This is my long-overdue TESTIMONY of how our “AWESOMELY ABLE AND MERCIFUL GOD” took away a big breast lump without surgery/ Medication between April and July Last Year.
Our God says…
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD” ~ Jeremiah 30:17
Before you continue, Read the disclaimer below…
The purpose of this post is to show that when you are helpless, the Helper is always around to help you. I’m in no way advocating for people to shun hospitals by making this post public. First of all, As a Christian believer, I believe in God wholeheartedly and I also know the efficacy of orthodox medicines. I also know God heals through physical (human aid, doctors and medications) and spiritual (Divinely assisted) means; of which I and my family have been beneficiaries; That said,we are all different, with different ways of viewing things — so to clear any doubts, please do visit the nearest hospital closest to you when you have any medical need/ condition, thanks and God bless.
It so happened that one evening/night, I was writing, trying to post stuff online; I can’t remember every nanosecond event but, suddenly, my hand touched my upper chest – I felt something, What is this!? I thought and mumbled because, I was startled at the thought that I actually felt something hard there, so I quietly poked, prodded, and checked again and I was now convinced I was not dreaming. A big lump was sitting tightly there, I’m talking a big, fat, undefined hard lump.
Next, all I felt was my sweat-glands were suddenly activated, panic and anxiety kicked in full throttle, fright made my pulse go haywire, I was hyper and disorientated all in one breath; and I kept imagining how this could be happening to me, why now!? My new baby just turned one, two weeks ago and now, this? How am I going to get through this? Who will take care of my children if anything happens to me? Oh God why!? I was wondering how one can go from feeling so high with joy to living a nightmare the next moment? It was surreal, I never thought I would be that person but, here I am freaking out over the lump and then my husband turned to ask me “whats going on?”.
I looked at my husband in horror, and said to him– see what I found! “There’s a huge lump in my breast!”; he said; “how!? “it’s nothing, don’t worry”, I said hello! Do you see the size of this lump? It’s as big as a lime fruit like this size in the pictures here…
still, he said “don’t worry, Our God will take it away” “it will disappear”, “your body is not its residence”. I kept echoing, “Amen” to all the prayers but I was still afraid in that panic-stricken mood.
Still not satisfied, I went to my mom that same night and said to her – “touch here”, she jolted from her bed, as it was late at night; What is this? she asked, I was still trying to hold onto my faith and not buckle under the weight of the seeming new bind I found myself in; She said, “don’t worry, it will disappear”, “it will melt”; “God forbid!, “the devil is a liar”, its not your portion in Jesus Name”. even though a thousand thoughts were running through my head I found myself saying, Amen, to her prayers.
I now turned again to her as she was still muttering words of prayer and said; mom – would you promise me one thing? and she said, what? Stin in shock and tears, I said* Promise me you would look after my kids if anything should happen to me. She screamed at me, “shut up your mouth! What nonsense are you talking about? You will stay alive and look after your kids! You will look after your own kids yourself, and look after me too, stop this nonsense right now! I tell you, we serve a living God, You are His servant, He will not let you down”. I said Amen and retired to my bed with the pain in my heart and the lump still intact in my breast.
The Long Wait and Hospital Visit…
Being a Googler, I googled everything I could about lumps (benign–Malignant), Cysts and breast diseases. still at sea of what to do, with fear and trepidation but still trusting in God’s unfailing promises – I decided to visit the clinic two weeks later.
The medical practitioner I visited being a believer, after examination; said,I have seen it my sister “you have to uproot this thing by faith”, we just have to ask God for mercy because believe me you don’t want to go through this process; I replied, “that’s what I’ve been doing but, at the end of the day God will still be the one to heal me”, “Jehovah has the final say”… I quipped.
In my pains, my hearts cry was still — “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” ~ Jeremiah 17:14
She said, Don’t worry, it will go, Our God is able, just keep praying and trusting, “there is a case like this, we are currently advising on” and she is also praying too. I said God’s will be done and we prayed together and I left the clinic.
She also told me things to drink such as Vitamin B17 supplement, even the one found in sweet potatoes (funny enough I didn’t drink them). Not that I didn’t want to take the drugs or the natural foods I was asked to eat, I just couldn’t afford them but God came through for me in the end.
How It Affected my Life and Relationships
I can’t begin to tell how many times, the long days and endless weeks I checked, palpated the lump to see if it was gone – instead, it was there changing its looks. I lost count of how many times I would stand at the mirror and see the lump looking all pale and dark from the outside… and all I could do was cry to God for mercy to take it away. Sometimes I would tell God, “Oh Lord, you know I don’t have money for operation”, “I don’t have money for this and that”, “you know my condition”, “please Lord, take this burden away from me”, I just kept on holding on and hoping that it would go away. I kept anointing the lump and speaking the words of God and believing that I serve a great God.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” ~ James 5:14-15
Emotionally, I was a wreck, I couldn’t concentrate on anything mentally tasking, I was so out of it, I suffered low energy, I stayed away from people and social media – even away from this site… visitors to this page may have wondered if I had abandoned the page because I rarely posted anything, I was in a depressed state, yet hopeful in Gods saving strength.
My family would tell me to stop checking the lump every now and then; that I should be hopeful that someday it would disappear. I won’t forget the love two of my junior brothers who happen to the youngest in the family showed me, I can never forget one of them buying and bringing me a herbal drink so bitter and stood by me to finish it because he wanted me to be well even though I resisted drinking it, he equally came prepared for me because he was not going to take no for an answer (I cried when he left with the empty glass); such pure love.
…. And Healing Rain Came Falling Down
One night, two months after that, I noticed I was in severe pain more than I had felt before, I never stopped calling and believing on God to help me, I was surprised to notice after some days after that experience the size had shrunk by 25% and 50% after some days and, then 70% over a few weeks, it kept on shrinking and within 4 weeks from when the shrinking started it had disappeared on the third month. From thence I started recovering from the shock and awe of it all… Within 3 months it was all over! Glory Hallelujah!
Folks; Jesus is alive, He heals every day, He hears your prayers and sees your tears, He understands everything you may be going through. Thank you, Jesus! Thank you Holy Spirit!
A Psalm of Thanksgiving To the Lord My Helper and My Deliverer
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the man who makes
the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
6 In sacrifice and offering, you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open ear.a]
Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8 I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”
9 I have told the glad news of deliveranceb]
in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O Lord.
10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
11 As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain
your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!
12 For evils have encompassed me
my iniquities have overtaken me,
and I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head;
my heart fails me.
13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me!
O Lord, make haste to help me!
14 Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether
who seek to snatch away my life;
let those be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
15 Let those be appalled because of their shame
who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”
16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
17 As for me, I am poor and needy,
but the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not delay, O my God!