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I want to be healed

29 Nov

For over a year, I had a small bump of dead skin on the sole of my right foot. It wasn’t exactly painful but it was uncomfortable when I walked.

It was either a corn or a wart. But no one could tell me for sure what it was and how to treat it.

I had tried to scrub it off with a pumice stone until it was flat, but soon the dead skin would grow back. I had also tried clipping off the dead skin with a nail-clipper. As with the scrubbing, the dead skin soon grew back.

Then, I decided to stop picking on it, and see what happens. To my dismay, a similar looking bump of dead skin grew next to the existing one, and a few more had surfaced on the same foot.

I paid more attention to my foot care hygiene but the condition didn’t improve.

I tried corn plasters which only ‘cushioned’ my foot from abrasion and did nothing to get rid of the corn/wart.

Finally, I did what any wise Christian ought to have done in the first place. I made a phone call to God and consulted Him on what was the condition on my foot, and for Him to heal me.

Soon, a doctor confirmed that what I had was wart, not corn.

She asked if I had tried corn plasters. I told her they didn’t work for me. She recommended 2 types of treatment: 1 laser; 2 nitrogen freezing. I asked which was a more effective treatment and how many sessions it would take before I could be completely healed. She said it depended on the individual. There were patients who needed 3 treatment sessions and others who needed more than that.

In short, what she was telling me was that I had to do the treatment until the warts were completely removed and she couldn’t be absolutely sure how long that would take.

Laser would cost at least a thousand dollars whilst the freezing would cost about $300 for each session. Both were too costly for me, especially with the non-guaranteed result.

I left the clinic without doing either treatment. But I received the answer on what was the condition on my foot.

I had lived with the warts for such a long time, and like a friend said if they didn’t affect my life, I could continue bearing with the slight discomfort, and getting used to them as being part of me. And who knows,  they might go away by themselves one day.

Yet, somehow, I felt adamant to get healed. I went home and I prayed for God to provide a treatment for me.

That afternoon, I surfed the internet for the treatment of warts. Besides the two treatments I had heard from the doctor earlier, I read with interest about a treatment that used duct tape.

Although it didn’t make much scientific sense and there were some controversies to the treatment, I felt it was the right thing to do.

I dug out some old masking tape at home and cut it to the right size to cover each wart on my right foot. I did this conscientiously for about a week, sticking a new piece of masking tape over when the old one had dropped off. And when I noticed dead skin growing, I would clip or file it off. I continued to cover each wart with a piece of tape everyday.

At the end of the first week, a black spot surfaced from the most recent wart and I was able to clip off a piece of dead skin with the black spot. I checked and confirmed that I had foot (plantar) wart. That was the end of that wart! Praise the Lord!!!

I continued the masking tape treatment on the other warts until they were completely removed.

I’ve been walking comfortably ‘wart-free’ for 2 months.

I’ve read about many miracles of healing in the bible and heard about miraculous healings happening to others. This is the one of the impactful times I had experienced a physical healing myself.

Once again, God has shown that He cares about my well-being. Instead of whining and complaining about my problems, I will present them to Him in prayers and ask for His guidance to overcome them.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  ~* Philippians 4:6-7

 

 

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Posted by on November 29, 2010 in Scribbles

 

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