Healing is a mystery. It is above my pay grade. I don’t know all the reasons why things happen or don’t happen. My job is to show up and pray in the name of Jesus. Randy Clark
1 Peter 2:24
“Who his own self-bare our sins in his own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
At the heart of the matter about healing is the character of God. Is He who He says He is? Would He do what He says He would do? Is His word reliable?
For starters, it is safe to say that God wills for us to be healed:
“Then a man with a skin disease came to Jesus. The man bowed down before him and said, “Lord, you can heal me if you will.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, “I will. Be healed!” And immediately the man was healed from his disease.” Matthew 8:2, 3.
When I read this verse, two things stand out to me:
- Jesus said, ‘I will’ – that is an clear statement that He wills our healing
- Jesus said, ‘Be Healed – And IMMEDIATELY the man was healed
Your experience may not be the same as this man’s. Maybe you’ve sought healing for yourself or for someone you loved and cared about and the healing didn’t happen. We have all experienced disappointments. And we all have questions about why we didn’t get healed or why that loved one didn’t get healed. But it doesn’t change the fact that God is a healing God. And He has promised to heal all our sickness and diseases.
Today, I encourage you to allow your heart to remain tender toward the Lord. Live expectantly. Do not lose heart. Continue to trust Him for your healing. Our Father is good, and He’ll make all things good in His time.
The reason He sent His Son into the world was to destroy all the works of the evil one. Therefore, rejoice in Him today, rest in His promise and let your confidence be His faithfulness.
Father, I am hopeful, full of faith expectant. My times are in your hands and your grace will never fail me. Thank you for healing me – In Jesus’ Name – Amen!