Deon’s Christian Testimony | Healing From an Incurable Disease

When I was in my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC). It is a chronic disease where the cells in the colon attack each other and cause bleeding with the risk of developing cancer. It was diagnosed by a gastroenterologist, Dr Geoffrey B Lee, following various tests including colonoscopies.

There was no cure and there is still no cure today, but medication is used to control symptoms which come from flare-ups from time to time. I had about 4-5 flare-ups per year and prayed, believed and visited some of the best doctors. I was using Salazopyrin at the time to manage the symptoms to some degree.

One day in church, our pastor invited people again who needed prayer to step out to receive prayer. At that time I’d been prayed for so many times, without healing, that I became hesitant. However, the pastor, knowing my situation (in the small congregation) specifically called on me to also step forward for prayer.

Again I believed for healing and after the service the pastor mentioned to me that he really believed that something happened that morning. I didn’t feel much different, but also believed for a miracle with renewed faith. I didn’t experience any symptoms at the time; however, months later I realized that I hadn’t had a flare up in a number of months.

I stopped using the Salazopyrin. Gradually I realized the miracle of my healing by not experiencing any symptoms. At the time of prayer I’d had UC for more than three years. I’ve had several colonoscopies since then and in the past 30 years, I’ve had no symptoms and no signs of UC through the colonoscopies by various doctors.

Although there wasn’t a specific moment of seeing evidence of a miracle, I realized it over time. I had some quiet doubt from time to time that it might return, but over time I realized that a miracle had indeed taken place.

Medically speaking there is no cure for UC. I praise God for his healing power that I could experience in my life and pray that my testimony helps somebody to keep faith, even though the answer to prayer doesn’t come immediately.

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