The need for healing, great or small, at some time or another, is universal. That’s just a fact of life. And that’s probably why Jesus spent so much of His time on earth healing the sick. The four Gospels are full of accounts of miracles of healing that Jesus performed—lepers were cleansed, the blind received sight, the mute talked, the lame walked, and the dead were raised to life again. “Great multitudes followed Him,” we are told, and He was “moved with compassion” and “healed them all.”1
No one can read those accounts of supernatural healings without consciously or unconsciously making a decision that puts them in one of three general groups: those who think the miracles never happened or can be explained scientifically, those who believe they happened then but couldn’t happen today, and those who understand and embrace the wonderful truth that Jesus is just as ready, willing, and able to heal us today as He was the multitudes long ago. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”2 I hope that reading this issue will inspire you to strive to be in the third group, if you aren’t already.
And don’t stop there. Learn to put His promises of healing to work for you and others who need your help and prayers. No sickness or condition is beyond His power to heal, but neither is any ailment too small for Him to be concerned about. He loves you personally and dearly, and stands ready to help, comfort, and strengthen you. Even if He doesn’t heal you immediately or supernaturally, be assured that He wants your afflictions, like everything else, to work out for your good.3 Turn to Him in your time of need, let Him draw you closer to His heart of love, keep trusting Him, and watch Him work His magic in your life.
1. Matthew 14:14; 12:15
2. Hebrews 13:8
3. Romans 8:28