Trials in everyday life are inevitable, learning to cope with the challenges of sickness, pain, suffering, even a sudden loss can be heartbreaking and emotionally draining.
Perhaps You or a family member, or friend may be facing cancer, a heart attack, stroke, or some ailment that may change the way you, a friend, or a family member live in the future. The meeting with the doctors is not the news you want to hear and nothing is working for a cure.
I’ve learned in my own life to trust the Lord and His Word in these circumstances even when the future looks grim or impossible. “Surely Christ carried our grief and pain”… (or sorrows and sickness). He was wounded for our transgression and crushed for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him and by his stripes, we are healed” … Isaiah 53:4-5
I don’t know what you believe, but I know from God’s Word there is divine healing at the cross. The cross gives us hope to trust God in every circumstance and trial. There is power in prayer to believe God for the impossible! Jesus’ life and ministry in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John speaks of Christ not only as Savior, but Christ as Healer.
Here’s a few verses to take to heart.
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
Matthew 8:16-17 NIV
“The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment”.
Matthew 15:25-28 NIV
“Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God”.
Acts 3:4, 6-8 NIV
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”.
James 5:14-16 NIV
Enjoy your day and coming week.