“…for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” – Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
I sit here sharing the concern that several of my dear friends must be feeling. Several of my friends are facing health issues that have come seemingly out of nowhere. These issues are wide-ranging in their severity, and some can be very scary, but that should not determine the level of your faith when receiving a less than desirable report from the doctor.
To be clear, I am not placing a doctor’s report in question. What I am saying up front is, no matter what you may be facing, our God is a healer. He has provided His Word as medicine for us (read Proverbs 4:20-23). We can take His Word when sickness comes upon us, just as we would take some prescribed medicine for treatment. Does that mean we are to ignore the doctor’s report? No! God uses the doctor too—however, they are not the final authority.
There is a stark difference between what a doctor says and what God says: the doctor relies on many years of training and experience to determine their diagnosis. That which the doctor determines is fact but God’s word is truth. Truth is higher than fact! I am aware that this is not popular but that does not diminish the reliability of the word of God.
The scripture above states God’s position when the issue of healing comes up. It does not matter what the diagnosis…God is a healer. I am sure many of you reading this have had your own health experiences or know someone who has and regardless of the outcome…I believe God heals. I have often heard people say and even pray ‘if it be the Lord’s will.” But here we see the Lord stating clearly that He heals. It is His will.
Does that mean that everyone will be healed? I think not. But that does not vanquish the truth and reliability of God and His Word. I will not try to answer the question as to why this one or that one did not get healed…that’s not my business. God is able to meet any need at any time—my or your experience does not qualify or disqualify God’s ability.
People try to measure the problem next to their experiences or opinion but the only thing the problem should be compared is the Word of the living God…and there’s no comparison to that. I believe God means what He said—He is the God that heals! Our experiences do not validate or limit the power of God. His power is not determined by our experiences, our belief, or lack thereof.
I believe God.
I believe in God’s love for His children.
I believe God heals!
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