Healing and Hearing | Northlands Church
October 2017

Healing and Hearing

For 11 years I've battled a chronic neck issue where my head would involuntarily turn to the left... 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.The most recent 5 1/2 years have been a discovery through prayer and counseling that I've been experiencing a physical manifestation of a spiritual condition of turning back in regret, turning to the side in comparison and turning away from the face of God because I was having a hard time believing that God is good.Over the past 5 1/2 years I would say that there's been about 99% healing. So a month ago when the prayer team invited people up for prayer who were suffering from chronic neck issues, I accepted that invitation, always believing for the full healing. After the prayer, I could not tell if there was any improvement, because my neck would only turn and pull in certain situations.The next day, I woke up and asked the Lord if there was anywhere he was leading me to read. Before I had even fully formed the question to God, the idea "Josiah" popped in my head. I looked up where I could read about Josiah and turned to 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. Before I started reading I wondered what "Josiah" meant, so I looked it up and found that it actually means "Jehovah has healed!"That meaning was enough of a message to encourage me, but I went on to read the passage. I'm sure there is more for me to discover in that passage, but the second verse shares this about Josiah, "And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the ways of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.” ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭22:2‬Since that day, instead of focusing on the 1% neck turning, I've been letting the phrase "Jehovah has healed" wash over me.**There has been more improvement since I was prayed over and since God shared the word of "Josiah" a month ago. However, even as I shared this testimony in prayer last week, there was still a slight pulling. I'm believing the message "Jehovah has healed" and that the turning will completely cease. smile