I was recently reminded of God’s faithfulness. My prayer partner in Nigeria had been married for Eight years and had been believing God for the fruit of the womb. She finally took in 2016 with some medical help. Some weeks later, she went for a bone marrow test and the doctors told her she had leukemia. She was pregnant with twins and her white blood cell was as high as 75000 each time she did her routine blood work. “The devil is a liar and will continue to be”, was my thought as I heard this. She sent me and a few others, the doctor’s report. Now, this report shook me down to my core. I was so vexed in my spirit so I immediately went to prayers with her. We referred to scriptures like Mark 11: 24 which says “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” and Deut 7:14 which says “You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young”. We believed and concluded the prayer by saying No to the report; It shall not stand. I had to put God’s word before me all through this time and kept confessing God’s word for her. Some weeks later, when another test was taken, the blood test came out negative. The moment I heard this, I could only but weep for joy. Glory to God! I refuse to take this testimony lightly —I recall some time ago, someone had told me she had a terminal disease. We did nothing more than routine prayers. Some weeks later, after another blood test, the result remained the same — This time around, I decided I ‘ll do something differently. This is huge for me because, in the midst of my imperfections and storms of life, He encouraged me by this; prayer works! God is wonderful! Those who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. John 10:10 comes to mind here, the devil wanted to STEAL her testimony and her peace, kill her hope and then finally DESTROY her testimony but Jesus has come with an abundance of life for all who will look to Him for life.
HERE’s WHAT I LEARNED
- As my second experience with a similar situation and I realized, this time I knew exactly what to do. How to persist!
- How not to be mechanical, but from deep within, call out to the God of mercy. And really, from my own time of also trusting God for the fruit of the womb, I’ve learned to be strategic in my praying.
- I learned to never take a negative report lightly; I must always run to God and refute the accusations of the enemy.
- God’s word works! What HE says is superior over any other report. I must always hold on to God