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Battle Against Mysterious Pain Ends With Prayer

Charlotte never imagined that she would be in so much pain she couldn’t take care of her family or work. For five years she lived with this chronic pain, but refused to lose hope. Read Transcript


NARRATOR: Charlotte Baxley never imagined

the day would come that she would be in so much pain she

couldn't take care of her family or help

run the several restaurants she and her husband owned.

But it did.

I actually started having some pain on my right side in 2010.

And the doctor I was going to at that time,

she did extensive x-rays, blood work,

and couldn't find anything wrong.

NARRATOR: Over the next few years,

the pain and fatigue got worse.

Eventually Charlotte discovered she had Lyme disease

and an inflamed liver.

Doctors started treating the Lyme disease

and prescribed painkillers.

But nothing seemed to help.

I felt like every day that I was dying.

That I was literally dying.

You are aching and tired.

You don't have any energy.

You don't feel like doing anything but just sitting

or lying.

I would get up and try to sweep, mop, cook,

whatever, the normal things I always did and I just

couldn't do it.

I would leave the house every morning

and knowing that the pain she was in.

I was losing hope.

But she never gave up.

NARRATOR: That's because there were

some things the pain couldn't keep her from doing.

It didn't stop me from praying and it didn't stop me

from reading my Bible.

In fact, I probably drew closer to the Lord

then than I ever had.

And I learned that when Jesus is all you got,

Jesus is all you need.

NARRATOR: But after nearly five years of chronic pain,

even praying the way her mother taught her became unbearable.

And I wasn't able to get down on my knees because

of the pain.

I literally would get on the couch

and just cry, just lay there and cry and just

call out to God because it was just so painful at that time.

NARRATOR: Charlotte knew she needed a miracle.

She says it came one day while watching

one of her favorite shows, The 700 Club.

CHARLOTTE: And I was standing at the refrigerator.

Terry said--

There's someone else with a liver condition,

actually fairly recent, God's healing that for you right now.

Just praise his name and you'll receive it.

And I immediately raised my hands

and I said, God that is for me.

I know that it is for me.

And I'm claiming healing.

NARRATOR: She continued praying and believing God for healing.

Within a few weeks, the pain was completely gone.

I got up one morning and I wasn't hurting.

And I thought, wow, I feel really good.

I mean that was the first time I had not been

in pain in 4 and 1/2 years.

So after about a week, I knew.

I said, Lord, you have healed my body.

And I just claimed it because I knew I

had prayed that day with Terry.

And God had heard our prayers and he answered.

She looked at me and said, God's healed me.

And he did.

One day it was just like the world

just turned back the way it was supposed to be.

NARRATOR: Charlotte has since been cured of Lyme disease

and is off all medication.

She is still pain free and able to enjoy her family again.

The Lord gave me Luke 18:1 during my sick times,

and it's to always pray and don't give up.

No matter what you're going through, no matter what

hardship, storm, circumstance, God walks with you

through that storm.

And he's never going to leave us nor forsake us.

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