Hiccups Cured!

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry:

One night at the juvenile facility, an incarcerated girl in my Bible study had the hiccups. I excused her to get a drink of water. Then she told me she’d had the hiccups since morning!  She had already tried drinking water, eating and holding her breath, but still they persisted.

So I suggested we pray—but instantly I had doubts!  What if God doesn’t stop the hiccups?  Then no one in the group will believe in prayer!

I stepped out in faith and asked all the girls to pray along silently with me as I pray for her hiccups.   My prayer was simple, that in the name of Jesus the hiccups would stop right now.

They stopped!  I asked her 10 minutes later how she was doing.  No hiccups.  I asked her 45 minutes later.  Still no hiccups!  The girls were all amazed to see God work so quickly!

Truthfully, I was shocked!  At the end of our Bible study time,  ALL the girls said they wanted to give their lives to Jesus.  I walked to my car that evening singing praises to God for His faithfulness.



About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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13 Responses to Hiccups Cured!

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  2. Linda Simson says:

    We have such an awesome God! He honors our requests when we step out in faith! Even if the hiccups had not stopped I truly believe God would have used it in some way for His glory and purposes.

  3. Leland says:

    Kathleen the power of God is everywhere all the time. Have faith and never doubt.

  4. Nicky says:

    Wow! Our God is amazing! Thanks for your testimony Blessings

    • Kathleen says:

      I certainly agree! When we least expect it he comes through to honor our commitment to him.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Love how God works when we have faith! Thank you Lord for these women who gave their lives to you this day.

  6. Frank King says:

    That must have been a sobering moment to see God work so quickly and openly before all. No wonder all the girls wanted to get saved.

  7. Kristi Ann says:

    What a Wonderful One True GOD we have and His Son Jesus-Yeshua!!

    Hallelujah and Maranatha Amen!!

    Love Always, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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