The following testimony was written by my wife, Joyce Lynch, thanking God for a miracle of healing 30 years ago today.
My healing testimony from 30 years ago today:
After living a healthy life for 22 years, I became sick one day in June 1986 with what seemed to be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was working at a job I liked for one year after graduating from Evangel University before my life suddenly changed dramatically. I began to suffer intense migraine-like headaches daily with debilitating weakness unlike any I had ever known.
My arms and legs felt like very heavy lead weights, making it difficult for me to walk and reducing me to baby steps. The more I tried to exercise or live a normal routine, the more I experienced setbacks, which dragged my body even further down. After a year, it became too much of a grueling effort to commute to my job in Manhattan.
My family and my church at that time (Bethlehem Church, Richmond Hill, NY) constantly lifted my name up in prayer. I felt encouragement instead of true despair. I just knew deep inside that God was with me and would somehow meet my needs. However, days stretched into weeks and even years. At times, I would improve only to relapse. Doctors had no answer for me, with some of their experimental treatments leaving me with stomach issues that worsened me, even causing severe weight loss.
Four years after this began, I experienced yet another setback where I was in bed for many weeks. I had already started memorizing scripture about healing, spending time praising God, thanking Him, and praying. People called and visited with words of encouragement from the Bible. My pastor, Steve Montag, prophesied one night in a church service that I would be healed. He also felt led to have a day of prayer and fasting specifically for my healing.
On June 5, 1991, the church opened at 6:00 am, so people could come throughout the day to pray. That evening’s Wednesday night service was designated a prayer meeting specifically for my healing. I was at home seeking God for a miracle, even though I didn’t know what to expect. I was worshipping and praying while listening to praise music, especially the song “I Am the God that Healeth Thee.”
Shortly afterwards, when I got off the couch where I was lying, I felt a change in my body. The heavy weights in my arms and legs felt a little lighter. My walking felt a little more buoyant. Usually, at night, I always felt more tired and never experienced an increase in energy. This was truly a miracle. I was immediately healed of a condition for which the doctors had no answers.
Over time, I slowly regained more strength, my headaches diminished, and the stomach pain lessened. I never again experienced those devastating setbacks where I could barely walk. I still faced some days that were difficult, but my overall progress went steadily upward. I returned to work part time and now work as a teacher aide with special needs kids. I also married a wonderful man, Michael Lynch, on May 20, 2000 and became stepmother to Daniel and now grandmother to his kids.
I praise Jesus for healing me and showing me that He is in control. When Jesus died for our sins on the cross, He also died for our healing (Isaiah 53:5). He is the God of the impossible!
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