I had tweaked it about 4-6 years ago and it worked out over time. This was a more significant injury that stiffened quickly. Even sitting short periods of time I would get up and hobble painfully about. I had gotten prayer for my knee and it got a little better. I was at a couple church services and felt that I should get prayer for my knee if they had prayer ministry during the service. They did, but I did not go for prayer.
I decided that I was going to believe Jesus for healing until the end of August. If I was not healed by then I would see a doctor. A pastor of a church I visited (stealing all their good ideas to use at our church) was having meniscus surgery the next day. I called him up a week later. He told me how well it went and it relieved the pain right away the first day. My symptoms were identical to his. It took all my faith away for Jesus healing me and got me thinking about meniscus repair.
I forced myself to go back to my plan of prayer through August and got prayed for the past two weeks at our service. My knee is not completely healed, but this week I can do things I have not been able to do at all or without significant pain for the past two months.
Why is God healing now when I had more faith for previous healing s that never happened?
It seems that I did everything wrong. I lacked faith. I did not go for prayer when I should have gone. I was double minded – God is going to heal, I am going to see a doctor.
My conclusion: God is a good and gracious God. He always wants to do good for His children who love Him. Even in my poor faith position, God shows Himself strong. His works are not limited by my lack of trust in Him. I can identify with the father of a boy afflicted by demons and his struggle with believing Jesus can help.
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”
“From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, He rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
Maybe you have an illness, injury or relationship you want healed in your life. Pray like the father did, "Jesus, I do believe! Help me overcome my unbelief. "