“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. “Isaiah 53:4-5
I was listening to a sermon on television Sunday morning, as I could not attend church. The Pastor reminded me of something so profound that I had to share with you. Often, we “ask” God for things that HE has already done for us. An example given this morning, we often say, “If it is your will GOD……”. Why do we say that? We know it is HIS will, as it is clear in HIS word. It is evident in HIS suffering. It is right there in the WORD that many of us should be reading………regularly!
As my Pastor always say, I am speaking to myself, and you are just hearing what is being said. I am not judging you, this is for me, but perhaps you can learn from it too.
When I am sick, I have said, if it is your will GOD, make me feel better. Instead, what I should say is “GOD, I know you have healed the sick, I am standing on your promises and I know I will be healed in JESUS name. In other words, I must remind myself that comments like that doubt GOD, and I should be saying things that show I believe in HIM. I should be thanking HIM for all HE has done for me.
The Psalmist said, “many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all”. We are quick to hold others to their words, why not GOD, who we know will stand by HIS. This is just one of the many verses that bear witness to the healing power of our LORD.
Another one I love is “Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins and heal all your diseases.” Psalm 103: 2-3. My GOD, this was written by those who have witnessed HIS greatness. HE has done it before, and HE will do it again. We must believe in HIM. Just like written instructions for anything we want to build, use, or learn from.
We pull out the instructions and adhere to it word from word, without question. So why can we not do this when we read GOD’s WORD? Unlike the other instructions we read and hold so dear, we have testimonies that prove what has been done. We have HIS word written by those who lived while HE lived and saw firsthand what HE is capable of. They recorded it so that we can learn from it.
The bible provides many stories for us to learn from. There is no need to question what has already been answered. We need to claim it and walk in it. It is time to give GLORY to HIS name and recognize what HE has already paid for us.
We wouldn’t pay for a bill that has already been paid, would we?
You see, GOD heals, HE said so – so believe it.
God saves, HE said so – so believe it.
God delivers, HE said so – so believe it.
Can you imagine how JESUS feels knowing He suffered the unimaginable just so we can live, just to have us questions what HE will do for us?
Think about it!
In his service,