I believe the Lord is a healing God.
His healing is what we seek to bring about wholeness in our lives. The Bible reveals miraculous healings, but it does not give us a step-by-step plan to experience a miraculous healing.
I believe, God can do what He says He can do. The Lord is able!
Most Assuredly, I say to you he who believes in Me,
the works that I do He will do also;
and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
“Believe” is a necessary part of the equation for the desired result of healing in our lives. In the next few blog posts we will see many different actions from people in the Bible who received healing from God. These actions alone are useless without our “believe.”
Do you believe?
Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Without faith any action we take would be nothing more than works. Works do not please God, faith does! God is looking for those believe.
Does Matthew 13:58 just blow you over? It does me! I just had to sit and let it soak in for a minute. How like our Christian walk with Jesus. The One who healed all who came to him in one place:
“And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.”
Yet one chapter over, and a few parables later, Jesus is still healing, but not everyone.
Unbelief had gotten in the way!
Isn’t that what happens today, we see a healing every once in a while, but more times than not it seems as if Jesus is overlooking those needing healing.
I must ask, “Is it Him or is it us?” Hear Jesus’ words:
“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
I believe there may be a touch of sadness in His voice. Maybe He was thinking, “After all this time and all that you have seen me do, Why don’t you believe?”
On the other hand…
Read James 2:17-20 and see what fills in the blanks below.
“even the _______________ believe and _______________! (vs. 19) But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is ___________”(vs. 20)
Faith and works go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Well, I guess you can, but let’s just say it is not a good thing, or better yet, it is not a God thing. We believe, therefore we act. Our actions reveal an inner belief system that drives us and motivates us.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
- Act on that belief!
- Don’t stop believing!
God give us faith that supersedes our greatest trials, obstacles, and brokenness!