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In my book, Overcoming the Overwhelming, A 40-Day Journey toward Rediscovering Faith in God, I share many testimonies of divine healing. I am posting them here (along with others) so that those who have not yet read the book might be encouraged. I will add others as they occur as well. Unless otherwise noted, these are personal testimonies by C. D. Hildebrand. I say that so you will understand these are first hand accounts. For a full discussion on divine healing and the superstitions that keep us from receiving what God has provided for us in this area, please read the above book.
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Newborn Joella is healed of PDA, a congenital heart condition.
Three-year-old Tina has faith to be healed of food allergies.
I come out unscathed after falling backward.
A sudden persistent pain in the abdomen disappears after agreeing in prayer.
When our daughter, Joella, was born, we knew something was wrong when they didn’t bring her in to see me. She was in an incubator gasping for each breath. Before they took her to a bigger hospital for evaluation, they rolled her into my room so I could see her. She was beautiful, and my arms ached to hold her. Her bushy red hair filled my heart with delight. Before she was two days old, the family started calling her Joey.
Our daughter, Christina, began showing allergies to food at a very young age. She was allergic to eggs, milk products, red apples, mandarin oranges, and especially to corn. Even though we made sure she didn’t eat these things, sometimes we’d forget, or someone wouldn’t know and feed one of these foods to her. She would get horrible stomach aches followed by a rash.
April 13, 2016 He Will Give His Angels Charge Over Thee
I want to publicly thank God for protecting me today. It was a beautiful day here, and I went to pick up two of my grandchildren from school. My grandson, Levi, arrived first and asked if I’d like to play tether ball with him. Well, of course, I said yes, and I was teaching him strategies as we were playing. I had lunged forward to make a good punch and then switched directions to run back to keep the ball going (are you holding your breath for me yet?). When I moved quickly …backwards, my foot slid out of my shoe causing me to go backwards while my feet went out from under me as I rolled backward into a partial somersault over my left shoulder. It all happened in slow motion. I could not stop the fall sufficiently due to the angle and speed of my roll which probably kept me from breaking a wrist. My head never touched the ground…how I cannot imagine. I felt myself hit the asphalt, yes, asphalt , but not on my hip…somewhere between my hip and tailbone…so neither of them was broken. I ended up facing sideways sitting up. I sat there for a few minutes moving each area of my body which was traumatized, and was relieved to realize nothing seemed broken. The only real pain I had was on my foot where it had slipped out of my shoe and slid on the asphalt. There was a tiny cut in my heal with a teeny tiny spot of blood on it, otherwise, it was fine. Even my ankle seemed fine. A lady came over to ask if I needed help, and I realized I couldn’t get up off the ground by myself, so she helped me. I walked away wondering when the endorphins would fade, but the day went on and I barely had any soreness and no bruises. I am so thankful that somehow I was spared what could have been a lengthy stay in the hospital with multiple breaks and even a concussion. I didn’t know I could still do a summersault. The only sad thing is that no one got a video of it. It had to be hilarious along with being completely miraculous. Thank-You, Jesus!!!
Saturday morning, or maybe it was Friday, I woke up with a pain in my right side right below my waste. I researched what it might be, and I was not pleased with the possibilities. If I sat still, it didn’t hurt, so I thought maybe I slept on it funny. Anyway, the pain was pretty intense when I would try to walk or move. This WAS NOT a good thing because this weekend we needed to get MUCH done in an apartment we were working on. It was getting so intense, I wondered if I’d be able to continue working with the pain. I turned to my hubby and said, let’s pray, and we did. David commanded the pain to be leave. I put my hands in front of me and said, “Jesus, I receive.” Instantly, the pain nearly disappeared, and by the end of the day was completely gone. There has been no hint of it since. Thank-You, Jesus.
Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
A few years ago, we attended a Christian conference. At the end of one of the sessions, the speaker invited people up for prayer. Instead of personally praying for people, there was a prayer team lined up front. The minister asked that if anyone had pain in their back to come forward.
Our daughter, Christina, had an inguinal hernia at about age five. I didn’t notice it until she began to take gymnastics. When she would jump, we could see it pop out.
So, we showed this to the doctor. He said it wasn’t life-threatening, and we could watch it for a while. Over time, it got bigger about the size of a small walnut. The doctor said that the next step would be surgery. I was not pleased with this option.
So, I told Christina, “When you see it pop out, say, ‘By His stripes I am healed.’” Thankfully, she didn’t have layers of negative ideas to get in her way of believing. She simply had faith that Jesus was her Healer. Time went by; life got busy, and I mostly forgot about it.
On her next check-up, though, the doctor said to her, “Jump. Jump again.” Then he looked at me and said, “Didn’t she have a hernia right here?” I looked, and sure enough, it was gone. I said, “Yes,” and then explained to him what happened.
He said, “Well, I don’t know what you did, but whatever it was, it worked.” Christina heard the good news that Jesus was her Healer, and based on the fact that by His wounds we are healed, she received healing.