Good health is an important component of the kind of life God wants for us. When we’re healthy and strong both physically and emotionally, we’re capable of handling what He wants us to do. The world doesn’t know that it’s God’s will for us to be healed, because it doesn’t know Him; as a result, we see sickness and brokenness all around us. When we’re sick, believing His promises about healing allows us to experience it firsthand.
Doctors are limited to what they learned in medical school, but wise physicians admit to miracles they can’t take credit for or explain. Psychiatry and modern medicine are still learning about the relationship between the human spirit and the Holy Spirit, and the role faith plays in healing. However, studying the many miraculous healings Jesus performed during His ministry affirms supernatural realities. For those who believe, healing is imminent, despite what it may seem like at the moment. “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves” (Malachi 4:2, NIV).
Careful analysis of those healings reveals that faith was the common denominator connecting the sick person to the power of God. When Jesus healed the woman suffering from a blood disorder despite all the doctors’ efforts, her belief in His ability to restore health and wholeness was the key factor. All it took was one touch. “For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague...And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague” (Mark 5:28, 29, 34). Choosing to trust Jesus restored her physically as well as emotionally.
Sickness is from the devil, and despite what religious people say, it is not God’s will. When we refuse to accept the world’s philosophy, and acknowledge the power of the Great Physician, we receive His favor. The Canaanite woman acted on her belief when she asked Jesus to heal her daughter, and He honored her faith. “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour” (Matthew 15:28).
Now here’s something even more radical—we have that same healing power in us! God gave the power to Jesus, who, through His grace and love, passed it on to us. “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8, NKJV). We’re not helpless, and we don’t have to tolerate mental illness, depression, physical infirmities, or any other kind of evil tormenting us or our loved ones. Doctors have the best of intentions, but true healing begins in the spiritual realm.
Popular culture shouts at us that sickness inevitably overcomes good health as we get older. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. God only wants good for us, and choosing to have faith and act on what His Word says allows Him to establish His plans for us. “It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones” (Proverbs 3:8, NKJV). Our well-being hinges on what we believe.
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