(1)…“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. (2)When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. (3) For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. – Isaiah 43:1-3 (NLT)
In light of the earlier post, (if you have not read I Believe God Heals part 1, please do), I want to continue the thought here…
For everyone that questions whether we should trust God for our physical healing, I believe the answer is simply…what is the alternative? In a society where taking prescribed medicines can cause greater problems than the condition we are taking them for—why not believe God?
What is the alternative????
We all want to be well, (I don’t know of anyone that wants to be sick), that is why we go to the doctor. When we find ourselves facing sickness and disease, we should choose to turn to God for an answer to our condition. He has the answer to whatever condition we are facing.
I know there are some that choose not to have medical intervention or assistance of any type but I am not of that opinion. I simply believe that although I will go to the doctor to find out what I am facing, I choose to take any diagnosis to the Lord and His Word—believing that by His stripes I am healed.
When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, initially I was scared but I believe God heals. As we went through the process of chemo treatments, at each treatment I would take the vials in my hand, before it was introduced to her body, and pray that it would serve the purpose for which it was designed and not have all the devastating side effects that are known to go with it. Although there were some, I truly believe it was not as bad as it could have been—I told you it was a process.
Often, as humans, we would rather not go through the fires of life (sickness in this case), but it is He who protects us in the midst of, and leads us through the fire. It is He that leads us “through the valley of the shadow of death.” If we trust Him, He will see us through anything and bring us out as well. I believe God heals.
When sicknesses arise, are we willing to “go through” if necessary…or do we just want to be delivered from it? This is not an advertisement for sickness but it is a dose of reality that sometimes we will have to go through as well. But either way it is God that heals, delivers, and set free!
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