Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.—Isaiah 53:1, 4-5 (KJV)
This post is designed to shine a light on God’s willingness to see the believer in good health. It is not, nor is it ever the will of God for sickness and disease to rule over the body of a believer. Unfortunately, there is too much of that happening and I want to call it out. This is something that has to be preached, if it is to be believed!
The past year has been a trying one for many, me included. There have been far too many deaths and sicknesses among many that we are acquainted with and ourselves as well.
I sit here sharing the concern that several of my dear friends must be feeling. Several of my friends and dear bloggers 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. 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 the diagnosis they reach. That which the doctor determines is fact but God’s word is truth. Truth is higher than fact—because truth is spiritual and fact is natural or sense-based! I am aware that this is not popular but that does not diminish the reliability of the Word of God.
“…for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” – Exodus 15:26
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.—Matthew 8:2-3
The scriptures above states God’s position when the issue of healing comes up. It does not matter what the diagnosis is—our God is a healer. I am sure many of you reading this have had your own health experiences and scares, 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.
People try to measure the problem next to their experiences or opinion but the only thing the problem should be compared to 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 call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live—Deuteronomy 30:19
Choose to believe God and His Word…regardless of the circumstances. Believe God heals; whether it is a headache, backache, toothache, or some dreadful disease…it is all the same to Him.
What is the alternative? Believing that it is God’s will for you to be sick, believing that you have to take whatever comes on you, or trusting in a health care system that is based upon profit and have no vested interest in you getting well?
I believe God.
I believe in God’s love for His children.
I believe God wants His children whole and well.
Make the choice to receive His Healing for yourself and share His Healing with others.Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries