Barbara Torra: God Still Heals Today
By Rod Thomas
The 700 Club
Barbara Torra of Dunmore, PA enjoys spending time with her family. But not long ago, even simple movements caused unbearable pain.
She remembers, "It was almost time to leave and a customer wanted a pair of pants off of a mannequin. And so I lifted up the mannequin with my hands, and I hurt my back. I started feeling like throbbing pain in my lower back, and it was going down my leg a little bit."
Her doctor informed her that she suffered damage to the fourteenth vertebra in her back.
"And they sent me to the back doctor, and I couldn’t bend down and touch my toes. I mean, 'I was crying all the time. I was just in so much pain,' " she says.
For eight months, Barbara lived in severe pain. But through it all, she believed that God would heal her.
"I just kept studying God’s word and kept claiming Scriptures and kept just saying, 'No, that this pain is not going to be on my body. I just relied on God to heal me.' "
Barbara was a regular viewer of The 700 Club, but this day, she paid special attention to the prayer segment.
"I just knew that day God was going to do something special for me. I think it was the second word of knowledge, and the host said, 'There’s somebody out there being healed in their lower back, their L-4 disc, with bulging disc, and God is completely healing you and restoring your back.' And I said, 'Okay, that’s it, Lord, that’s it.' ”
Barbara continues, "I went down on my knees, and I just started praising the Lord and crying and thanking Him."
Over the next three days, Barbara realized she was totally healed.
"Working out was a really big part of my life. And when I couldn’t do that, I was devastated. It felt really good to be able to sit on the floor with my eight-year-old because she has special needs, and she likes to play all these different games with mommy," she says.
Her husband, Ellie is also thankful.
"It’s hard to describe how grateful I am that He healed my wife. It just makes life a little more enjoyable, you know, gives us a little more free time if we’re able to do things together," he says,
"He’s always faithful, so I know God heals today. A lot of people believe that the Bible says, 'God healed people in the Bible back then, He doesn’t do it any more.' That’s not true. God heals today, and His Word is the same today, yesterday, and forever," says Barbara.
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