So many Christians believe in God and in salvation, but struggle to believe healing is always God’s will. Now we don’t always see healing happen in the time frame we’d like or the way God chooses to heal. But healing is for today! In God’s Word, HE tells us that He heals:
Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
I would like to share two personal testimonies of being healed.
Until I turned 50, I had never visited, nor did I want to visit, a charismatic church. I had laughed when I heard there were churches were people were laid out by the Holy Ghost and they danced and rejoiced loudly. But a friend invited me after having a conversation where I said I needed to find a church where I would not settle for feeling good on Sunday and by Tuesday my joy seemed to leave and it was work to get through the rest of the week. Because I knew she was a mature Christian, I did go, even though honestly it was uncomfortable for me having sat quietly and singing the old hymns all my life in churches. I won’t go any farther with that until another time. I know it’s important to share these testimonies.
After attending for maybe a year, I went to an evening Friday Night Fire service. I was prayed over (and I want to be cautious how I say this) and didn’t fall backward but felt myself being laid out and knew someone was behind me to “catch” me and help me lay on the floor. I laid on that floor for over 45 minutes, unable to move from my shoulders down to my knees. The only way I can say how it felt was like I had the pressure of magnets from the floor connecting to magnets on my trunk of my body and I could not lift myself. After a while when I said I wanted up, I was told to get up then. Then I explained I felt I couldn’t, feeling almost sucked down to the floor. They explained the Holy Spirit was doing something then and I should stay down. When the service ended and some were already leaving I told the Pastor I wanted to get up. Her husband and another man helped me to my feet, I wouldn’t have been able to get up on my own. A few days later I asked Pastor if God could have healed my back while I was on the floor. I told her what I felt and that when I got up my back felt like a plank. An unnatural curve I had seen a doctor about in my teen years was suddenly straightened! And for weeks I kept running my hand down my back, amazed at how straight it felt! The Pastor then shared with me that her husband and the other man who helped me up said they felt like they were pulling me out of cement (and these are two beefy man). I did not go up for prayer for healing, because number one, I didn’t believe God would just heal me, and I wasn’t in real pain. But the doctor said with that curve as I got older it would become painful. So I praise God for I know with all that I am that I was truly healed.
The second healing I had just happened over the weekend. Having put on my boots to walk some trash outdoors, I was lazy and didn’t zip up the side of the boot. I ended up rolling my foot over the thresh hold which caused some pain. I quickly zipped up the boot and went on my way to get the trash put out and run some errands. When I came back in and removed the boot I instantly had pain once the compression of the boot was loosened. Within minutes I couldn’t put weight on the foot at all and hobbled around. I’ve been attending church long enough to believe that life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21) and that what I profess can greatly affect my personal being, emotionally as well as physically. I immediately professed God’s Word over myself from the moment I had rolled my foot. I reminded God that He is my Great Physician, that by Jesus’ stripes I am healed, Jesus bore our sickness and disease, no weapon formed against me shall prosper (you get the idea– I used God’s Word to remind Him that I believed Him to not only be able to, but to be willing to heal me).
Now, here comes the transparency God has called me to use in my blogs. After 2 hours I was wore out and in pain and went to bed by 7:30, but continued to profess His Word over my foot. I ended up putting on a compression sock and managed to sleep fairly well. When I turned in my bed, it would immediate bring pain and I would again profess out loud God’s Word. When I woke up in the morning and went to step on my foot it was painful and I hobbled around the house. But I had my mind set in stone I was going to church and continued to not only remind God what His Word says, I praised Him for my healing. In less than an hour I had to go to church and I was able to put my foot in a shoe and walk the couple of blocks to get there. I had someone come into agreement with me that I trusted to stand in faith with me that I was healed. By that same evening I would say I was down to only the tiniest of a twinge of pain from time to time and it was completely healed by the time I went to bed.
I praise God for He is faithful and true. He is not a man that He would lie. He is the Great Physician. He healed me physically at least two times! And I can’t begin to count the times He has worked on healing me emotionally.
John 21:25 (KJV)
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
There are many Christians who will say they don’t believe God would heal them. But I would say to you that I know He loves each of us and longs to heal. Now the bible gives reasons why we don’t always see a healing take place, and I want to go through them with you, but that’s for another post.
God bless you all!