After four months of chemotherapy, Anne Graham Lotz believes God has healed her from breast cancer.
"While praying with my two daughters following my fifth chemo treatment, God seemed to indicate He had healed me. Cleansed me. Removed cancer from me. I pondered in my heart what I believe He had said," she wrote in a recent blog post.
The evangelist said the numbers after her sixth treatment were "remarkably good."
"I began questioning whether or not I should continue chemo if, in fact, I was already healed. The weakness and weariness have been debilitating. The side-effects have been daunting. I did not want to continue treatments if they were unnecessary. One morning I decided to pray specifically, asking God to confirm from His Word whether or not I was to continue chemo treatments if I was already healed," she said.
Her daughter Rachel-Ruth visited just hours after and shared with her mother what she had read from 2 Kings 5.
"She related the story of the Syrian general, Naaman, who had leprosy. A little Israelite slave girl told Naaman about Elisha, a man of God, who could heal him. When Naaman sought Elisha, he was told, 'Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan…and you will be cleansed.' (2 Kings 5:10) Naaman resisted, saying that Syria had better rivers than the Jordan. He did not want to submit himself to the 'side effects' of muck and mud. But at his servant's urging, Naaman did dip in the Jordan. When he came up the seventh time, he was healed! The seventh time!" Graham Lotz explained.
That's when she says she knew she heard from God.
"I could hear the clear whisper of the Spirit, answering my prayer, confirming that I was to continue chemo…my next and last full treatment would be my seventh time! So as much as I resist the 'muck and mud,' in obedience to God's leading to complete the seventh infusion on February 14, I am committed to seeing these treatments through to the end," she concluded.
Last September, Graham Lotz revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer.
"Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word. God has been…and is…my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in this trouble. Therefore, I will not fear," she said.