I’m a young woman (23 years old) who wants to share a testimony about a healing miracle on my left leg, which happened late last year in 2015. But first, let me provide the back-story for my condition.
It started about 7 years ago, when I was still in high school. At that time, I began to notice a difference about the way my body was aligned. When I stood, I tended to lean to the left because it felt more comfortable. And when I made myself stand as straight as possible, I found that one shoulder seemed higher than the other. At first, I brushed this matter off because the signs were so slight.
One day however, I studied myself in the mirror. I scrutinised every inch of my body very closely. Indeed, my shoulders were tilted. Furthermore, I found that my left hip was less rounded than my right hip. When I turned to the side, the curve of my left lower back was not as pronounced as the right. My left kneecap was also very slightly lower than my right kneecap. I eventually realised that all of these oddities in my body alignment and shape were because my left leg was actually a bit shorter than my right leg.
Even so, I went on with normal life as I didn’t take the problem seriously or thought it was very obvious. I never thought of going to the doctor either. Aside from my parents (especially mom) and one sister, no one else really knew about my legs. As I grew older, they became worse. Because I was so used to leaning left, my left leg shortened even more. There were other side effects too. My left hip and waist were more straightened than before. My right leg was forced to bend outwards to match the left leg. After long walks or short runs, my right knee would hurt because more pressure would be placed on the joints of the longer right leg. I had to put in a little extra effort to smoothen my walking gait and prevent limps. When I started practicing free weights training in university years, I disliked doing lunges most of all because it was very hard to move forward and back to the start position on the shorter leg. I stumbled quite often. And the list went on…
Up till much of last year, I’d indeed resigned myself to having unequal legs. It was all I knew. However, things changed for me on the night of 07th Oct. 2015. I’m part of the Agape Family Centre Church in Tungku, Brunei, and I’d heard from my mom about a healing session being held there that night by Ps. Peter Truong and Ruth, his wife. My mom wanted me to go because of my legs. I didn’t really want to. I was tired, grumpy, and didn’t think God would suddenly pick me out of the crowd for any miracle. After all, I’d never experienced big, exciting miracles. Why now? In the end, I still went. I thought, “Well, since I am so unwilling to go, then maybe I should do just the opposite. See what happens.” Something definitely happened.
For most of the service, I sat in my chair feeling grouchy and clueless. When Ps. Peter asked the church members to go around and pray for healing for each other, I simply got up and looked for someone. I didn’t need to walk very far, when an older sister in Christ met me halfway. She smiled and asked, “Can I pray for you?” I said yes, and explained to her some of my healing requests. Aside from my legs, I also had other smaller pains and issues.
The sister then prayed for me, laying a hand on the specific spots in question. As she spoke in tongues and placed her hand on my left hip, a funny feeling occurred there. I distinctly felt the left leg bone grow, and the left hip bone shift upwards to align with my right. I was dazed. “I can’t believe it,” I thought, “No, no. I shouldn’t be like that! I will believe He healed me!” I was half- afraid that if I didn’t believe, my legs would go back to what they were before. When the sister took her hand away, I stumbled a little. It was very new and confusing, having equal balance on both legs. I felt like a newborn horse finding its footing.
That night at home, my mom, sister and I couldn’t stop checking my legs. My mom kept saying they were indeed straight and how scary it was. I was even a bit afraid of my left leg. It didn’t feel like my leg at all. It felt new. It was whole and straight and restored. I was in awe and thanked God repeatedly.
The next few weeks after the miracle were spent on readjusting my walk, balance, and body alignment. I can tell you it isn’t easy breaking 7- year habits. For one thing, I had to stop leaning to the left when I stood or sat. I had to learn to position my legs a little differently when I walked, now that they were both the same length. I also had to remind myself to distribute my weight evenly on both feet. So far, it’s been slow progress. There are times I still forget. I would say the most noticeable effect of having equal legs, is that now both legs become equally tired after a long day. The knee and hip pain in my right side have stopped. My overall body alignment and even muscle tone, have also greatly improved. I have God to thank for that. Although I was unsteady in my belief, He chose to bless me with this miracle and erase my doubts. The Lord’s Name is to be blessed always!