Does God Heal Today?


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I’ve heard people say “It’s God‘s
will” or “I’ll just leave it up to God” when faced with a serious illness or
tragedy. Don’t fall into that trap. God wants us to pray to him for help. In
Luke 18:1 Jesus told his disciples that they
“should always pray and not give
up.”
and then Jesus
asked
“…will not God bring about justice
for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?”
Pray to God from your heart for healing.
Don’t stop. Don’t give up. God wants us to ask him for help. He loves
us.

Over 20 percent of the Gospel is
about the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught his disciples how to
pray and heal. He sent them to carry on his work. Wouldn’t Jesus want his
followers to pray for healing today?

Many spiritual writers have
defined the call of healing so narrowly that some people feel they don’t
qualify. But today a new awakening in faith has made us realize we are not only
called into healing for ourselves, but also in various degrees into healing each
other.

The Bible actually gives us some
directions on how to pray for healing. For example, in James 5:14-15 we are
told:
“Is
any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him
and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15) And the prayer offered in
faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has
sinned, he will be forgiven.”
and in James 5:16 we are asked to
“confess
your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be
healed.”
and then told that “The prayer of a righteous man is
powerful and effective.”
I
n Mark 11:23-25 Jesus further instructs to
forgive when we pray
“I tell you the truth, if anyone says
to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his
heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24)
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have
received it, and it will be yours. 25) And when you stand praying, if you hold
anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive
you your sins.”

Only someone facing or
sharing a serious sickness, pain or tragedy knows how hard it is. They know how
hard it is to cope with the fear and uncertainty. They know how absurd it sounds
when someone first tells them to “keep a positive attitude”. They know how
terrifying it is when the doubt comes. They know how hard it is to throw a
mountain into the sea. But remember what Jesus told us in Matthew 17:19-20 when
he said
“I
tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to
this mountain, `Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be
impossible for you.”
Faith as small as a mustard seed sounds a
little like hope to me, and that’s a good start.

God bless you on your
healing journey.

Robert
Kolar


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