With a trillion dollar industry, it's hard to believe that any of us would stay sick or be in need of healing for very long. However, statistically we are more sick than ever. Not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The art of healing goes back to the beginning of time. God has never left us to fend for ourselves or for us to suffer alone when it comes to our infirmities. Not only does God heal us as the scripture reads in Psalm 147:3, but he says that he will come near to us when we are sick.
When was the last time you needed God to heal something that was broken or your sickness? Maybe it was your kidney or your lung, maybe it was your leg or an arm. Or maybe it was even your heart. Not only physically but emotionally as well.
Jesus is in the business of healing, and he wants to heal you everywhere you hurt.
There was a man who had laid at the Pool of Bethesda for 38 years. He was an invalid with no way to heal himself, nor take himself to anyone who could. However, for whatever reason Jesus decided to pass underneath that colonnade on that particular day, at that particular time, to meet this man for a time of healing.
Had he done something to deserve The Almighty to look his way, or pass by his mat? We don’t know, but the bible does not reveal in any way that this man deserved to be healed like any other man lying next to the healing pool.
We get very little insight to this man's conditions other than he has laid desperately trying to get into the pool that heals, however, every time he made his way in, someone else took his place in line to receive healing.
Many of us are in line in hope of God's healing, but how many have suffered for years hoping and praying but to our great sadness, God chooses NOT to heal us?
Neither you nor I will ever know why God chooses to heal some and not others, but I do know that I lived long enough to see that God is still in the healing business. And that he is still performing miracles.
Although I often question why and why not God, I know those answers may never come until I get to heaven. If you’re breathing, you will always wonder why God heals one and not the other. Or does He? Just because we don’t see His healing here on earth, does that mean he does not answer our desperate prayers?
No prayers are left unheard and/or unanswered. Sometimes, He says, Yes, sometimes, it's No, and sometimes it wait! And that can be the hardest one of all.
If your loved one has cancer and you pray and pray for them to be healed and God does not heal them here on earth, does that mean he didn’t answer your prayers? I don’t believe so.
God may very well choose to heal your loved ones on the other side of glory and make them completely whole. We are just saddened because we don’t get to see that here in front of us.
Just because God does not heal your marriage, does that mean He does not care about your family or your well being? No! He loves you way too much to not heal you.
However, your healing may come in a completely different form than you ever thought possible. What if your healing comes through your tears or through your prayers? What if your healing comes through all the heartache and pain? What if your healing comes through caring for someone who didn’t lose their loved one but you are now bringing help in healing through your own loss?
God will use whatever means necessary to heal you at the deepest level.
Remember the man at the pool of Bethesda? Jesus told him to pick up his mat and go so that he doesn’t fall back into sin. Hmmmmmm, this got me thinking. Had he sinned to get himself in this situation? We don’t know, the bible doesn’t say, however, Jesus does and if it's in the bible there is a reason. Maybe he did nothing wrong like those who question why the young boy was blind. Was it because he had done something wrong or his parents?
No, it’s just the way he was, but either way, Jesus can and will heal you. All you have to do is cry out to him. Look for him, or watch to see when he passes by.
Yes, God has given us all the great gift of modern medicine, but when is that last time we called on the great Physician to heal us. To heal us in the places that no one can see. To the place that not even the more technologically advanced machine can see.
Jesus’ eye is on you and your pain beloved. He wishes that no one will perish. But that doesn’t mean that we would live forever. No that means he wishes no one will perish without Him.
He knows more than anyone that we live in a sin sick world and that we will suffer from the ravages of this dying planet. However, He does not leave us to care for ourselves or for one another. Matthew 11:28 reminds us, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” First and foremost, we must come to Him. Secondly, we read in Jeremiah 33:6 “Behold, I will bring it health and cure them and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth”.
God is wanting to heal you not only in one area of your life but everywhere you hurt.
Would you allow the great Physician to begin to apply his healing balm to your soul? Let the Lord Almighty search your mind, body and soul to begin your regime of healing. He will make you whole!