fell down the stairs and was diagnosed with a partially tom rotator cuff. That is very painful. I went to two surgeons and was told not to have surgery. Instead I had physical therapy and everything seemed fine until a few months ago. I didn’t have full range of motion in my left arm any more. It was difficult to get dressed and I was waking up in the middle of night with pain. I was becoming real fearful. I found myself thinking things like: I’m getting old and will have to live with this, After retirement we won’t have the money for surgery or physical therapy, I guess that I must accept limited movement.
Then a couple weeks ago things got worse. An old spinal issue flared up. I’ve had chiropractic care in the past (I love chiropractors). This pain was so intense that I couldn’t imagine living with it and was much worse than my arm. At least with the arm, if I didn’t move I was OK. The neck pain was unavoidable. When I wasn’t waking up at night with arm pain, I’d wake up with neck pain. Again the fears hit me thinking: I’m getting old and won’t be able to do much, We won’t be able to afford treatment, etc.
But then….Sunday the Pastor John Eldredge at Life Church, in St. Petersburg, FL was praying before he preached. In his prayer he used the word “alignment” 2 or 3 times and that word just jumped out at me. He was referring to spiritual alignment, not physical, and he didn’t even preach about healing that Sunday. After church I asked him and his wife Joanna to pray for alignment of my spine and healing from pain. They did and I have had a pain free week.
Today the rotator cuff pain was really getting to me. While driving to my granddaughter’s birthday party I prayed “Lord, please heal my rotator cuff. I have done nothing to deserve a healing but please have mercy and heal me. If you do, I’ll tell everyone I know. I’ll put it on facebook, I’ll phone and email friends. I’ll tell everyone. Please heal my arm.” Guess what………………………………………………………………………. I
put my pajamas on tonight without difficulty. I am moving my arm in movements that I haven’t been able to in a long time. I don’t know why God doesn’t always heal but I know sometimes He still does. I’m pain free right now and I am so thankful. Thank you Jesus that you’re the same today, yesterday and forever.