October 25, 2014

Can God Heal Fibromyalgia Or Is It Indeed Incurable?

The answer to the question, Can God heal Fibromyalgia?” — is YES! The Bible says, “He forgives all our sins and heals ALL our diseases!” (Psalm 103:3). There isn’t one disease or diagnosis that is beyond his ability or desire to heal today. I hope that is a hopeful truth for somebody who is hurting right now.

I’m led to write today because people very close to me whom I love dearly, are getting pummeled by Fibromyalgia. We have seen God physically heal people here at Church at the Gate in numbers into the hundreds. However, so far, we have only seen what I’d call temporary relief as we pray for healing from Fibromyalgia. Also, I’m hearing Fibromyalgia being regularly called out through the Word of Knowledge in healing and revival meetings throughout America. I do believe the Great Physician is giving great and full victory to many people from this devastating infirmity. I have more many more questions than answers – so pardon my ignorance – is this only an American malady? I’ve seen/heard nothing of it in the healing meetings I’ve attended overseas. I want to hear from those of you who have been freed of Fibromyalgia wherever you are.

If you, or anyone you know, have been healed by God from Fibromyalgia, then please share your story here in the comment section of this post. The Bible says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY. If you have been healed of Fibromyalgia, please share your testimony for the benefit of others here. If you have experienced any victory from Fibromyalgia through Christian healing prayer, please share that here. If you know of someone who has been supernaturally healed of Fibromyalgia, encourage them to share their testimony here.

Our local newspaper did a brief story on “Mysterious Fibromyalgia” (and recently removed from post). The subheading is “Chronic pain brings on insomnia, depression, loss of brain activity and IS INCURABLE.” The last two words paint a hopeless picture. Here’s the opening paragraph of the article…

“Imagine hurting all over, every day, with a physical exhaustion that never completely subsides, not even with adequate sleep and rest. Add insomnia, brain fog, and depression. The worst part – there’s no cure. Sufferers of fibromyalgia don’t have to imagine that nightmare. They live it. Daily.”

The article gives these facts, that according to the National Fibromyalgia Association, 3-6% of the population suffers from it. Women are most affected by it. And, there are physicians that don’t believe the disease even exists.

I’ve spoken recently with some of our doctors and it’s a mixed bag. Some think it’s a “catch all” diagnosis for something that no one can really explain. One said she never saw these symptoms twenty years ago and now she sees them every day in her office. Others say “its real” and relief can be found in various treatments – acupuncture, chiropractic care, osteopathy, pain meds, etc. but that there is no cure or any real understanding of root causes. I’ve spoken to some of our counselors and mental health people about it. Some say they have found it relates to previous trauma or (sexual) abuse. Some of my friends in healing and deliverance ministry also say this is the case, and this is how a demonic spirit of infirmity first gains access – through some trauma or abuse. I was given a Gulf War Vet newsletter minutes ago that says the United States military now lists Fibromyalgia at the top of the list of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder manifestations.

I am no expert, nor am I a doctor. Those of you reading this who suffer from Fibromyalgia know light years more about this than I. If you are struggling with Fibromyalgia, I hope you’ll join the conversation here and dialog with others who comment here about their victory. I do welcome you to comment about your journey into supernatural healing and even mentioning how people have prayed for you in not-very-helpful-ways (as long as you stay positive about it). I think there is something to learn from unsuccessful well-intentioned attempts at divine healing.

I seek no controversial debate or attack here, nor do I want to lay a lack-of-faith guilt-trip on those who honestly and desperately desire a touch from God. I have a pastoral heart and desire to see God touch people’s lives. I’ve seen him do amazing things and I know he loves people. I’m throwing this post out there to solicit comments from people who’ve seen God heal Fibromyalgia. The most valuable thing about this post is not in what I have to say; it will be in what these folks share. In fact, I probably won’t offer much in the comments section because again, I’m not an expert and have little more to say. I would welcome comments from people in healing and deliverance ministries who have insights into how to pray for healing for people suffering from Fibromyalgia and more importantly, what are the spiritual dynamics behind this infirmity. The article I quoted above said there is some thought that this is genetic. But, even there, I don’t want this to be a medical discussion. I’m asking for testimonies of how God healed people of Fibromyalgia and graceful dialog about the spiritual realities here. I’m hoping hope comes forth.

Here are just a couple “rules” for this post and commenting. I don’t want to hear anything about turning to Buddhism for relief or anything like TM, Oprah, or anything other than Jesus and Biblical Christianity. If you suggest anything else is our hope, I’ll delete that comment immediately. Jesus is our only hope. If you are among those who’ve given up hope concluding Fibromyalgia is your “lot in life,” then I’d rather you not share that here either. If you think it’s God’s Will that you are sick, I’d rather that get discussed elsewhere also. Not here. Really, if we are unsure it’s God’s Will we have relief from Fibromyalgia we better sort that out before we even go to a doctor seeking relief. With that thinking, taking meds would go against what God wants for you. I don’t like to debate if healing is God’s will and don’t want to open that can of worms here. I just want to pray for healing for the sick and let God be God. I want to hear testimonies of the grace of God. I do know God uses suffering and that there are redemptive purposes for pain but I also know one of the reasons God allows sickness is to reveal himself as Healer.

My sole purpose and hope in bringing this up is to provide a place where one beggar can share with another beggar where they found bread. I’m not the baker. But I know the answer is in the one who multiplies the loaves.

Steve Hickey is the founding pastor of a life-giving church with over 700 members, a church planter, a trainer of leaders with John Maxwell’s organization, a police chaplain, and is very active in politics as a national voice for the unborn. He’s written several books, including his latest, Momentum: God’s Ever Increasing Kingdom (www.MomentumHandbook.com). Steve and his wife would like to pray for your specific needs and have a prayer team at the church waiting to hear from you. For more information or to submit a prayer request, visit: www.ChurchAtTheGate.com/prayer.php


Comments

  1. Cathy Knoy says:

    I am treasurer of Bruno Groening Circle of Friends which is a international spiritual healing group which relies on God for healing. Our group is located in Indianapolis, In. We meet every three weeks for 90 minutes and listen to stories of healings and then we meditate as a group. There is no fee for our meeting, we just accept donations. We are suppose to meditate every day for 10 minutes a day by ourselves. I have noticed that my pain level is down from Fibromyalgia and I am able to sleep better. But, if I don’t have time to meditate my pain returns, so I don’t consider myself completely healed. If you hear of anyone in the Indianapolis area that needs healing, can you direct them my way, as we are a new group that is trying to get started. Thank you to any help you can provide.

    Cathy Knoy

  2. I am a minister and have prayed for people with this issue of fibromyalga and have been healed of it myself. I did not even know I had it, but knew something was wrong. Finally a doctor who had studied much about it recognized it and told me what it was. I began to study about it as well as learn foods that would trigger the problem. To say a couple of things I practiced and still do still today is: I eat nothing with additives in it. It is either fresh food or frozen. I stay away from canned goods unless I purchased them at a health food store. I then read all the labels to be sure there was nothing in them which triggered pain and stiffness. I noticed this particularly in spaghetti sauce. I purchase that sauce through a health food store or I do not use it at all.

    I believe one of the root causes is the women are overloaded with the biggest part of the load for keeping the home emotionally stable. It is an issue many do not think about, but if the husband is not treating the wife right and taking the responsiblity of helping keep the home united and peaceful it has a lot to do with it. It believe it is one of the root causes of these symthons. It is affecting more women than men so this is something we must think about in helping solve this problem. If a man will lead and pray in his home and support the wife emotionally these symthons lessen. In addressing this issue in prayer you might just ask the woman if she feels overloaded emotionally or had felt this way for quite sometime. If she says, yes, then the root cause may very well be this and they need help trying to solve this issue in their lives with prayer and sound godly counsel.

    During this learning peroid I felt hopeless as I had been a very active person who suddenly was not functional. I went to a school which had healing and prayer everyday. I was prayed for there and listened to the WORD OF GOD being taught how it is God’s will to heal you. I still listen to things along these lines often to keep my faith built up. I also attended a meeting in which healing was prayed for, but was not in the healing line but in the enviornment and I sensed a warmness go over my body and from that point on I was healed by manifestation. The other classes had lessened the symthons and helped me overcome too.

    I have had a couple doctors argue with me about it saying it was not possible for me to be healed of this, so I refuse to see a doctor who will not accept this as happening to me. I know that I know I was healed.

  3. I have Fibromyalgia and I first developed it from a car accident, there was a lot of trauma involved. I strained the nerves in my back and I had a terrible whip lash. I was close to breaking my neck and I cracked my sternum near the back. Later when I was recovering from the accident and going to physio my therapist discovered that there was something else wrong, I had sore muscle areas all over my back. She sent a note to my doctor to have me go to a specialist and get tested. I found out from that doctor from the tests that I had Fibromyalgia. I was having a lot of pain and stiffness with my neck and was just feeling awful, like some unknown sickness. I was told to go and exercise and to go to the pool for acquafit. I started with some stretching light exercises in the pool and moved up to more exercises in the water in acquafit. It was all helpful, but I was still having problems. When I went back to work, I could hardly cope and work started to play tricks on me. They were trying to get rid of me and so they caused different problems, it was a form of emotional abuse. I remember one day I left work and I was just so stressed out and beside myself and feeling so weak. With all the problems I was having it felt like an evil spririt was trying to attack me. I arrived home and was in my car and I started to pray. I am religious and I prayed about everything and ask God to help me, I ask for forgiveness from all my sins and said I would accept Jesus into my heart and work for him. After I prayed this, I had a supernatural experience, I know it was the Holy Spririt and that it came to me and went right inside me and I felt a great Love, and then Peace and Joy. I was sitting down so I did not fall but it was an amazing feeling I will never forget. I got out of the car and everything had changed I felt light and joyful and no more depression I did not feel any pain, I felt I had been lifted and that I would even be able to deal with things at work and that they would stop there abuse. I was so excited and ran in and told my husband and he was not sure what to say. I was healed emotionally that day and the evil was gone as well and I was so much better with the Fibromyalgia, but I still had to exercise, I still had some problems with it, but it was now manageable. I was not totally healed, but I was so much better, I felt that the way I was I would die. I have found that exercise and eating properly and also living a balanced life helps the Fibromyalgia. I believe God can heal you totally, but for some reason did not totally heal me. I think he wanted me to keep working on becoming fit and to accomplish better eating habits and success in healing myself. I have trouble with the weather before it rains and I know when we are going to have bad weather. As for my job everything settled down after that, because God had stepped in. I worked at that place for 14 years many years after the accident. Before the amazing experience I had prayed a number of times for God to help me. Finally when the crunch came and the Devil was trying to step in because I was weak and people were attacking me and I was sick God finally came to assist me. I could not take any drugs because I was too sensitive and they would make me sick. The only place I could turn to was God and God was all I needed. Fibromyalgia has a lot to do with nerves and the Chinese say it is an energy thing that walking helps you obtain your electrodes as well as exercise. You have to get your sleep because people with Fibromyalgia don’t sleep well, some doctors think that is part of the problem. We don’t get into a deep enough sleep. I seem to become the other way sometimes where I am too hyper which plays back and forth between being tired. It is important to get your vitamins and eat right. You have to live a balanced life. When I say balance I also mean spiritually you have to reach for God, he stands at the door and knocks and you must answer the door.
    My doctor did not do much for me, but she believed in Fibromyalgia and she knew I had it. She was very supportive that I exercise and encouraged me. She tried to help me all she could but her knowledge was limited and I could not take drugs. Even today I don’t take drugs. I hope this helps some people.

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