When health issues or heartache come your way, there can be a variety of questions that come flooding to your mind. Rather than turning to frustration and despair, fill your heart with faith, knowing there is nothing God cannot heal. In this devotional, be encouraged with stories of God’s healing power from lifelong sickness to trials.
I’m always thinking about food. Bread recipes. Kefir. Roast beef. What’s for dinner? Should I make a dessert tonight? If I double this soup recipe, we will have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow.
You see, I love to cook. And as a homesteader, much of our lifestyle revolves around food. We like to grow. Preserve it. And eat it. But food has been a predominant focus of mine long before the adventure of homesteading. If you’re new to WholeMade Homestead, I have had hypoglycemia for most of my life. It has been a long and gruesome battle that countless times I have begged God to take the illness away.
I have often found myself connecting to the woman with the issue of blood in Mark chapter 5. She had suffered for a long time and all of her earnings had gone to seeking a cure. No physician understood her troubles rather their recommendations only made her issue worse. Her family rejected her. The community ostracized her very presence. Shame and frustration were feelings she knew all too well.
This woman needed healing. When she heard about a fellow named Jesus that was healing people from all sorts of ailments, I imagine she felt excited, hesitant and hopeful.
“When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed. Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.” – Mark 5:27-29
Take a moment to remember what happened in this bible story. Jesus realized something had changed when he was touched. Instead of pressing through the crowd of people onward to his destination, he turned back to find the woman that had come in contact with his garment. And rather than scolding her he poured out his love and grace upon her.
“He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” – Mark 5:34
This is what is at the very heart of our Lord. And this story gives me the hope that I need today, tomorrow and forevermore.
Maybe you can relate.
You need healing. Healing from a broken heart. Healing of the soul. Healing from a physical sickness or disease. And most of all you need someone who will reach out their hand and say you are loved.
Well let me tell you that God can do all things. He is our restorer. He is our savior. He is Jehovah Rapha!
And healing belongs to you!
I don’t know what you’re going through today. But I do know the wilderness suffering can create.
Today as you walk through the valley, put your hope in God! Exercise your right to hope in the one who can heal. Declare, “I believe you are my healer! You may have not healed me yesterday and I may not be healed today but that doesn’t change the truth, you are a healer! Your words confirms it. I will praise you for being a healer! I will praise you for the healing you have done for me in the past. I will praise you for the the healing you are doing today.”
Friend, rest in the word of God! Be filled with faith and know that you have not been forgotten. You are loved.
Bible Verses About Healing
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 42:5
“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Exodus 15:2
“I am the Lord, who heals you.” – Exodus 15:26
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.” – Jeremiah 30:17
“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” – Jeremiah 33:6
“There is nothing that the nearness of Jesus will not cure.” – Mike Wells, Abiding Life Ministries International
“We don’t live by our feelings but by the truth, the truth of the Word of God.” – Charles Stanley