During a ministry trip to Texas my team and I met a man volunteering in a local prison. We noticed he walked with an obvious limp. He told us he had been bow hunting four years ago and had fallen fifteen feet out of a tree. His ankle bone had been virtually ground to powder on impact and metal plates and pins had been put in to restore minimal function. He had no range of motion and was in constant pain.
We immediately offered to pray for him. He agreed but asked us not to pray for the pain to leave. He explained that the pain reminded him of the connection he had to Jesus during that traumatic time. We respected his wishes by not praying for the pain to leave but instead prayed for every cell of his body to be whole. A little while later, one of the team members decided to leave the pain up to Jesus, praying, “Jesus, if it is Your will, take care of the pain too.”
We didn’t see immediate healing but told him to keep paying attention because it’s impossible to pray and have nothing happen! Less than two days later he woke up as usual and walked down the hallway to his bathroom. He got halfway there before realizing he had absolutely no ankle pain and was no longer limping! He circled and stretched his ankle and found he had full mobility, despite all the metal still being in place! This should have been impossible. He couldn’t wait to share his miracle with all the prison inmates. Jesus is not only the comforter in trauma but the healer too!