Jess Butcher is an occupational therapist by profession. Because of her work, having a critical mindset towards healing is something she can’t avoid. When she joined ministry school, she encountered miracle healings, but she always found a medical explanation. She wanted to believe the miracles, but her mind and reasoning always stopped her.
That is until one day God said to her: “Jess, I’ve never called you to understand Me first. I’ve called you to trust Me.”
From then on, Jess realized that the responsibility of healing is not based on her, but that everything is up to God. And so God allowed her to be in a place to experience His miracles.
One day she was sitting in a coffee shop, and she was reading a book that spoke about miracle healings. Then Jess saw a woman who was in a wheelchair, and she heard the Holy Spirit saying,
“These revivalists wouldn’t have taken the risks that they took if they didn’t fully believe something would happen.”
So Jess took the risk and asked the girl in the wheelchair if she could pray for her.
She found out that the woman has Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Jess was familiar with the disease but praying for her was a complete faith decision at that moment.
That night, she got back home and received a random message from someone she didn’t know. She received a video clip from the woman she prayed with. The woman was joyfully running across the car park! Upon seeing the video, Jess realized that the woman received a miracle healing. She then fell to her knees and started worshipping God.
After that message, Jess received another email from the woman saying that she can finally pick-up her baby girl again. And that moment Jess felt like she was giving a child back her mother. That was such a meaningful thing to Jess since she herself grew up with a disabled mother.
When she was 9, her mom had a stroke and a brain hemorrhage. She can’t speak and half of her body is paralyzed. Through this experience Jess’ faith in miracle healings has grown exponentially and she firmly believes that one day, God will also heal her mom.
Jess’ life is a beautiful testimony of what faith is all about. Even if you don’t understand, you still can choose to believe and receive God’s promises in your life. So if you have so many questions in your life right now, and it seems like you can’t understand everything that is going on, remember that God doesn’t call us to understand. Instead, He wants us to trust and have faith in Him.
Credits: Kris Vallotton