A true story of healing #3
We continue with the words of Mervyn T. Judge:
“I am the Lord who heals you” (Ex. 15:26)
We have all this power for our use for the small price of complete faith in Him. It is the man who is seeking God, the penitent who is seeking freedom from sinful habits and seeking peace with his Maker, who will hear not only the quiet inner voice saying to his tortured soul, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” (Mk. 2:11 NLT) but, before these comforting and healing words are spoken, he hears the voice saying “Your sins are forgiven”.
As we pray for the healing of the whole person – body, soul and spirit – let every burden and sin which so easily envelops us, be put aside and let faith have its freedom of action.
The Book of Common Prayer for the Church of England includes this prayer: “Almighty and most merciful Father, we have wandered and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things that we ought to have done; and we have done those things that we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.”*
Turning away from God’s laws spells disease and sickness. To be healed we need to firstly totally believe in the Divine, for Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God, the Redeemer of Israel, the Saviour of the world.
Secondly, if we are desirous of Divine healing we must be prepared to live according to the Divine way. Remember, God does not send sickness and God does not heal partially. He heals perfectly.
With God, all things are possible and Paul proved this by healing the sick and even raising the dead. If we follow the conditions outlined in the laws of Christ, nothing is incurable.
Our prayer must be, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”(Mk. 9:24).
What peace this distraught world would enjoy if ONLY every knee would bow and every tongue confess His name.
You may wonder why I have earlier spoken so feelingly about Abraham and Isaac and especially of this father and son, who during this week, walked that difficult path. You see, I am that father. That young man is my son. Before you I acknowledge my deep and abiding gratitude and thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father.
* https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/daily-prayer/forms-penitence (accessed 3.1.22).
*All scriptural quotations from NLT.