“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
Today I was praying for several people. Many were sick, injured, or recovering from surgery. At the same time, my back was hurting.
I have noticed that most prayer requests between Christians and in the church are related to healing the body. We are shown multiple times in the Bible that God heals. Jesus healed the sick. God healed kings, lepers, nations. We pray for healing.
If you have studied the science of how our bodies work, you can see that from the beginning, God had a plan for healing. Take the eye for example. Tears wash dirt from the eyes. Then there is how God designed our skin to heal cuts and scrapes. Even our blood clots so wounds can heal. And of course our white blood cells attack infections.
So, with healing come tears, pain, and even scars. Healing takes time. Sometimes it is not how we expect it. But God heals according to His will. Some people are made whole, while others are allowed to keep their illnesses. And some are healed through death, because they’re taken to Heaven where there isn’t any more sickness, disease, pain, or suffering. Whether the body is whole, sick, or dying, it is to glorify God. We can depend on Him.
God chooses to heal, or not to heal, according to His plan.
» Will I pray and then wait for God to heal according to what He knows will be the best to bring Him glory?
» Will I pray for others who need God’s healing?
» Will I write down the answers to those prayers?