God is our Healer! God can and does heal!
Application #1: God is our Healer, because the Bible says He is.
I don’t think any of us doubt whether God can heal, did heal in the Bible and still heals today! I believe He heals when, 1) it is His good pleasure and, 2) when He relents (however that works) when prayers are offered for the sick, and God in His mercy declares healing.
So, it’s not that we doubt His ability. We just wonder whether He will heal us! I can’t promise you, no matter how many leaps of faith you take, whether God will heal you. Only God gets to decide whom He will heal. But whether God chooses to heal us or not, God is still the One Who heals! So, here’s our confidence: If and when God declares it to be so, God will heal. Until then, we wait for Him to heal us or we wait to experience ultimate healing in the presence of Jesus.
Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 (NASB)
Application #2: Sometimes God heals and sometimes God provides a way of reducing our symptoms.
While I was getting rather frustrated that God wasn’t healing me, it wasn’t until I started to feel the physical and mental benefits of walking that I felt spiritual strength emerge in those walks. That’s when I realized what a wonderful physician God was.
How incredible that God, knowing how my brain was malfunctioning, found a way to slip in mental, emotional and spiritual healing that would begin to develop brain plasticity to start to rewire me, even if it was only for short periods. It almost felt like God tricked my brain, came through the back door while it wasn’t looking, whispered into my soul things that He wanted me to meditate on, then slipped out before my brain had realized what had happened.
Regardless, sometimes God heals us completely; sometimes God miraculously gives us ways to live with our sicknesses!
Application #3: God heals our hearts and souls. He heals the broken-hearted.
Whether my physical body is healed or not, God does have the ability to heal our hearts and souls. I eventually experienced both. I believe the Lord healed me of my depression. But I believe He also healed me of my broken heart. At the very least, He did a heart transplant on me. While I once obeyed out of duty, now I loved Him from my heart.
Verses To Meditate On
Psalm 30:2 (NASB): “O Lord my God, I cried to You for help and You healed me.”
Psalm 103:3–5 (NASB): “Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion…so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.”
Psalm 147:3 (NASB): “He heals the brokenhearted…binds up their wounds.”
Jeremiah 17:14 (NASB): “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, for You are my praise.”
Also see: Luke 6:17–19.
If and when God declares it to be so, God will heal. Until then, we wait for Him to heal us or we wait to experience ultimate healing in the presence of Jesus.Tweet