Back Pain

When you are a personal trainer and an exercise instructor, back pain is not a very good thing.

It had been going on for days, and every little movement sent shooting pain through my entire body. I found myself calling on the name of the Lord time and time again for relief. I popped pain pills in my mouth. Whatever was causing the pain wasn’t budging. And I was getting discouraged.

As I maneuvered my throbbing body into bed last night, I again asked my heavenly Father to please take care of me. And then I fell into delightful sleep. When I woke up pain-free this morning, my heart soared with joy–I could breathe, I could move, I could twist. Even jump! My back was healed!

I got on my knees to thank my God who takes such good care of me. “Thank you Dad,” I whispered, “for healing my back.”

And as clear as can be, I heard Him respond to me, “I’ve got your back.”

Indeed, Dad, You do.

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  1. I have been praying for him to send his favor my way to end my back pain and hip pain but nothing yet. I will not stop, God will help! So glad your prayers were answered so quickly!!


  2. I love it when I hear (or read) a testimony such as yours about God’s miracle working power. Praise the Lord for healing your hurting back – I know it was God. Thank you for sharing your awesome story with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”


  3. Please whisper a prayer for my daughter Marni who suffers with chronic sciatica. I cry out for her every day – I ask that you lift her up as you walk in the faith that GOD HEALS.


  4. Oh yes, the Father is great! I too call out to Him when I struggle with pain. And I don’t usually take the pain-free days for granted now 🙂 Visiting from Simply Beth.


  5. How neat! Happy for you. I so know He is the Healer. Yes, I take pills and, yes, I go to the doctor for my various situations, but I always know that HE is the final “Doctor” Who can/will put me back together. You were blessed and I’m happy for you, as I said earlier. Bless you.


  6. […] And He gently reminds me that the truth of who I am, I need to put it on every morning. Every hour. Every minute. And He reminds me that there  is no magic in God. And that repentance tastes like life. And He reminds me that even though grace is the life I breathe, it’s only realized in Jesus, and it’s not automatic. But He’s not worried. Because the God who rescued me, He’s got my back.  […]


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