When There Is No One Else But God

We were in the mountains of Sikkim, near a town called Namchi. My wife, daughter, and I visited this area for the first time. It was after being healed of chronic back pain that I had for 17 years. With every step, I thanked God for healing and restoration. I could never imagine climbing and walking like this before. The hills and mountains around Namchi were quite steep, and every step was amazing to me. In fact, one of the villages we visited required a climb of more than 260 steps (pictured below).

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The mountains were beautiful and I enjoyed every minute as all my prior expectations were blown away. Before my healing, I was never be able to move my body as I used to. One by one, each MRI revealed that my back was falling apart. I could barely stand, sit, or lie down without excruciating pain.

I finally asked the doctor, “Does this mean that my back will eventually collapse and I’ll finally be crippled? The doctor struggled with that question and stumbled for words as he explained that the damage was irreversible. Then he said that an operation may help, but the success rate was too low and the risk too high.

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I felt like my body was giving up on me. It was as if there is still life left in me, but my body was giving up too early. I experienced somewhat of a feeling of betrayal. My body should have stayed with me for the rest of my life. It was a deep internal struggle that was unexplainable.

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When David was betrayed by his own son Absalom, he had to flee. David realized there was no one to trust except God. Thus he responded: “But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill” (Ps 3:3-4). David had lost all hope, and in the midst of his distress, he reminds himself that God is his hope.

In my utter helplessness, God in his mercy, put me through about two years of emotional healing and finally experienced his miraculous touch in June 2012. The pain was miraculously gone and I was able to resume all my former activities. You can read about the healing at this link.

The mountains of Namchi were a testimony to God’s faithfulness and healing power. What is impossible with people is possible with God.

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4 thoughts on “When There Is No One Else But God

  1. Dear Alexi
    Thank you so much for sharing your testimony of God’s faithfulness and healing power. We all have our crosses to bare at certain points in our life and it is encouraging to be reminded that we are not alone and that we must never forget what an awesome God we serve. I can testify of my complete healing of my eyesight. I had been wearing glasses since the age of 16 and every year when I went back for a check up my eyesight had deteriated. I also had a stigmatism in my one eye. About 3 years ago my glasses went missing. I had no money to replace them. So I said Father God you did not make me with imperfect eyesight. I trust that you can heal my eyes. In faith I continued without my glasses. I was near sighted which meant I could not read road signs or distinguish a person’s featured from afar. I also had difficulty driving at night without glasses. A few months later I was driving at night and realised that I could see perfectly. A miracle had taken place. When I went to have my eyes tested to renew my drivers licence I asked to check my results. There it was in black and white perfect vision. For someone to have perfect vision at the age of 44 that previously wore glasses was a double miracle. God did not give me back some sight He gave me perfect eyesight! Praise to my awesome Daddy!

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