I am believing for miracles through God’s healing power to happen in your life even while this post is being read! I know that sounds outlandish, but I don’t care. I would rather see you thriving!
I’ve never met or heard of anyone who never had an ailment at one time or another. On any given day, I probably know of someone who is sick in some way. Like others, my history has been dotted with illness.
Several months ago, I went to the doctor for what I thought was a quick appointment for something that wasn’t serious.
She was concerned. She took a closer look, shared more of her expert advice with me, and I left with an appointment card bearing the date and time of my scheduled surgery for a few weeks later.
It was only a little distressing compared to what others have gone through, but I was nervous between that initial day and the day I received a clean pathology report.
Dealing with the Battle
Nervousness wasn’t the only problem; I had to deal with an intense ongoing battle. Every time I felt the pain or remembered the upcoming surgery, I had a choice to make. Was I going to worry? Or stand in faith for a good report?
Right after praying God’s promises and deciding to trust God, doubtful thoughts would come. The “what if’s” were flying at me in fast succession.
What if I have cancer? What if I had to undergo treatments? What if I was stuck in the hospital?
Then I knew I would have to keep doing what I know to do: believe God for healing and stand on His promises until it’s done. I also began to wonder:
Why am I going through this?
The battle wasn’t easy, by any means. Many times my strong faith would falter after only a few minutes.
Don’t Receive It
My friend’s advice from when I faced a sickness years ago kept coming to me, “Don’t receive it.”
What does that mean? It’s the devil who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He wants to steal your health, kill your body, and destroy your faith. If he approached you with a “gift” of sickness or disease, would you receive it?
God does NOT give us sickness or disease. God is the One who gives good gifts. I had to keep reminding myself of those truths.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17 NASB
Why There’s Sickness
Why does God allow us to go through tough situations?
We live in a fallen world, and as a result, there’s sickness and disease. But Jesus came because God wanted to restore us back to what He called good when He created us and the world.
My husband can skip rocks across a calm body of water, but I have never been able to do it no matter how much I try. You know how it leaves that ripple effect? Let’s look at it like this a moment:
- Our world is a pond.
- The rock is that ailment that happens.
- The ripple effect is God’s ability to use that for many different purposes.
God could use those ripple effects for many different reasons. Through it maybe I would learn to cling to him like never before. Maybe I would increase in faith and decrease in doubt. Maybe I would dig into His Word and study like crazy about healing.
Looking back, I’d say all those happened anyway.
If you’re dealing with an infirmity, you may not know the reasons why until it’s over. But you can be sure that God will work everything for your good (Romans 8:28).
God can take that rock out of your pond, AND He can use the ripple effects. And God will be glorified!
Check this out in Isaiah. This is cool:
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4 (ESV)
Griefs = sickness in Hebrew
Sorrows = pain in Hebrew
That’s why I say pray His promises! Jesus already took care of our sickness and pain on the cross. Even if it’s a serious disease. If you are fearful that a sickness might cause death then look at it this way. It’s appointed unto man once to die, so pray, “God if it’s not my time to die, then I am receiving healing according to what I know in Isaiah 53:4.”
So many healings that took place in the Gospels happened because of the faith of that person. I know it’s easier said than done, but choose to believe that He has healing for you. “According to your faith be it unto you.”
And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. Matthew 10:1 ESV
Jesus gave authority to His disciples to heal. We are His disciples. That goes for you and me, too! It’s not just for them back then. Why do we want to pick and choose parts of Scriptural truth? Jesus is the same (Hebrews 13:8). Why would He give healing to only part of His people? Why would He give authority to His people for only part of history? He doesn’t because He doesn’t change!
Jesus already took care of our sickness and pain on the cross.
Miracles of Healing
I’ve heard stories of miracles all my life. I don’t remember most of them, but a few have stayed in my mind. A young lady came to the altar several years ago to accept Jesus as Savior; while she was there God healed her of cancer. She had the tests before and after to prove it.
Another one is a case of a man that couldn’t move his neck past a certain degree. One Sunday morning during the time of worship last year, he was healed after having the same problem for about 15 years.
When my brother was a teenager, he saw a blind person recover his sight after he prayed for him.
Miracles of healing still happen today. God’s healing power is for YOU!
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