"I'm sorry, nothing short of a miracle could help you now," the doctor sympathized. "We have no way of treating the condition in your back. Possibly, complete bed rest might help prevent further deterioration. Surgery is not likely to be successful in your case, though we could try it. But, I canít guarantee the results."
I had been lying flat on my back for about three months now since my accident. The pain was unbearable every time I moved. Friends from Church were doing everything from grocery shopping and laundry to cooking meals and helping with my two boys. "Oh no, I can't be like this the rest of my life,Ē I complained to the doctor. "But, I don't want surgery either."
Leaving the doctor's office depressed and discouraged, thoughts of being an invalid loomed heavily on my mind. After all, I was only 32, and I couldn't be a burden to my friends and family forever. Being a single mom, I just had to get back to work and support my children. I cried, "Oh God, please help me."
Struggling with self-pity, I questioned GodÖ
I prayed and read my Bible constantly. Struggling with self-pity, I questioned God, "Why me, Lord? What have I done to deserve this?" For awhile, it seemed as if God was strangely silent; His only response being, "Trust Me." And, then it happened!
In James 5:14-15, it says, Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up... My heart filled with hope. I knew this was God's answer to my prayers.
Excitedly hobbling over to Church (a couple of doors from where I lived), I hurriedly explained to the secretary that God was going to heal me right then and there. Trying to hide a somewhat skeptical smile, she called the pastor. They anointed my forehead with oil and prayed over me.
Immediately my back straightened up, all the pain disappeared, and I was completely healed! Skipping, running, jumping with joy, I praised Jesus all the way home. (Note: Returning to the doctor for additional x-rays, the diagnosis revealed that absolutely no sign of back injury remained.) Click here to obtain more information about Godís divine healing power.
God heals today! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Throughout the New Testament, references are made to Jesus healing ďevery manner of disease.Ē No matter what sickness or ailment you are suffering from today, God is able and willing to heal you. He loves you, and He is no respecter of persons. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for your sins so that you might have abundant life now Ė here on the earth. And, so you can receive the most precious promise of all Ė eternal life when Jesus returns for you and me.
Healing is part of the abundant life!
Troubles, needs, and lack face each of us in some area of our lives. Many things can cause sickness and disease: germs and bacteria, lifestyle habits, etc., but there often are underlying spiritual factors at work. Doctors and medicine can be very effective for the physical aspects, but only God can heal both the natural and spiritual causes of disease.
God still heals today, just as He did in the days when Jesus and the apostles walked the earth preaching, teaching, and healing the sick. God loves you and desires for you to receive healing and victory in your spirit, soul and body. Two important keys to your miracle are shown below.
Know God personally, so that you can experience His presence and power in your daily life.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2, NKJV)
Some people try to use will power or positive thinking, neither of which has a very long-lasting result. True health and healing that is real and that lasts comes out of having a personal relationship with the Healer, Jesus Christ, Godís Son.
Why? Our soul includes our mind, will and emotions. In the Scripture above, it refers to our spirit (our inner man that is eternal). This Scripture shows the relationship between our body (health), soul, and prosperity in every area (mental soundness, finances, relationships, etc.)
Doctors have long linked many sicknesses and diseases with our emotions: stress, fear, anger, holding a grudge, and so on. So you see, you canít have prosperity (wholeness, well-being) in one area without the other areas of yourself and your life being affected.
Learn and believe the Word of God (the Bible), so that you can put His promises into practice.
Öso is my (Godís) word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11, NIV)
There is power in Godís Word! Psalm 107:20 tells us that He (God) sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Godís Word created the earth. He spoke into existence the sun, moon, stars, land and water as well as the flying, creeping, and every kind of creature, and then finally, the first man and the first woman. Do you think there is anything too hard for Him to doÖto fixÖto heal?
Do you think that your circumstances Ė whether suffering with a headache or cancer, a son on drugs or a pregnant daughter, a wayward husband or a nagging wife, an empty bank account, loss of job or a pending home foreclosure Ė are beyond Godís ability to handle?
Not only is God able to heal your body, deliver your family, provide for your needs or take care of anything else in your life, He wants to show Himself strong in your behalf! He loves you and delights in doing good to you!
In this article, we have covered only two ways that God heals, but there are many good promises in Godís Word for you. Watch for more upcoming articles on Godís divine healing power and other good gifts from God!
by Holly Lewerenz
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