Years ago, I read three books by Dr. LilianYeomans. In one of these faith building books, she explained The Praise Cure. This cure is so very powerful and this story so wonderful, I’m quoting it here from Good News, July 1924, Vol. 15, No. 7.
“We can stand on God’s Word for salvation and healing after we have met God’s conditions and have grounded every weapon of rebellion, and can praise our way through to perfect, manifested victory. This I call the Praise Cure, and it never fails when the praise is the outflow of a heart resting on God’s unchanging love. Years ago a missionary from China was at Beulah Heights, who had most wonderful healing from smallpox, while on the field by the application of the Praise Cure.
“Though she had not been vaccinated, she fearlessly helped a sister missionary, who had the disease, standing on God’s promise that no plague should come nigh her dwelling when a very bad case of confluent small-pox (that was what it looked like to the doctors) came on her. She did not know what to do, so she asked the Lord, and He told her to sing and praise Him for His faithfulness to His Word. Others took her and shut her up and told her to be quiet, but she said if she didn’t praise God the very stones would cry out. So she sang and sang, and praised and praised. The doctor said he feared for her life – that the case was infectious, and awful complications were threatening; but she praised and praised, and sang and sang. He said she was evidently delirious but they had so little help that he couldn’t restrain her, and she sang and sang, and praised and praised. They told her that if by any chance she recovered she would be disfigured for life, and she sang and praised louder than ever. They asked: ‘Why do you praise so much?’ And she answered, ‘Because I have so many pocks on me, God shows me I must praise Him for each one separately.’ And she kept right at it. The Lord had shown her a vision of two baskets, one containing her praising, half full, and the other one, in which was her testing. He told her that the praise basket must be filled so that it would out-balance the others, so she kept at it. Her songs and shouts were so Spirit-filled that they were contagious, and the nurses, who were Christians, couldn’t resist joining in them; so they kept the place ringing. At last the Lord showed her that the Praise basket was full and overflowing. She saw it sink, and the testing basket rise in the air; and in a moment, as it seemed, the eruption and all attending symptoms vanished, leaving no trace in the way of so much as a single scar.
“Perhaps, to some, that may seem almost too much to believe; but I, from my personal experience, can furnish a case where the smallpox eruption disappeared instantaneously in answer to believing prayer and the application of the Praise Cure.
“Yes, the Praise Cure works every time. It is not unpleasant; rather, it is delightful. The cost of it has been met for us by another, and it is available this moment to each and every one of us.
“Are you ready to begin it? The last clause of the 8th verse of the 1st chapter of the 1st epistle of Peter tells us exactly how to begin. Listen, ‘BELIEVING, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.’”
I love this Praise Cure.
God is for you. God is such a good God. Remember, there is an entire host of angels just waiting to work on your behalf.
There is no try – there is either do or don’t do. ~anonymous
Every noble work is at first impossible. ~ Thomas Carlyle
Let the weak say I AM STRONG. ~ Job 3:10b KJ