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Fear, Faith and Migraines:
Renewing your mind can help renew your body
by Muriel Larson
"Bob, this migraine is killing me!" Sue exclaimed to her husband. "You're a doctor. Isn't there something else that can help me?"
"I'm sorry, *Sue honey," he answered, "but we've tried everything I can think of. I know even the drugs don't help much. I guess you'll just have to learn to live with it."
"Learn to live with it!" Sue cried. "I'm tired of these headaches, stomachaches, nausea, and vomiting!"
Stress resulted in headaches
Peace and joy seemed impossible
What is it? Sue wondered. What is it?
"Oh, I have been so sick with migraine headaches for so long," Sue groaned. "I've prayed to God to help me, but nothing has changed. Maybe God is more concerned about people who are in greater distress than I am."
"Sue, the Bible says that God even cares for the sparrows," Rosie said. "God even knows how many hairs are on your head. He is concerned about any pain you may suffer."
"Do you really think He cares about my headaches?" Sue asked. "Do you think He might even heal them in answer to prayer?"
Rosie nodded. "I certainly do," she answered, "but you have to trust Him. Why don't you come to a home prayer meeting with me tomorrow night, and we'll pray for you."
"All right," Sue agreed. Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful if God healed me? she thought. Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could have the faith, serenity, and joy Rosie has!
Sue went to that meeting fully expecting God would help her. The Christians prayed for her. And that night she turned her life over to the Lord. For when she heard that Jesus loved her, that He had died for her sins, and that He would come to live in her if she truly received Him, she knew it was true.
A New Way of Life
Sue's headaches had started when she was a child growing up in a difficult situation, with an alcoholic father and unruly sisters. The headaches had resulted from things that happened to her and from her reaction to those things. Thus, whenever anything caused her stress, she would get a migraine headache.
Now, however, with the Lord in her life, Sue began to meet stressful situations with faith. To her joy, the migraine headaches began clearing up.
Occasionally, when Sue took her eyes off the Lord and fell back into her old thought patterns, she would get a migraine attack. But thankfully, the frequent migraines became a thing of the past.
After Sue began her new life with the Lord, prayers began to be answered. Family relationships were healed. Sue and her husband became one in the Spirit, and their marriage became more beautiful. Christ became the center of their home and conversation.
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