The human mind is amazing. It is so powerful that it can alter health and well-being, which is why the “placebo effect” and psychosomatic illness can be very real, involving nothing but brain and body. Now imagine the endless possibilities once you bring God into the picture with His supernatural ability to bring health and healing to the human body. The Bible tells us God can and does provide supernatural healing. Do we trust and believe that God is willing and able to help us?
“And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction’” (Mark 5:34, NKJV).
Experientially, we know God can and does heal, but not always in the timing or manner we desire. The apostle Paul prayed for his thorn in the flesh to be removed, but the Lord didn’t heal him. Why? The Bible says that God wanted Paul to know the sufficiency of His grace (2 Corinthians 12:9).
So, what is the whole truth? God can heal, and He wants us to pray for such things; however, we are called to submit to whatever He decides is best. A good approach is to pray believing in faith that God can do anything, but adopting the submissive attitude Jesus demonstrated when He prayed to His Father, “Not My will but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42). This is true faith that overcomes.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.