A Disappointing Prayer for Healing

“A while ago, I developed a horrendous stabbing pain in my feet. Just getting out of bed in the morning was a painful experience. It would come and go throughout the day; if I was on my feet for an extended period of time my feet would ache. Once I got home and sat down, standing back up would bring tears to my eyes. As time went on it only got worse. For well over a year I dealt with the pain every single day. It got to the point where it was hard for me to stand at all or even participate during prayer ministry. I received prayer for the pain several times, but nothing changed.

One Sunday I attended Unchained. During the call for prayer, I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me to go up for prayer for the pain one more time. I had a feeling that this was it; healing was on its way. I stood up, wincing at the pain and walked over for prayer. I told the woman what the issue was and she asked if we could go sit down; she wanted to lay hands on both my feet (which wasn’t the first time this happened).

I have felt the presence of God before. I know what the Holy Spirit feels like. Yet, during this time of prayer, I felt absolutely nothing. I had really thought that God was going to work a miracle for me and heal me. Yet, I felt nothing. I thanked the woman, got up and went back to my seat feeling let down and disappointed. I sat down in my seat and sulked. I was on the verge of frustrated tears and I spoke to God and said “I don’t get it, I really felt like you spoke to me earlier and told me to go get prayer for my foot. I really thought you were going to heal me this time.” I felt like God was shaking his head and laughing at me. Then he spoke to me and said, “Amy, did your feet hurt when you stood up after you got prayer?”

I sat there stuck. I realized I had felt no pain at all whatsoever when I had stood up and walked back from prayer. Now I was scared to move. I didn’t want to test it. I felt like the Holy Spirit was telling me to stand up, that it was okay. I was healed.

So, I got up and my feet did not hurt. Tears started streamed down my face. I sat down. I stood up. No pain. So I sat down again. I stood up again. No pain. I did this several times. The pain was gone. I honestly could not believe it, yet I was so thankful.  For the first time in nearly two years, my feet did not ache. I was actually healed!”
—Amy Wicklund