Never Forget About God’s Healing
Meanwhile, I thought I should send Epaphroditus back to you. He is a true brother, co-worker, and fellow soldier. And he was your messenger to help me in my need.
I am sending him because he has been longing to see you, and he was very distressed that you heard he was ill.
And he certainly was ill; in fact, he almost died. But God had mercy on him—and also on me, so that I would not have one sorrow after another.
If there is one thing that I guarantee every human has experienced it’s an illness. Every human would have experienced sickness at one time in his/her life or the other. Illness first of all is not of God, He did not create illness, it came as a resultant effect of man’s fall, so no one, especially believers should get comfortable around illnesses or diseases. The good thing however is that from scripture, we can already see God’s place regarding illness.
When you look at Jesus, and observe how He related with the sick, you’ll discover that He never let sickness stay around Him, in some of those scriptures, you’ll see powerful phrases such as “healing all”, “healed the multitude” etc being used. A good example is Acts 10:38; it says Jesus went about “healing all that were oppressed of the devil”. That phrase means that so long as He could come across a sick person, He’ll be willing to heal. So in Jesus, we can already see God’s disposition regarding healing, because Jesus is God in the flesh.
This means that at every point in time God wants you well, in fact God wants not just you, but everyone in the world to be well, and that’s why He even gave us initiative to heal others who are sick like He did:
Mark 16:18 – They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
Sometimes however, in this world, you’ll be exposed to content or material that make illnesses seem normal, or natural, and may make you want to embrace them, but you need to always remind yourself that God wants you well. In our key scripture, Epaphroditus a devout believer was sick, in fact, he almost died, but got better afterwards. Paul made a profound statement there; he said “God had mercy on him”. This means that God was involved in his healing. It was obvious that Apostle Paul must have been in distress as a result of the illness, but he stated the solution they settled with, and that is God’s healing power. Never forget God’s healing people, no matter how terrible the illness, God can and will heal.
Thank you Jesus for your healing power, I trust it, and boldly walk in it, amen.
Author – Gem