Healed of Back Pain

Hello, my name is Stevie.

This is the testimony of how the Lord healed my back from constant pain… I had problems with my back ever since I was in grammar school. As I am quite tall and had grown quickly, I had a weak back. This was made worse by the years spent sitting in a bent position at school, on a chair that was far too small.

After I left school, I started an apprenticeship as a gardener in a tree nursery. Back then several people were worried that I would get severe back problems sooner or later from doing that kind of job. However, my heart’s desire was to become a gardener. Working at a tree nursery can be a pretty tough job: digging out trees with a spade all day long; working in a bent position for weeks, cutting little bushes 10 cm above the ground; or lifting and rolling dug out trees, which weigh 100 kg or more. These are just some of the jobs we do! By the time I turned twenty I had developed permanent pain in my back, which was there constantly whether standing, sitting or lying down. I became really worried about my health and wondered what would happen in the future.

Although I had become a Christian more than a year before this and knew that God does miracles, it was only then that I made up my mind to seek God and ask Him for a healing miracle. Shortly after that, during one of our Christian meetings in Munich, I asked the brethren to pray for the healing of my back. We stood in a circle and prayed for my back and for several other peoples’ problems. We could feel God’s presence and power, and although I couldn’t say that the pain was immediately gone, I trusted in God’s promises anyway – that He would heal me completely.

The next morning when I got out of my bed, I didn’t feel any pain; neither have I had any back trouble from that day forward. I am now 24 as I write this testimony, and I am still working as a gardener and loving it. Most of the time I do not even remember that I ever had those troubles! It is incredible what God did for me as I think back on the severe pain I used to have. Praise God for His healing!

ISAIAH 53:5 says:“ …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…” and in connection with this promise is the scripture PSALM 37:5: “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass”. This knowledge gave me confidence, even though the healing didn’t manifest itself instantaneously. You too can trust God to heal you, if you come to Him.

Love in Christ,