One Night in Worship

Posted by Talsia Jenkins on

I was pregnant with my second child when the symptoms developed. It began with terrible itching all over my body and then I discovered a large lump on my neck. Tests revealed I had stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma. It was so unexpected. I was only 33 with two young daughters. To make it worse, doctors explained, with no insurance, there was nothing they could do for me. They sent me home. But home wasn’t good. Shortly before my diagnoses, my husband told me he was having an affair. Then he moved his pregnant girlfriend into our family home. The two of them tried to kick me out, but with my family back in Jamaica, there was nowhere for me to go. It was such a battle. Eventually God made a way for me to get some treatment for my symptoms, but there were still so many sleepless nights and lots of tears — but I had to be strong for my daughters. One night, after I put the girls to bed, I had severe itching all over my body and that’s when I broke down and cried so hard I could hardly breathe. I kept asking God, “Why me?” I just wanted to die. The enemy whispered, Talsia… it would be easier for the girls to be with their dad. I had only one lifeline: My faith. So, I cried out to God for help. That’s when I discovered the Hillsong Channel and in particular, Hillsong Worship.  In the midst of my pain and desperation, I worshipped along with the Hillsong team and immediately sensed the anointing of God giving me peace and hope. The songs, “What a Beautiful Name,” and “Let There Be Light” especially ministered to me. One night during my worship, the presence of God filled the room and God spoke into my heart - It’s okay Talsia. I will restore you. Nearly two years after that initial diagnoses, my last doctor’s visit confirmed I am now cancer free. There are no enlarged lymph nodes and my blood work is good. Right there in my living room in worship, I experienced something so supernatural. God is real and I am a living testimony of His grace and healing power.

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