The Knee & I – Healing Testimony

The Knee and I – A healing testimony by Debbie Hughett after the March Fullness Conference in Birmingham, AL

Isaiah 35: 3-4

Strengthen the weak hands,
    and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who have an anxious heart,
    “Be strong; fear not!
Behold, your God
    will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God.
    He will come and save you.”

It was 2008. I was recovering from the upheaval of divorce and forging a new life after 25+ years of being a wife and stay-at-home mom when I began noticing a twinge or two in my knees; a twinge which I ignored. The twinge grew worse and I finally saw an orthopedic surgeon who stated that he had seen grown men cry with the condition my knees were in. I had no tears because I had no pain. However, in time, the pain grew to the point where I was prayerfully considering my options. My desire was for healing and I sought prayer frequently for the healing of my knees.

After a few years, I had total knee replacement for one knee. Both needed it. But God…I do love that phrase-redeems. My contact list grew. Total strangers ministered to me due to Plan A falling through. Can anyone else relate to that?

Fast forward to 2015, I found myself strongly considering having the second knee replaced. But…I didn’t have peace. I even scheduled it. But…I didn’t have peace. I went to pre-admission testing. But…I didn’t have peace. I paid the pre-admission testing fee. And…I really didn’t have peace.  So I cancelled the procedure and hobbled-wobbled until I attended the conference held at the Church of the Reconciler in Fairfield, AL in March 2016. For three nights I presented myself for prayer. Chuck Jones mentioned, to the group, if we weren’t healing the first night to keep presenting ourselves. I loved that. Isn’t that what we do daily? Just present ourselves to Father so He can have His way.

One of those nights, I did notice a difference. I didn’t say anything but remained observant as I had noticed a change. A week later, I attended a movie. I observed the ease with which I climbed the stairs to my seat. I was amazed by the fluid rhythm with which I descended the steps. No pain. On another day,I thought I would take my knee and I out for a stroll in the local park. I walked a mile. Pain-free!  The next day, I walked a mile and a half. Pain-free!

I have been pain-free since the meeting in Fairfield. Our God is Healer. Our God is Restorer. Our God is Redeemer (my favorite word for Him). The government of our lives rests on His broad and capable shoulders. I am so thankful to Him, to the ministry of Aslan Roars and the Church of the Reconciler.

For more details about her journey to healing and other things God is showing her, you can check out Debbie’s blog at