I had a weak body and often fell ill ever since I was a child. In my memory, illnesses had never left me. Even in my childhood, I suffered the torment of poisoned sores, tumor, and hemorrhoids; after I grew up, slight illnesses such as headache or fever were common occurrence to me. Besides, I easily got a cold in cold weather, and was liable to sunstroke in summer; I couldn’t work much, because a little heavy work would cause acute pain in the back as if my backbone were broken. I felt dizzy and had a headache frequently due to my low blood sugar. … Indeed, I had no serious illness but endless ailments. Because of my constant poor health, my parents and my brothers and sisters all took good care of me lest I get tired or catch a cold. After I got married, my husband looked after me with great care, and never asked me to do any heavy work. I was often moved to tears by the passionate care of my family. However, despite their love, they couldn’t share any pain and torment of the illness with me, but could only go around seeking doctors and remedies for me. Disappointingly, none of the doctors could find the cause of my illness, let alone cure my illness and restore me to health!
One morning, when I was going to get up, I suddenly felt unwell all over. My back hurt so much that I could hardly rise from bed and have breakfast, and I couldn’t move my neck a little because I had a stiff neck. What an unspeakable suffering! My husband sent for a doctor, who could neither tell the cause of my illness nor ease my pain after examining me. Finally, the doctor just said a few words, “Your illness is nothing serious. You will get better naturally in several days.” However, several months had passed in a trice, yet I didn’t get any better at all. I had to stay in bed and be cared for by my family. Because of the suffering of my illness, I felt it so miserable to live! I thought about it and asked myself over and over again: Why will man fall ill? Where do illnesses come from? How can I break free from the pain and torment of my illness? If only man could live a healthy life free from illness!
Just when I was moaning and groaning in sickness and feeling confused, my elder sister read a passage of God’s words to me, “After Satan corrupted man, they have become ever more fallen, afflicted by increasingly severe illnesses, and suffered more and more deeply. They felt more and more intensely the emptiness and misery of the human world, how hard it is to survive in it, and they lost hope for it as time went on. All such sufferings were caused by Satan. To regain mankind’s good destination from Satan’s hand, God has to taste these sufferings and pay this price personally, so that man can completely return to God. Now God has undergone all sufferings in man’s stead and paid this price personally, serving as powerful evidence. In the future mankind will no longer have the sorrows and joys and partings and reunions of the world, the griefs and worries of the flesh, or the birth, age, illness, and death of the world, and man will completely belong to God and enter into mankind’s good destination.” (from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs) God’s word dispelled my confusion and lighted up my dead heart! I realized that the mankind created by God in the beginning was free from illnesses. It was after men were corrupted by Satan and began to live under the influence of darkness of Satan and live in the degenerated flesh that worries and pains came into the world and men needed to experience the law of birth, aging, sickness, and death. However, God has never left or forsaken man for this reason, and He pays out silently for man and comes to earth personally to save man. Two thousand years ago, the lovable Savior Jesus was nailed to the cross to redeem man from the hands of Satan. Today, God practically undergoes the suffering of the world to free man from the pain of illness, and expresses the truth to lead and save man. He also fights against Satan practically to save the corrupt and degenerated mankind back and keep them away from Satan’s influence forever, so that they will not be afflicted or tortured by Satan any more. Thereby God will take man into a good destination where there are no pains and worries. In God’s word, I not only found the cause of mankind’s illness, but also tasted God’s motherly love and mercy! And at the same time, I saw the hope of being saved.
Since then, I often read God’s words. Whenever I suffered from the illnesses, I came before God and prayed to Him, telling Him my pain and weakness, and asking Him to give me faith and strength so that I could overcome the restrictions of my illness. Afterwards, I read God’s words, “The coming of illness is God’s love, there must be God’s good purpose in it. Although the flesh suffers a bit, do not accept Satan’s thoughts. Praise God in illness, and enjoy God in praises. Don’t lose heart in the face of illness. Seek repeatedly and don’t give up. God will illuminate and enlighten you. How about Job’s faith? Almighty God is an almighty doctor! Living in illness, you are ill. Living in spirit, you will be fine. As long as you have one breath left, God will not let you die. … God’s word is really sweet! God’s word is a sovereign remedy! Shame the devils and Satan! Touch God’s word and we will have support. God’s word remedies our heart instantly! Nothing will go wrong and everything will go peaceful. Faith is a single-plank bridge. Whoever fears death can hardly cross it. Whoever gives up his life can cross it securely. When man has the thought of timidity and fear, it is just the fooling of Satan. It fears that we might pass the bridge of faith into God. Satan is always trying every possible means to give you thoughts. Beseech God to illuminate and enlighten us constantly, rely on God to cleanse our satanic poisons within constantly, practice drawing near to God constantly in spirit, and let God rule over and occupy our whole being.” God’s words gave me faith and strength, and I realized that Almighty God, the Head of all things, is leading us on earth and that it is He who rules over all things. Whether my illness would get better or not, I would like to commit it to the control of God. From God’s words, I also realized that as long as I have one breath left, God will not let me die. I was immediately fully assured and no longer worried about dying early because of my illness. Meanwhile, through reading God’s words, I understood God’s requirements for man: Pray more, and focus on reading God’s word and understanding the truth; we should have the faith of Job and rely on God wholeheartedly. We should neither doubt nor hesitate, and we should not pay much attention to our flesh, because Satan is afflicting man exactly through the flesh. When we recognize Satan’s tricks, we will no longer be fooled and afflicted by Satan. After understanding, I completely committed my illnesses to God, relied on God, and decided not to live in my flesh any more but live by God’s words, “Almighty God is an almighty doctor! Living in illness, you are ill. Living in spirit, you will be fine. As long as you have one breath left, God will not let you die.” “God’s word is really sweet! God’s word is a sovereign remedy! Shame the devils and Satan! Touch God’s word and we will have support. God’s word remedies our heart instantly! Nothing will go wrong and everything will go peaceful.” When I began to focus on understanding the truth and knowing God and seeking a transformation of my disposition, I recovered from my illness unconsciously. All this came beyond my expectation. I had never dreamed that my illnesses, which were not cured after so many years of seeing doctors and seeking medical treatments, are finally cured once and for all! It makes me truly experience the authority and power of God’s word, and even more makes me see Almighty God is an almighty doctor!
Today, I accept God’s word as my life, enjoy the keeping of God’s love, and lead a healthy and happy life before the Creator! Thank God very much for His salvation. All the glory be to Almighty God!