About a month ago I suffered sensorial hearing loss which is hearing loss in the high frequencies. It’s usually noise induced also had a high pitched noise in my ear which is tinnitus and it was loud. It disturbed my sleep and made hearing difficult. It robbed me of my energy I was depressed and thought that I would be like that for the rest of my life. I was scared couldn’t eat, think properly and couldn’t wait for death as it would be my comforter.
I asked God why me? Why now? I was just about to start university and it was an exciting time for me until my hearing loss and tinnitus showed up. I questioned the value of my life. I actually got the hearing loss from a nite out clubbing and exposure to loud music over time, yes it was my fault and I was foolish to think i would never lose my hearing or damage them.
I felt guilty and was ashamed at my self thinking I was invincible. Well I got my worst nitemare it was really ugly. I didn’t know what to do. my dad was encouraging and told me to be positive minded always. He too had his share of suffering in life like all Christians, I trusted his thoughts but doubted if God would even give me a second chance. I prayed for forgiveness for all my past sins and immoral thoughts of fornication. I taught my prayers would be answered many years later guess what? God had better plans.
I started going on the internet for miracle tinnitus cures u name it… ginkgo biloba, herbs, medicines which would be hard to find. I even searched for internet articles on how people lived with tinnitus and hearing loss feeling sorry for myself I did that just to comfort myself and I was not alone. my tinnitus got so bad I actually broke down and cried to the lord with the most painful prayer I had ever prayed. I poured my heart to Christ. The good Lord lead me to Matthew 6:24-34.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.”
After I read that verse I felt a certain calmness and warmth that assured my life is in the right hands i trusted the lord with all my heart and soul and gave him my troubles. Still I was depressed and felt that God will not heal me I continued browsing the net for stories of people who had been healed by God.
Until I came across a story of a woman who got healed of facial pains by reading the Word of God and fasting. The lord lead her to fast for 3 days and she won her battle. She was healed even though doctors said there was no cure for her condition but God healed her that comforted me. I thought maybe I should fast I prayed to God and I said I shall fast for 3 days without food but only water I would drink.
My fast was not as easy on the second day I was hungry and weak and thought about how Jesus suffered for my sins. I continued praying for my condition until my dad noticed that I haven’t eaten for 2 days. I obeyed him when he said he I should eat as the bible tells us honour your parents. maybe that’s what God wanted me to do because i was fond of scoffing his wisdom most of the times. Which I regretted when I lost my hearing as he always used to warn me about the dangers of losing my hearing. as time went by I started hearing more and my tinnitus was fluctuating going and coming.
I tuned to TBN to see if God had a message for me, WHICH to my surprise he DID. I don’t know the pastor’s name but he started praying for people who needed healing and i prayed with him for God to heal me and deliver me. A MIRACLE HAPPENED I started hearing as time went by i finally got my FULL hearing restored no need for hearing aids. I WAS HEALED HALLEJUAH PRAISE BE TO GOD!!
My tinnitus, it doesn’t bother me anymore its so faint I don’t notice it until I listen out for it. in town, during a conversion I cant hear it I even forget that I had such a ringing that torments people. I WAS BLESSED AND I STILL AM. I pray that people who are suffering with tinnitus and reading this testimony don’t get discouraged God still heals and is waiting to heal u. Today I’m still thankful to God for what he has done. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD GLORY BE TO GOD. AMEN!!!