Summer Testimony: I Can See

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This summer God really showed himself faithful in my life. I am grateful and appreciative for all the blessings and miracles. There is one I probably will never forget. He restored my sight.

Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
— James 5:14 NIV

On Sunday, a few weeks ago, in the middle of a church service I started losing my sight. My vision became blurry by the moment and I didn't feel well. That's never happened to me before. I panicked and immediately told one of the church mothers what was going on.

I quickly walked in the bathroom crying and barely able to speak. She immediately informed the leaders. The church service stopped entirely and everyone joined hands and prayed for me. I started seeing slightly better but I still felt bad. 

On the car ride home, I stretched out in the backseat for relief and almost close to the house I started vomiting. Completely weak when I arrived home, my mother helped me up the stairs. I laid in my bed that night drained with a trash can by my side as my companion.

I ended up taking two days off from work (which is a big deal for me). I was too tired to pray for myself but different members of the church checked in on me. My Apostle called to see how I was doing and my Pastor informed my mom she was fasting for me. 

My vision got better, but I was still concerned. I thought about the stories that I heard about young people unexpectedly losing their sight. Would I become one of these people too?! I hoped I wouldn't!

I nervously made an appointment to see the eye doctor. He checked out my eyes and told me… my eyes were fine. He said they were a little above average.

Thank you, Jesus! 

God really came through and so did my church family. It’s imperative we have supportive people around us who genuinely care about our well-being. It’s even more important to have people in our life praying for us during the times we can’t even pray for ourselves.

Lastly, I read stories in the Bible about Jesus healing the vision of the people, but I never imagined it would be me. Additionally, I am starting to learn God will allow us to go through hard times to show us He can bring us out and who really cares about us.

What did God do for you this summer? I know He did something. :) Comment below.