We’ve all got stuff, you know? We’ve got hurts, questions and disappointments in our lives. I’ve got stuff. Blindness is a constant, unrelenting, challenging loss — emotionally, spiritually and even physically. I’ve asked God for healing probably a million times… but, so far, healing hasn’t come.
My friend’s got stuff. Her daughter is fighting addiction — some days she’s better, someday she’s worse. My friend has prayed for her daughter a million times too. And, so far, healing hasn’t come.
You’ve got stuff. Even if I haven’t met you yet, I listen to women all over the nation at my speaking events, and I’ve heard your voice in their words. I hear hearts breaking in half as they tell me stories of the husband who left or the job they lost or the parent they’re caring for or the teenager who has made their home a war-zone. Tears fall and hope hides as they describe how they asked God for healing a million times and God didn’t heal.
As I think of all the hurting women I’ve met; as I pray and cry with my friend; as I struggle within my own darkness, I wonder ... perhaps God is healing?
God is our Healer and no matter what you’re going through or what you’re asking Him for, He will heal. Healing may just show up differently than you expect.
Here are three ways God heals:
Jesus was in the synagogue on the Sabbath and there was a man there who had a shriveled hand. All eyes were on Jesus… would He heal? After all, it was the Sabbath and performing a miracle was a form of work and working on the Sabbath was a big no-no! The Pharisees were ready to pounce if Jesus even thought about healing that man. Not on the Sabbath… not on their watch! But, Jesus always elevated people above procedures so “he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other” (Matthew 12:13).