Memory Monday – Week 14

I mentioned last week that there are so many scriptures that I have been excited about and want to share. Most of them are regarding what scripture says regarding barrenness and healing. Related to scriptures of healing, I was reminded of a post I did last year about all the people who were healed in the book of Matthew.

The verse I chose for this week is from the book of Acts. After a crippled man was healed at the beginning of Acts 3, Peter spoke to onlookers to share about Jesus.

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


Healing is not going to “just happen”. Healing is going to happen when we have complete faith. Not in the healing or the outcome of the healing (conceiving), but faith in Jesus. Our faith should not be in a thing, but in a person. 

In this verse, Peter understood the power of Jesus’ healing. The sections of verse 16 below show that it wasn’t the apostles or Peter who did the healing, it was through faith in Jesus Christ.

  • “By faith in the name of Jesus” 
  • “It is Jesus’ name” 
  • “The faith that comes through him

We are trusting the Lord for that same healing. We have complete faith that the same God who healed the crippled man is the same God who will heal us too. We are holding on to the truth that nothing is impossible with God.

Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Matthew 21: 21 – And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.

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12 Comments
  • Marianne
    Posted at 02:27h, 23 July Reply

    So inspiring!

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 02:36h, 23 July Reply

    I like what you said about healing coming when we have complete faith in the person, not just the outcome. I especially liked reading this post in conjunction with your Tim Keller quote… Sometimes, I am guilty of thinking in simple terms like, “If I have faith in God, then “this” should happen.” But obviously, not everything happens the way I want or pray, and it’s equally important to remember (and have faith in the fact) that it’s not that “the bad things really aren’t bad,” but that someday, somehow they will be worked for good.

  • fillmynest
    Posted at 03:29h, 23 July Reply

    I was just thinking the other day about what it might mean when Jesus says, so many times, “Your faith has made you well” (or similar). Did that mean faith in the healing or faith in the healer? I really felt, as you have written, that it meant faith in the healer, but I didn’t have any sources to back that up. Thanks for sharing–I feel it’s a confirmation of what God is teaching me right now. And I love that! He is so merciful to repeat himself when we need it!

  • JoJo
    Posted at 11:24h, 23 July Reply

    I am amazed on how you can change my perspective.

  • Amie
    Posted at 12:41h, 23 July Reply

    I love this so much. I try to remember every day that God has a plan for me and it might not be what I want but he knows what’s best.

  • Emily
    Posted at 14:15h, 23 July Reply

    Although I still struggle with the question of why does healing just seem to happen for many who aren’t even believers at all, I still know in my heart that there is a God and that He does have the power to heal the rest of us. Of course, I always know that His plan might be better than the one I am praying for every day, and that is the real key. Even if it seems like others’ prayers are getting answered before mine (or even the dreams of non-believers being answered), I don’t think it’s because I don’t have “enough faith” but rather that He has a better plan and timing for me than I can see in the present.

    I love your reminder to stay in faith of a person and not a thing. That has really stuck in my mind!

  • Hoping to be Hope's mama.
    Posted at 17:43h, 23 July Reply

    Thanks for the inspiration..and yes, nothing is impossible with God… Though my faith has been tested in the past year, I know that He has great plans for me, and they might not be in line with my worldly plans. So, I have to surrender all my cares and worries to Him.

  • Caravan Sonnet
    Posted at 21:19h, 23 July Reply

    SUCH a wonderful inspiration to find your blog today! While we are not struggling with the same things these verses TRULY spoke to me!! I just found your blog and am delighted to be your newest follower via everything ( I think! hahaha) I am off to read more BUT I had to take a minute to leave you a note and say thank you so much for your sweet encouragement to me!
    🙂 Looking forward to getting to know you more!
    🙂 Rebecca
    http://www.caravansonnet.com

  • Kasey Attianese
    Posted at 12:29h, 24 July Reply

    I love this. Its so hard to keep the faith sometimes – gotta just remember to trust completely and always.

    Thanks for the reminder<3

  • St Elsewhere
    Posted at 07:53h, 24 July Reply

    Truly inspirational.

    Happy ICLW!

    #6

  • CAM
    Posted at 13:28h, 25 July Reply

    That is very inspirational – thank you!

  • Jen
    Posted at 20:43h, 25 July Reply

    Great post. Reminds me of why I chose the title “Learning to Let Go”…it is often such a heard thing to not be in control; to acknowledge that it is in G-d’s hands. I try hard, but don’t always succeed.

    ICLW #50

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