As far as I a can remember growing up, I always suffered with back pains. In my early teens I was diagnosed with Scoliosis; the Doctor said I was probably born with it. Of course that did not stop me from partying! I attended a prestigious Convent in Port of Spain and wanting to be popular with my friends, I started liming and going to parties at about age 15. Two years later in 1980 tragedy struck, I got into a motor vehicular accident. Some friends and I left a fete at the Oval on Carnival Sunday at about 5.00 a.m. to go down South, to see what Jourvert was like down there. We were in the tray of a pick up and the driver fell asleep on the wheel. I flew through the back windscreen and sustained the following injuries:- I broke my right hand; I broke my left foot; I had cuts and bruises all over my body and glass from the windscreen was lodged in my face. That year I had planned to play mass for the first time, of course my costume just hung in my bedroom looking at me. I had to miss out two terms in my lower sixth form school year. One would have thought that this accident would have slowed me down, in fact it did just the opposite. When I got better, I just started my old life back again and that continued for the next 7 years.
I got married in 1991 and three years later I had a daughter – my one and only – Sarah. In 1996, while holding Sarah in my arms, I bent over to retrieve something that had fallen to the ground and I felt something pulled in the upper right side of my back, near to my shoulders. I thought I had gone through a lot with the accident, but this was the beginning of the worst nightmare of my life! I started getting spasms in my back, terrible headaches, worse than migraines, intense neck pains, – you name it – I had it! I did X-rays, MRI scans, I visited several Orthopedic surgeons, Chiropractors, anybody who I thought could help me. Yet, I lived in pain and misery for the next 4 years. Then in 2000, a Manager at work asked me what was wrong and why I was so ill? When I told him about all the different doctors I had seen, all the X-rays, MRI’s etc that I did and I was still in so much pain, he asked his brother-in-law, a Trinidadian surgeon living abroad to see me. Fortunately for me, his brother-in-law was visiting him the following month. Well –THAT CHANGED MY LIFE! This surgeon said I was suffering from a combination of cervical spondylosis and myofascial pain syndrome, secondary to fibromyalgia. WOW!! I could not even pronounce it properly, far more comprehend what it was. The only thing I HEARD was —- These were chronic conditions with no definite cure — I would have to learn to live with these ailments for the rest of my life! Of course, I became very depressed! I was 37 years, I thought I was a good wife and mother, I had a good job, going to church every week. What was I doing wrong???? I told myself that I was being punished by God. I thought that I was paying for my sins and believe me there were many. Thinking that maybe this was my cross that I had to bear, I did so for the next 7 years.
In February 2008, someone invited us to attend a meeting at Champion Dynamics. Now, I look back and I believe that this person was led by the Holy Spirit to send us there. Friends, before, I was literally blinded by my religious beliefs, but now I see —Hallelujah! Praise the name of the Lord! When I realized that sickness was not a punishment from God, I began to rebuke it from my life. I no longer took ownership of this illness, which I used to call my illness.
Isaiah 53:4-5 says Yet He Himself (Jesus) bore our sicknesses and He carried our pains, but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities, punishment for our peace was on Him and we are healed by His wounds. In Matthew 4:24, “Then the news about Him (Jesus) spread throughout Syria. So they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments – and He healed them.”
YES—I AM HEALED, in the name of Jesus Christ — My Lord and Saviour. When all the doctors said that there was no cure, they forgot the Great and Mighty Healer, our Miracle worker that no one mentions – Jesus!! I no longer have to depend on pain killers, I now depend on Jesus. Everyday, I get up and praise the name of Jesus, I thank him for all my blessings. I have a wonderful husband, who has literally stood at my side, through sickness and in health. This year, we would be celebrating 24 years of marriage and we now have a personal relationship with Our Saviour King, which we never had before.
Friends –YES MIRACLES DO HAPPEN! I now have Jesus in my life and I want to let you know that he is just waiting for you to invite him into your life! Please don’t wait –Do it NOW!!!
May God bless you all.