for exercise every day, and often early in the morning. As I started getting dressed I found that fear and doubt crept in. What happens if I get out there and my knee starts to hurt? Sometimes the slightest twinge will cause my knee to swell for several weeks. As this fear and doubt tossed around in my mind, I caught myself and realized that if I wrapped my knee it was demonstrating that I didn’t believe my knee was healed in the first place. So, I stood on God‘s word, and I didn’t wrap my knee. And guess what, I walked, without a problem! Praise God, I have walked and slept without wrapping my knee, without any problems for almost two weeks!
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7