Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Read: Psalm 103:1-18
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;” (Psalms 103:2-3 KJV)
About three years ago someone who was diagnosed with cancer asked her pastor to anoint her with oil and to pray for healing. That afternoon a group of Christians came together in her living room to do what James 5:14 instructs. They anointed her with oil, laid hands on her, and prayed. It was one of the most moving worship times she had ever experienced.
But there was no healing of her body. The cancer did not stop, and she died some time later. Why no healing? What about the promise in Psalm 103 that the Lord heals all our diseases? Is that an empty promise?
Make no mistake: God does heal all our diseases. He heals the disease called sin.
He did not bring physical healing that afternoon for a cancer patient, but he gave her peace of mind. He helped her overcome her fear of death. And he brought healing to the family by helping them to accept what was happening.
God brings physical healing today as always. God has the power to heal at any time. And Whatever He permits to happen to us is the best for us because it was done with our best interest at heart. The gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) mention countless times when Jesus healed people. His miraculous healings are a foretaste of what is to come—and someday, when He comes again, He will indeed heal all our diseases (Revelation 21:4).
Prayer: Father in heaven, help us to remember that Jesus came to heal our diseases, and help us to believe that someday every disease will be eradicated. Amen.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 48. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul)