As I was running errands around town, I drove past a woman in a wheelchair waiting at her bus stop. All at once I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit overshadow me and He said, "Go pray for her" I knew he was referring to her legs. right as he said this I could see her bus was just 3 blocks away! I told the Lord, "God please, if this is your will then don't let the bus pick her up before I can pray for her!" Right after I said that I saw her bus get a red light, and the turning lane for me went green. I make a sharp u-turn and rushed to find a parking spot.
The nearby street was packed with cars but in God's perfect timing there was a spot I could fit in, so I parked it and ran over to the woman. As I got closer to her I could see the bus was only two blocks away, I knew I didn't have time to waste. I got closer to her and could see the look on her face, it was a look of defeat. I could discern her life situation wasn't going good and knew she was wrestling with some heaviness. I walked up next to her and said, "Excuse me mam, I was just driving by and the Lord placed it on my heart to pray for you. Would it be ok for me to pray for you?" and with a very sad look on her face, she agreed.
As I began to pray for God to heal her legs, I started seeing a vision. I saw a hip bone come into focus but it looked a bit odd. As it came info focus, I could see the bone was breaking on one side and splitting apart. God told me, "Pray for her broken bones to be healed and to receive strength." So I responded in faith and commanded her broken bones to be healed and strengthened in the name of Jesus Christ!
After prayer, I asked her how she was feeling and with a big smile she responded, "I feel a lot better!" The heaviness I saw earlier was gone and a new glow of God's peace was upon her. Lead by the vision I saw while praying earlier I asked, "If you don't mind me asking, how did you get to be in that wheel chair?" She began to describe to me a series of physical and emotional pain, to put it simply, her life has been really rough. She mentioned something that gave me goosebumps, she said a while ago she fell and broke her hip. This confirmed the vision I saw, I knew God was healing her hip! The complications that came with the healing process caused her disability which ultimately made her situation much more difficult.
I knew with confidence God had healed her broken hip and was on the brink of turning her life around! Just as I was about to speak faith into her and ask her to stand up to see what God had done, the bus arrived! She quickly placed her attention on the bus and ended our conversation. As someone who's experienced the public bus system, I don't blame her for being in a rush, especially since she had to use the wheel chair access.
Since I figured that was over with, I asked the woman next to her if she knew about Jesus and she quickly responded yes and asked for prayer. Interestingly enough, I had no idea what I was going to say as I prayed for her because my mind was still trying to process the last event! The Holy Spirit told me, "Pray for me to bless her finances." And right as I said that she gave a smile of relief and confirmation. She, more than anyone knew that prayer was a "timely prayer of confirmation".
And that's how it ended, is it what you expected? Were you expecting a huge climax like, "then the woman stook up and we jumped for joy!"? I can honestly say that's what I was hoping for, and as I drove back home I was feeling a bit down by the lack of confirmation. The Holy Spirit began to remind me of all the miracles Jesus did, and not all of them got confirmation. The funny thing about confirmation is, we won't get it if we're looking for it. Sure, sometimes healing is immediate and everyone loves when faith is instantly rewarded, but that doesn't rule out the situations where confirmation is withheld.
All in all, I am certain this woman was healed by the Spirit of the Lord! All glory goes to Jesus Christ, I'm grateful I got to see the name of Jesus lifted up as a two women were touched by the Holy Spirit. All of these signs confirm the truth God's word tells us, Romans 10:9 "If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." This is why God blesses us with these testimonies, to share with the world that Jesus hasn't changed! Just as true as his healing hand is, so is the salvation he offers to all through faith in his ultimate sacrifice on the cross! Death & Hell have been defeated, enter into eternal life and enjoy a life lived wholly for him!
Share this testimony and spread the good news, Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.", John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."