Hi, my name is Alexxa Lowery with the GOD TV team and I would like to welcome you to God Today. Today I want to share a little bit about my healing testimony and how the Lord showed up in my life when I desperately needed it.
Growing up, I didn’t really have a relationship with the Lord and when I was 15, I was actually diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. This was such a challenging time not knowing God as my healer and entering into this season.
I received two different types of chemotherapy, one of them was referred to as the “red devil”. As you can imagine, this was especially scary, and I didn’t know how my body would react to it. They actually referred to it as the red devil because of how hard people will take it, and how hard it was on your patient’s body.
I got my first dosage of it and I just responded awfully to it. And I was constantly throwing up. It was not a good experience whatsoever. I went home for 2 weeks, crying to my parents that I couldn’t do it, there was no way I could finish treatment if I was going to respond that way to every single treatment. Mind you, I had 18 chemotherapies to do in full. And that was only my first one.
I took two weeks off and my parents ultimately encouraged me that I could do it, and I was strong and that I could get through it and do anything. So, I ended up at the hospital two weeks later. I was admitted to my hospital room and I remember sitting in my hospital bed and my mom was playing worship music. I put my right hand over my heart, under my blanket, because I didn’t want my mom to know I was praying. I had never really prayed before. I didn’t even know if God was real. I just knew about a guy in the sky. At this moment, I wanted to know if He was real. I tell people that I became desperate for more of who He was. All I had ever heard growing up was that He was good. And I wanted to experience that when I needed it the most.
I put my right hand over my heart and I said, “God, I don’t know if you are real, but if you are real, don’t even take cancer out of my body, I just don’t want to throw up anymore.” I said, “If you do this for me I will follow you and I will know you are real.” I said, “Amen.” I didn’t even know if I had prayed right, which is so funny.
My doctors came in and they set me up to my IV, and sure enough, I slept through the entire night, and I woke up the next morning shocked that my body responded well to it. And I hadn’t thrown up. All of the nurses were like, “This is amazing! You are responding so well!” I reflected back on my prayer from the night before. I was like, “Wow, I think that was the first time I had ever prayed in faith to something that I desperately needed to be real in my life.”
I slept through the night, like I said, not only was it that treatment that I didn’t throw up, but the rest of the treatments that I had, so about 15 after that, I never threw up again. And if you are familiar with cancer treatment, that kind of stuff is unheard of. Nobody could tell me otherwise, at that moment, God is real. His healing presence exists. It wasn’t until I experienced that personally, in my own life to where I could confidently tell people about who He is.
I was baptized after that, I gave myself to the Lord as I told Him I would. I just wanted to encourage anybody today who needs healing in their bodies, or who knows somebody who might need healing. God can heal you and He does heal. He wants to heal you. I release my healing testimony over anybody who needs that in their lives today. God is good and it can be that simple. I also wanted to release Isaiah 41:10 over you guys, “Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be afraid for I am near God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This verse, in particular, was something I was able to lean on during treatment. I release that to you guys! Just want to let you guys know that Jesus heals. It can be that simple. I bless you guys. In Jesus’ name – be healed!