Pastor Llewellyn – Your Miracle Exit

Your Miracle Exit

Pastor Llewellyn Roberts  

23 February 2024

 

Lying in a hospital bed, diagnosed with viral meningitis, a brain tumour, and shingles so severe it covered my back, I was a mess. Doctors were grim, telling me I was on death’s doorstep, urging surgery that would’ve ended me for sure. An oncologist later confirmed it would’ve been a fatal mistake because of the tumour’s tricky location.  

 

That was an excellent time for me to worry, but I boldly proclaimed to the devil, “I want to tell you something today, even if I die in this place, I’m going through the gates of glory. I’ll be shouting by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed! I am healed! I’m not going to bow to you. I’m not worried. I’m not going to bow to you, anxiety.” I took a bold step and decided I’m going to get out of this bed! I pulled the heart monitor off, I pulled the drips out of my arm, and I began to walk out of the hospital. I ignored the protests of my nurse and walked out, knowing healing was mine. Despite the pain, despite the symptoms, I stood firm knowing that by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed! 

 

The Six-Week Miracle  

The next six weeks were a blur of prayer, pain, and perseverance. Every day, I spoke life over my body by declaring God’s promises of healing, even when my physical symptoms screamed otherwise. I surrounded myself with the Word of God, soaking in every scripture on healing, believing each word was a direct promise to me. Every time doubt crept in, I rebuked it, holding onto Jesus’ promise. And here’s the thing—miracles don’t always happen overnight. Mine didn’t. Each day, my strength and hope grew.  

 

Then, one morning, I woke up differently. Something had shifted. My constant pain had dulled, symptoms receded, and I glimpsed my healing manifesting. It was a moment of pure joy, a testament to God’s faithfulness. Six weeks after walking out of that hospital, my doctors confirmed what I already knew in my heart—I was healed.  

 

The Unmistakable Evidence  

My wife, always my steadfast support, had seen me through the worst of it. One day, she got into the car, ready to see the visible signs of my battle. But as she looked at me, her scream shattered the silence—not one of fear, but of astonishment. The physical manifestations of my cancer, once so evident, were gone. My face showed no signs of the disease, leaving behind smooth, unmarked skin.  

 

The Power of a Moment with God  

This journey taught me the true power of a moment with God. It showed me that when we reach out to Him, fully trusting, He meets us right where we are. It doesn’t matter how impossible the situation seems, how dire the prognosis is, or how deep the valley you’re walking through feels. God is bigger than all of it. It taught me a powerful lesson: worry gets you nowhere. Faith, on the other hand, moves mountains.  

 

To Those Carrying Burdens  

If you’re reading this and you’re burdened with worries, health issues, or seemingly insurmountable challenges, I want to encourage you. Reach out to God. Not with a heart full of fear, but with one full of faith. Tell Him your fears, yes, but also tell Him your hopes. Remember, He is a God who heals, who delivers, and who sets free.  

 

All Things Are Possible With God.   

“By the stripes of Jesus, I am healed!” These words are my story, but they can be yours too. If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re facing your own giant. Maybe it’s not cancer, but something else that looms large, threatening to consume your peace. I want to encourage you today. Whatever battle you’re facing, know that you’re not alone. Reach out to God. Lay your fears, your doubts, and your hopes at His feet. Trust in His ability to do the impossible in your life.  

 

Don’t let worry consume you. Instead, let your faith take the front seat. Pray, believe, and then watch as God moves in your life. It may not be in the way you expect, and it may not be on your timeline, but He will move. He is faithful, and His love for you knows no bounds. No matter the diagnosis, the financial pit, or the personal struggle, worry is a choice. Faith is another. Choose faith. It might not make sense to the world, but it makes all the difference.  

 

  • Isaiah 53:5 – “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”  
  • 1 Peter 2:24 – “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”  
  • Matthew 6:34 – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”  
  • Philippians 4:6-7 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”