Shirley was in her 60s. She had arthritic hands that were very painful. She couldn’t close her fists. The first time I prayed there was no change. Then I had a sense she was highly anxious about her family and children, and there was even some control and manipulation. (Although I didn’t say this part). So I aske her about the anxiety and she acknowledged this was true.
I led her in a prayer to cast her cares on the Lord, and to release her family to God. I prayed again and she reported 50% improvement. I prayed one more time and she then reported 100% imporvement and showed me how she could open and close her hands with no pain. I encouraged her to keep trusting God, to just love her children, and to pray for them. ~Steve