Saturday, February 23, 2013

And I Praise Him

An eye opening study.  Today, I looked at God as the Healer and read multiple passages about that.  Funny thing though – I didn’t find myself drawn to the verses that spoke of physical healing, but rather of spiritual healing.  It didn’t take me long before I realized that my focus should be on the healing of my faith rather than the healing of my body.  So often, we look for physical healing when God just wants us to have a healthier faith.  I need a faith healing to believe and know that God’s will is good all the time.  This is the sickness I have and this is the healing I need.  In this world today, doctors heal our physical bodies – but God does something totally different…He gives something that the world cannot give.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  John 14:27

And so, I started reading about healing, from a different perspective.  Simply reading the Bible can alone be healing because it puts my mind at ease, knowing and remembering that God’s got it all figured out.  So all I need to do is read and believe…and it will be life and healing to me.

“My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.  Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.  For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.”  Proverbs 4:20-22

I read a while longer and came across this verse, and just paused to think about it.  Crying out to the Lord for help will bring about healing.  Oh sure, not the kind of healing that we often think of – but this faith healing, I want that!  A silent time of prayer, a pleading to God for mercy, a peace that passes understanding – all because I read my Bible and prayed.

“O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.”  Psalm 30:2

I raise my bowed head and open my eyes.  I feel the peace that only comes from Him.  I feel the near presence of the One who has ordained these events in my life.  And I praise Him…and know that He will heal my faith in ways I can’t even imagine.

“And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”  Mark 5:34

For those who need true healing,


  1. Melissa, this hit home for me tonight.
    Again, thanks for sharing! How easy it is to pray for physical healing and "forget" or overlook physical healing!!

  2. Jennah, I'm glad this encouraged you! Physical healing is nice but ultimately not what we want - right? :)