If you have ever had a migraine headache, you know how awful they are. These are not the average headache. I’ve heard of people having episodes that last for days at a time. I began experiencing these awful headaches in about the year 1967, and I was delivered from them in the year 1980.
The pain would begin in the morning and gradually worsen throughout the day. By evening the pain would have risen to an unbearable level. I couldn’t tolerate light in my eyes and vertigo crept in at that stage of the headache. I would lye in bed with the covers over my head praying that the painful headache would end soon. I would take an Excedrin PM, which induced sleep, and by morning the headache would be gone.
I didn’t think of asking the Lord to completely take away migraine headaches UNTIL the day I came down with the monster migraine headache of all headaches that I would never forget! I took Excedrin PM and it finally allowed me to sleep, but I was terrified to think that I might someday be attacked by another one like it.
I prayed. I told the Lord how awful that last headache was, as though he didn’t know. The strength of that headache drove me to pray earnestly that I would never have another one for the rest of my life, and I never did have another migraine headache.
We can have what we pray if we believe. Believing comes by hearing the Word of God. While my church did not teach that God is always willing to heal us or that sickness comes from the devil, we understood that God had His hand in any kind of healing, whether it just happened or if a doctor had intervened. We prayed for healing; and we gave thanks for healing.
I’ve learned much more about healing in the last few years. The more I have studied what the Bible says about healing, the more I understand that God is able AND willing to heal us, that our healing is part of our redemption, and that we may be healed if we will only ask and believe.
Isaiah 53:4-5 – The Bible (KJV) – Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Mark 11:23-24 – The Bible (KJV) – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Romans 10:17 – The Bible (KJV) – So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.