Is Healing For Today?

By Anna Kate Williams

It seems as if we don’t hear a whole lot about healing today in everyday society. We hear a whole lot about new medications, research clinics spending years searching for a cure, big Pharma, medical experts, etc. And thank God for all these things! God can use all these avenues, and He does them on a daily basis! However, I want to point our attention back to THE Healer who died on the cross and bore stripes on His back for your Healing.

We see miracles of healing taking place all throughout scripture, and it seems as if one of the biggest questions in today’s society regarding healing is this: Is healing still for today? Scripture is full of times declaring God’s will is healing for every believer. Not in one place does it say that healing was only for ‘bible times.’ Hebrews 13:8 tells us He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That means He is just as much a healer today as He was in the accounts we see in scripture. 

I like to think of it this way- If we say healing wasn’t still for today, then neither would be salvation. If I were to ask you how you know if you are saved, you would most likely say something like… because I declared Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. From there, faith comes in, and we must believe it to be so. It takes faith to believe we are saved.  What is faith? Faith is a complete trust or confidence in someone or something. So, once we’ve repented of our sins and asked Jesus to be the Lord of our life, it doesn’t just end there. We must remain in faith that He will lead and guide us through whatever circumstances we face in life. It’s a daily walk with Him as we become closer to Him and who He is. 

It’s often the same with healing. Healing is an unwavering belief that we are healed regardless of what we see in the natural, regardless of our symptoms or circumstances at the moment. We speak it and proclaim it in faith because Jesus said it, and we believe it. 

It’s God’s Will to Heal.

In Luke 5:12, we see the story of Jesus healing a man with leprosy. Scripture says this man was FULL of leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and said “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” I love what happens next. Jesus reached out His hand and touched him and said “I am willing; be cleansed” and immediately the leprosy left him. 

Jesus makes it crystal clear here that it is His will to heal. 

In case you didn’t see it the first time, or you’ve been told anything different through the years, let me speak this truth to you before I continue- It is God’s Will to heal you. It is God’s will for you to walk in total and complete healing. 

Isaiah 53:5 in the NLT says, “He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” 

Now I am not a word scholar, but I do love to know the meaning of words. If you look up the word whole in the Hebrew, it means complete and perfect. Lacking nothing. Not only is it God’s will to heal you, but it’s His will and desire for you to walk in wholeness, complete and lacking nothing! Isn’t this what Jesus embodies? When I think of Jesus, I think of Him being whole. There’s nothing that He lacks. If you are a believer, you have been made in His image and in His likeness. Therefore, through Him, you lack nothing and have been made whole.

I want to encourage you with the truth of God’s Word. Healing belongs to you. God has provided total and complete healing through Jesus Christ, and it is made available to you today and every day by what Jesus did on the cross. He was willing to Heal in the Bible, and He is still healing today. We must have faith in His willingness and compassion to heal. 

A simple prayer: “Lord, I thank you for who you are and what you did on the cross. Thank you that I am healed and whole from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Sickness and disease cannot survive in my body, and my body is a direct representation of the healing power of God. I believe that the healing power of God is working in my body right now, producing healing, health, strength, and life. In Jesus name, Amen.”

May 2, 2023