Healing is for YOU
Several years ago I had a sudden onset of back pain. Specifically I remember a Sunday in which I was in so much pain I didn’t know how I was going to be able to work the next day. Well, it was that very night that I got prayer at church and received supernatural healing. No more pain! It wasn’t my prayers or my faith that healed me. It wasn’t medicine or doctors, it was Jesus! And now? And now I believe for healing of my body for pregnancy. I believe that the Lord will open my womb so I can become a mother. Has it happened yet? No, but will it happen? Yes! I will keep praying, believing and contending until I receive my breakthrough.
I love the topic of healing. I love hearing testimonies about healing. I love seeing healings take place and of course, I love when I receive healing. Jesus loves to heal the sick, so much so that he references it over and over and over again in scripture. I pulled a very short list of scriptures that are specific to healing:
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.” Acts 3:16
“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:2-3
“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” Jeremiah 33:6
“If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians,for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26
What did God do over and over? He healed diseases. It’s by his wounds that you are healed! So guess what?
God doesn’t want you to live defined by your diagnosis.
He doesn’t want you to live in despair.
He doesn’t want you to live in pain.
He doesn’t want you to live in hopelessness.
He doesn’t want you to have to take pain medications every day.
He doesn’t want you to live bound to what doctors told you.
God desires to bring healing. Does it always happen right when you want it to? No! Does it always happen? No! But, can you ask and believe that it will! Yes! You don’t have to live a life full of pain and suffering. The same God who healed my back and brought healing over and over throughout scripture is the same God who wants to heal you today! Seek God and ask him to heal you and expect that God will answer you. Don’t believe any lies about healing, including that you will never be healed, but please know that healing is for YOU!
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