“… I am the LORD, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26c (NIV)

If we are to experience the miracle of healing, we must lean on God’s healing promises and respond in faith to His Word. One of my favorite promises is found in Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) It says,

“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”

When you are praying for whatever healing miracle you need, search the Scriptures for the promises of God and lean on them. As you do, you’ll discover three ways in which God heals: immediate, delayed, and ultimate.

When the healing is immediate, it is obvious and thrilling, as when Jesus gave sight to the blind, made the lame to walk, or the deaf to hear. He alone gets the glory, and the healing will point others to Christ. Sometimes, the healing is delayed as God shapes our character in the process. God is more concerned with our character than our comfort and will often use delays in our lives to shape our character for the assignment He is preparing us for or the faith He is developing in us.

Ultimate healing is Heaven! Only in Heaven will there be no more tears, no more pain, no more suffering and no more death! Whichever way God heals, it is a miracle! God works every miracle in His time and in His way. Just trust Him and let God be God. When we are convinced that He loves us with an everlasting love, we won’t have any hesitation to pray for the miracle of healing.

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