Six months after the Lord healed me, I climbed half-way up the Great Wall of China (only halfway because the bus was going to leave). I would not have been able to climb the steps without healing.
Wednesday will be the eighth anniversary of the Lord’s healing. On November 21, 2010, Jesus healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, confirmed a miracle by my doctor. I struggled for about 15 years with pain, fibro fog, and other issues. I was about to resign from the job I thought God had chosen for me when God healed me. Sometimes, God brings those of us who are strong-willed and A-types to our knees in utter hopelessness before we will give Him control of our lives, our bodies, and our circumstances, even though we try. In our weaknesses, He is strong!
The next two days are dedicated to Jehovah Rapha, God our Healer.
Two years before God healed me, He impressed upon Keith, my husband, and me that He would heal me. We started thanking God for the healing and pressed into the Scriptures on healing and waiting upon Him. Abraham’s journey in faith became important to me. God promised Abraham an heir, and he waited 25 years for Isaac; yet, he believed God.
8 Reasons to Believe God for Healing
- God has been our Healer from the beginning.
And He said, ‘If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.’ Exodus 15:26
- Jesus goes out of His way to heal.
And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him, and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’ Matthew 8:5-7
- Jesus touches those who are unclean. Jesus, the eternally clean Son of God, touched the leper (contagious and deemed unclean; anyone who touched him would also be deemed unclean), and he was healed.
Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matthew 8:3
- Jesus honors our attempts to touch Him.
And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; for she was saying to herself, ‘If I only touch His garment, I will get well.’ But Jesus turning and seeing her said, ‘Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.’ At once the woman was made well. Matthew 9:20-22
- Jesus healed all who came to Him.
And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them. So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. Matthew 15:30-31
- Jesus took our diseases on the cross.
And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24;
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. Isaiah 53:5;
When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: ‘HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES. Matthew 8:16-17
- Jesus stops to heal those who cry out to Him. Blind Bartimaeus was begging on the road that Jesus was taking to Jerusalem on His way to the cross, and Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was coming.
When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ … And Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.’ … And Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road. Mark 10:47, 49, 52.
- The Holy Spirit empowers Jesus’ disciples to heal. Peter to the lame man at the Gate Beautiful:
But Peter said, ‘I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene–walk!’ … With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. Acts 3:6, 8
At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico. … And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number, to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them. Also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed. Acts 5:12, 14-16 ;
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. James 5:14-15
Healing is for today.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
From the beginning of the world, Jesus has been our Healer. When the Holy Spirit fell upon the followers of Jesus on Pentecost, they received power. That power is for you and me today. We are promised healing, whether it is in this life on earth or in our transformed life when we see Jesus face-to-face.
Healing May Be Delayed
As Jesus does not always remove our issues in life, He does not always heal in this life. Jesus healed people through the apostle Paul. Paul considered Timothy his spiritual son; yet, Timothy had stomach problems.
No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments. 1 Timothy 5:23.
God knows what is best for us. Sometimes, He gives us a thorn in the flesh as He gave Paul to keep him depending upon Him.
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
The Old and New Testaments are filled with stories about people being healed and with people who receive promises from God. God deals with His followers in unique ways, and He knows what is best for us. Waiting, an active anticipation of God’s promise, is essential. Just as Abraham believed God’s promises to him and started walking to the Promised Land, a land he did not know, we must believe God’s promises to us and start walking.
We can learn from the experiences of others, especially the experiences of those in the Bible.
Remember, God heals miraculously today, AND God uses doctors today to heal. Luke accompanied Paul much of the time, and Luke was a physician.
8 Steps to Take Today
Below are eight steps you can do today to begin your walk towards peace.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you seek God’s best for your life.
- Dig deep into the Scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what He has for you to learn.
- Ask another believer to become your prayer partner.
- Pray that God will open doors for you and close those doors that He does not want you to go through.
- Start walking where you think the Lord is leading you. He will be faithful to close the doors He does not want you to go through if you ask Him.
- Thank the Lord for what He is doing in your life and what He will be doing in your life.
- Keep a gratitude journal. Each evening, enter three things that you are grateful for that happened that day and one person you are thankful for. At the end of each week, read the previous week’s entries and give thanks.
- Work with your physician and pray that the Lord will give your health care providers His perfect wisdom. God promises His wisdom in abundance. Read James 1:5-6.
Jehovah Rapha, our Great Healer, we pray for the needs of Your followers. Father, they are great and many needs. Embrace these readers with Your healing touch. Comfort them, Holy Spirit, and give them peace. In the waiting, in the listening, in the quiet, give them hope. Now, may the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ enfold each one as they become aware of your gifts of every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies. We honor and glorify Your Holy Name. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
In the comments section below, tell us what you are praying for. I will pray for you, and I am sure that others will pray for you.
Let’s start a prayer community. Prayer is powerful.
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13 responses to “8 Reasons to Believe God for Healing”
I am praying for total restoration of my health especially with endometriosis that has plaques me for over 30 years. Thanks for believing with me
Father, I pray for Dee. You are Jehovah-Rapha, our Great Healer. Nothing is impossible with You. Jesus, You raised the dead, healed the sick, touched the leper, and cast out demons. We ask that You touch Dee with Your healing touch. Bless Dee and use this trial to strengthen Dee and glorify Your name. Amen.
Dee, please let me know how you are from time to time.
May the Lord bless you and keep you in His lovingkindness,
Thank you for your story of hope! I have been praying for healing from chronic fatigue, severe anxiety, limbic system disfunction, etc. for almost 14 years. I believe the Lord has called my husband and I to adopt/foster children right now but am obviously concerned and confused as to how that will be possible with my severe limitations. Your prayers and any advice are most welcome. Thank you for your open heart!
Jennifer, I feel your struggle. Does your husband also believe that God is calling you both to adopt/foster children? Have you prayed about it?
James 1:5-6 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
I have leaned on this Scripture many times and have found it to be trustworthy. If you both have asked God for His perfect wisdom and believe that He will give it to you, He will.
A prayer that I have prayed many times after I have asked for wisdom is “Lord, I think You are telling me to do this. I’m going to step out in faith. If I’m wrong, please slam the door shut.” Jennifer, God is faithful, and He clarifies as we trust in Him.
All-wise Father, You know the direction that You want Jennifer and her husband to take. Give them Your wisdom and strength as they pour out their hearts to You and ask You for guidance in whether they adopt or foster children. Thank You for what You will do through their obedience. Lord, thank You for their tender hearts. God, Our Healer, I also ask that You touch Jennifer’s body and mind with Your healing touch. Pour out Your peace upon her and give her strength and energy. May she wait expectantly upon You and rise upon on wings as eagles. Cause her to run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint. May she bring glory and honor to Your name, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Jennifer, I will be praying for you and your husband. Please let me know how the Lord works in your life. Karen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I pray for healing if my habits, hurts, and hang ups. In the mighty name of Jesus Amen.
I am struggling with Divorce, Drug Addiction, missing my 4 kids, missing my husband that cheated on me and left me. The 1 yr anniversary of my best friend passing just passed. I had 2 months sober then I just relapsed. God bless everyone
God our Healer, nothing is impossible for You. You lovingly made every cell in Tiffany’s body. Touch her mind, her body, and her spirit with Your healing. Jesus, You have overcome the world, the victory is Yours. Draw Tiffany close to You. Help her to focus on every spiritual blessing that You have given her in the heavenlies. Cause grace and peace to be multiplied to her as she lives through You. Oh, Lord, bless Tifffany. Turn her ashes to beauty and her mourning to rejoicing. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
I have been hoping for healing from anxiety, depression, and genital herpes. I have read stories of others being healed and am praying he will do the same for me.
Father, You know Rachel’s body and her spirit better than she knows it. Bless her with Your peace that passes all understanding, comfort, and joy. Wrap her body and mind in Your healing touch. Use her story to honor and glorify You. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
Hi, your story really resonates with me…God has promised me that he would restore me…and said I was going through Job but I am always not sure…just hearing that God promised you before he healed you makes me feel so encouraged. Hope you can pray for me and encourage me that hopefully I heard God right.
I am constantly thinking of giving up what God told me to do…kinda like how you were thinking of resigning from that job…I believe God told me to sing as a career/be a recording artist and then immediately after he told me I lost my voice and continued to lose my voice off and on for 4 years so I can’t record the music I wrote!! Since I’ve developed fibromyalgia symptoms, all I can do is write songs…
I feel so utterly forsaken and suicidal that maybe I was wrong about what God told me..because I just feel a burning desire to sing and write songs and I can’t imagine that I heard wrong because I almost feel like I was created to do this. Hope to hear from you <3
My dear Cynthia, I, too, contemplated suicide. Please tell someone today about your suicidal thoughts and get help. Please promise me that you will call the National Suicide Hotline right now, 800-273-8255. After you talk with them and take their advice, please follow through with what they want you to do. And then, please let me know that you have. If you want to talk privately, please email me at Karen@PossessHisPromises.com.
Yes, God did tell my husband and me (at different times) that He would heal me, but in those two years of waiting, we pressed in and studied the Bible and thanked Him for the healing that He was going to bring. The week before God healed was one of my hardest weeks. I was totally broken. I believe that I had to be totally broken with no hope that I, myself could overcome the fibromyalgia. That was when I told the Lord that I didn’t care anymore if He healed me, I just wanted to have more of Him. A few minutes, my husband marched me down the aisle knowing that God was going to heal me, even though we had gone forward many times before. This time, he knew I would be healed. Abraham was prepared to give God Isaac, the son of promise, as a sacrifice to God. Are you willing to give God your healing? Total surrender. That is what God wants. Then, He will work in you in ways that are far beyond your expectations. You will be delighted.
Father, touch Cynthia’s heart and body with Your healing touch. Deepen her relationship with You and bring her into the joy that only You can give. Heal her spirit, her mind, and her body in Jesus’ name. Amen
Cynthia, may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Please return to let me know how you are doing. I’ll be praying for you. Karen
Hi there believing healing for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia I’ve had now 11 years, as well as PTSD, depression and anxiety.
My name is Hannah btw and I am a solo-mum!
Hannah, take heart, God is with you in your suffering. God still heals today.
“they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”
That is a promise that I held onto for years. Waiting like Sarah, Joseph, Hannah, David, Elizabeth, and many more. Waiting in expectation of God’s work in and through me. Consume the Scriptures, pray them, and wait on God expectantly. He has good things ahead for you. Father, bless Hannah with your healing touch. Help her to become aware of Your Presence and lovingkindness. Draw her close to You and lead her by her right hand. In Jesus’ name, Amen.