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The God of the Universe Met Her Need

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In the spring of 2023, Nancy Bartke developed a strange feeling in her right hand that extended into her arm. “It actually felt like somebody had turned on electrical current in my right arm,” she says. “It was pain with pins and needles, like vibrating.”

“She had some limited mobility, not like she, you know, lost all feeling, but it was just difficult for her to do things with her arm, with her hand,” her husband George adds. “She had some issues with holding on to things.” 

For six months, daily life was a challenge due to the pain. “It got in the way of my daily activities, being able to do things comfortably, you know. I was feeling it all the time. It was just--probably on a scale of one to 10, probably a nine or a 10.”

She sought medical care from several physicians and specialists—all to no avail. “She went to her primary,” George adds. “She even talked to our chiropractor about it. And they sent her to another specialist. And they were going to send her to a neurologist. But there was just never any resolve from it.”

Nancy and George prayed for healing, yet she got no relief. “We would constantly pray about it,” George says. “He doesn't always answer our prayers when we want them, but He does answer our prayers. That's without a doubt.”

Her doctors ran more tests, but they still couldn’t pinpoint the source of the problem-- or prescribe a treatment. “I thought maybe it was a pinched nerve or something like that, but it just kept getting worse,” she says. 

On Sept 4, 2023, Nancy settled in to watch her favorite program: The 700 Club. “I love the prayer time. I usually just--I enter in, and I pray for the people they're praying for.” She almost couldn’t believe it when she heard Gordon say, “Someone else with pins and needles pain in your right hand and right arm, God is healing you.”

“Somebody’s got pain, like pins and needles in their right arm,’” Nancy recalls. “I was like, ‘That’s me!’ It went away! The next day, it wasn't back. It was still gone.”

“I was actually at work,” says George. “She calls me up and tells me about it, and of course I'm pretty excited about it. And I just couldn't wait to get home.”

“I actually waited about a week,” says Nancy, “and I finally said, ‘I'm going to call 700 Club and let them know.”

Today, Nancy has full movement of her arm and hand and has experienced no more pain. She and George are thankful to God for His faithfulness. 

“She hasn't had any pain. She hasn't had any tingling,” George adds. “It's just like she was normal. It's just been fantastic.”

“My God is faithful. He works and He heals. I've always known that He's a healer, but this was, you know, specific to me and it was so specific about my right arm and exactly what I was feeling there,” Nancy says. “I just--it's hard to imagine that God could give a Word to a person who speaks out what I'm actually going through, and then God heals it…but He does!”

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Randy Rudder

Randy Rudder received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Memphis and taught college English and journalism for 15 years. At CBN, he’s produced over 150 testimony and music segments and two independent documentaries. He lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, with his wife, Clare, and daughter Abigail.