‘I am the Lord, who heals you.’ Exodus 15:26 NIV
Why isn’t every sick person who is prayed over healed? We don’t know, and God doesn’t tell us. We know that doubt and unbelief can hinder His miracle-working power in our lives. When Jesus returned to His hometown to those who knew Him best, we read: ‘He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.’ (Matthew 13:58 NIV)
But there are aspects of healing we will never fully understand. Paul writes, ‘I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.’ (2 Timothy 4:20 NIV) Why would Paul, who raised the dead, leave a friend sick instead of praying and seeing him healed?
There are many things about God we don’t know, but here’s one thing we do know: ‘I am the Lord, who heals you.’ And since He said, ‘I am the Lord, and I do not change’ (Malachi 3:6 NLT), and ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8 NIV), we can go to Him for healing based on His Word. One of the last statements Jesus made before leaving earth was: ‘These signs will follow those who believe… they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.’ (Mark 16:17–18 NKJV)
Do you believe God still heals people today? If you do, then obey this Scripture: ‘Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.’ (James 5:14–15 NKJV) The word for you today is: don’t give up—believe God for your healing.
SoulFood: Luke 6:27–36, Exo 23:1–9, Rom 12:14–21
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023