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Healed of a Pilonidal Cyst by the Lord Jesus

by Douglas Roy

While in the Air Force in the spring of 1971, I developed a growth on my tailbone. For three days I went without sleep, due to the pain, before going to the hospital. The doctor diagnosed my problem as a pilonidal cyst [1]. It was infected and had to be lanced to relieve the pain. The doctor did this and packed the area with gauze. I returned in a few days and was told it would come back within the next year and that I would need an operation and that the recovery time was 2 weeks in the hospital. I did not look forward to this.

After leaving the military, I went to the U of MN, where I heard the gospel from a friend and had a mighty experience with God and my life was completely changed in direction. Soon after I was introduced to another young man my own age, Stephen Brown. He told me how Jesus wanted to do mighty miracles as he did when he walked the earth and show people his mighty love as I had experienced. He told me how God was going to do this again across our country and I believed him.

Not long after this, while at home in the shower, I felt the pain on my tailbone again. The cyst was growing. At that moment I prayed and asked the Lord to heal me. Those symptoms went away and the cyst never came back! Praise be to God!

It was not for many years and the invention of the internet, that I realized just how serious a pilonidal cyst can be. I read on a forum like this the experiences of many people suffering greatly from this affliction. I am doing again today, what I did back in the early nineties, putting down my testimony to give glory to God and hope to those looking for help from God. "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Heb 13:8 (KJV)

By the way, also in the 90's, I met a neighbor in Lexington, KY who had similar symptoms as I did when I was first diagnosed. She was scheduled to go to a doctor and have an operation. Upon learning this, I received faith that God could do for her as he had done for me years ago. I went home and got a small bottle of olive oil, then came back to her apartment, anointed her with oil in the name of Jesus, laid hands on her and prayed.

I did not see her again for a few weeks. When I did, I asked her about that operation. She said she never had to have it. It just went away! Praise the Lord! I believe he healed her, just as he did me. Friend, the risen Christ is alive today and asks the same question as he did when he walked the earth, "Believe ye that I am able to do this?" Matt 9:28 (KJV)

[1] A pilonidal cyst is a cystic structure that develops along the tailbone (coccyx) near the cleft of the buttocks. . . Recurrence of pilonidal cysts is common.


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Summary

"Not long after this, while at home in the shower, I felt the pain on my tailbone again. The cyst was growing. At that moment I prayed and asked the Lord to heal me. Those symptoms went away and the cyst never came back! Praise be to God!"

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