Hey, just thought I would share this event to show how my faith had increased over a certain event in my life.
About 4 years ago (when I was 17) I discovered something on the side of my body, it looked to be a discolouration on my skin but was really itchy and flaky, a patch just a few shades darker than my normal skin tone, doctors couldn't really decipher what it was with certainty. Whatever it was it was about the size of a 20c peice. Anyway it grew and grew till it was about the 5 times the size to what I found it. It grew that much over a period of 3 and a half years. It would occupy my thoughts alot because something that was not meant to be there and that was not normal was sitting on the right side of my body. Doctors told me it might be a form of preliminary skin cancer because it grew in oddly similiar pattern. I was not allowed to treat it with anything until the skin specialists found out exactly what it was in case a reaction might happen with my skin. I was scheduled to have an appointment the specialists after exams in '09.
I came to a complete stop nearing the finals of my university exams. I said nothing will heal this, its been 3 and a half years; so I said the most simplest prayer to God, "God, please heal me of this thing. Have mercy upon me, a sinner, in the name of Chist. Amen". (That was the first time I had ever being vocal with God about it).
A week later after exams I came to casually check it (because I had to measure it every week for the specialists and record it in a notebook to help them with their diagnosis), checked, it wasn't there, thought to myself maybe I'm checking the wrong side, checked the left side of my body, then my right again, rubbed my eyes a few times. It was gone, no trace of it. This was about 5 months ago and still is no trace. My faith jumped a few miles ever since that because it showed me how intimate God really is, and cares about me with my small skin abnormalities even when He Himself had been scolded until His skin was in ribbons down His body for the sake of our sins.
Glory be to God Forever.