Are you sick in your body? Do you need a divine touch from the Lord? Start working your way through the Bible, speaking His promises out loud over your body. When you speak the Word of God out loud, you are literally releasing the blessings of the Lord to infiltrate every part of your existence. You are putting God in charge of the situation and putting the devil on notice that you are a child of the Living King!
Keep reading the Word! Don’t get stuck in a ditch filled with self-pity. Don’t whine, but shine. It’s easy to think of how hard things are when you don’t feel well. Don’t give in to defeat, depression or pity. That’s right where the enemy wants you. Keep your eyes on the prize and let the healing balm of the Psalms begin to wash over you as the Holy Spirit supernaturally drives out all sickness and disease.
Jesus gives us the victory over death, hell and the grave (Hosea 13:14)…not the partial victory, but the TOTAL victory! He has all power in heaven and on earth, and we can use this mighty power to wage battle in the heavenlies against principalities that come to harm us (Ephesians 6:12). When we are armed for the battle with the Word of God, Satan and all the demons of hell must flee. Sickness and disease must flee. But where do we turn when the doctor hands us the most horrifying diagnosis we never saw coming?
Turn to the Word of God. Begin to absorb it into your heart, mind, soul and body. Read through Psalm 91. Verses 1 and 2 start like this, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’” Verses 9 through 11 promise this, “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
Are you in the middle of a storm? There is no better place to turn than the Great Physician. And there is no better way to prepare for the battle than to read the Word and speak life into your body. Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live…”
As with everything in life, we are presented with choices. Which will you choose? Life or death? Blessings or curses? God encourages us to choose life and to live it more abundantly under His sheltering wings. Let Him know what concerns you most.
Psalm 61:1-4 promises that He is listening when we cry out to Him for help! “Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.”
God is so good to present key messages in the Bible over and over again until the message is so crystal clear there is no way we can miss it. The previous Scriptures listed are just two examples of God telling us that He is a strong tower we can run into when the storms of life are raging all around us. He promises to shelter us with His outstretched wings, covering us and protecting us from harm.
Psalm 23 is another wonderful and very familiar chapter. Verse 4 tells us, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” No matter the extent of your disease…our God is able! Do you think that Jesus went about healing people in ancient Israel and yet somehow today He is unable to help you? Wrong!
He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)! What He has done in the past, He can and will do again. If He raised Lazarus from the dead, He can heal your cancer. If He made the lame to walk, He can heal your broken bone. If He made the dumb to talk, He can touch that part of you that no man has been able to find a medical cure for…because He is Almighty God.
Remember the woman with the issue of blood? She had been suffering for years, running around to doctors all over town, spending her life savings. And all she had to do was reach for the hem of His garment. In that instant, she was made whole.
Luke 18:27 says, “But He said, ‘The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.’”
All things are possible with God! Is your earthly physician giving you the worst case scenario, telling you that there is no hope? We serve an all-sufficient God, the God of all hope. He is the resurrection and the life. Start reaching for the hem of His garment and get ready. As you wait upon the Lord, He will restore your health and refresh your spirit. He will give you a new song in the darkest midnight and turn your mourning into dancing. There is no limit to what God can do in your life once you turn Him loose.
He is the great I am (Exodus 3:14). Whatever you are in need of today, our God is able! All you have to do is ask in faith believing…and it shall be done (Matthew 21:22).