to Get Healing Faith
years God has been showing me the relationship between
healing and faith. In my mind's eye I keep seeing one hand
labeled Healing and the other hand labeled Faith. This image
is imprinted on my brain, and I think God has given it to me
to emphasize the relationship between the two.
faith and healing are so closely tied together that it's
nearly impossible to discuss one without the other. Almost
all healings take place through someone's faith. Sometimes
it's the faith of the sick person; sometimes it's the faith
of the people doing the praying. But almost invariably,
someone somewhere is exercising faith.
clearly a shortage
did all the faith go? There's clearly a shortage. The
problem, I suggest, is that most of us haven't heard enough
healing Scripture in our churches to create faith in
our hearts. And the root of that problem, in turn, is that
we haven't heard healing consistently preached and taught. In
other words, we have no "Word-base" on which our
faith can rest.
do we need to do, then? Study God’s Word on healing,
especially in the New Testament--and keep feeding
those healing Scriptures into our hearts and minds and
spirits. God's will is to heal all His people,
but that revelation won't be ours until we're open to it.
faith is a process
we steep ourselves in Scripture, let's remember that
gaining faith is a process. It doesn't happen in just a day
or a week, but over an extended period of time.
an ongoing basis, we need to look at the
Scriptures, to hear them read aloud, to speak
them out loud, and to meditate
("chew") on them until we get to the point where
we know beyond any doubt that God wants to heal us, and that
the healing is already ours because Jesus accomplished it
for us on the Cross.
let's be aware that if we feed ourselves only a little
Scripture, then only a little belief will result. But if we
feed ourselves plenty of the Word on healing, then plenty of
belief will result, and our faith will soar to new heights.
if we keep feeding ourselves faithfully, the
time will surely come when it's easy for us to believe in
healing. Once we've arrived there, we'll be able to pray
healing prayers with perfect confidence, for ourselves and
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here