Friday, June 20, 2008

Healing Is A Gift

I absolutely believe that Jesus still heals today. Yet I am still waiting for my healing. I have tried all sorts of things, i.e. fasting, fervently praying, pleading, demanding. Maybe if I say it just right, in a way that might please God, He will heal me. I prayed in the midst of the worse of this ailment and I have prayed when I was feeling really well. Yet, I am still waiting.

In the middle of my devotions one day, a verse popped out at me that finally set me free of this desperation I felt to find the right words that would induce God to heal me. In Acts 3:16 I read, "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 given this complete healing to him, as you can all see." I finally understood that I cannot create this faith to grow in me by saying just the right words or speaking loud enough or whatever. Faith comes from God. I just need to ask and keep seeking Him.

The Bible clearly states in 1 Corithians 12 that healing is a gift. Jesus said in Matthew 7, "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" Therefore, I have determined to keep asking of my Father in heaven for complete healing. He also told us, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." He said "everyone." That means you and me too.

If you need healing, don't become discouraged. Keep seeking your Father. Don't look at others who have not been healed. Their testimony is not your Bible. Look in the Word of God and allow God to build faith in you for your healing. Romans 10:17 says, "Consequently, faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." Go to a Bible-believing and Bible-preaching church and get saturated in the Word of God. Read your Bible at home and spend time getting to know God. This is a walk of faith that God has taken us on. Submit to Him and let him build faith in your life. When your healing comes, shout it from the roof top. Let eveyone know what a great and mighty God we serve.

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Mary Beth said...

Thanks, Anne, for the encouragement to keep on believing for that healing.

When we are healed... who will be louder... you or me?

I've got a pretty big mouth~!

Julie Bungard said...

Do you remember when you and I talked about our healing a while back-we said we would shout it from the rooftops.

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. God is a mystery sometimes, but I still beileve in his healing too!

Tracy said...

Hi, Anne --

I love what you've shared about God's healing. What you said about other people's testimonies not being in our Bible is so helpful! It will help us to stop comparing ourselves with others -- even though others' testimonies are encouraging and can help us to overcome. But the bottom line of what we really must do is exactly what you have said: Get ourselves saturated in the Word of God. His Word is powerful, because of the One who speaks it. I know He is building faith in us. We will keep seeking Him!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement. Healing is one thing I am trying to do...Mary