The Healing Process
"God, You're my healer.
I live by faith and not by sight, sometimes miracles take time.
While I wait I will worship. Lord I worship your name.
While I wait, I will trust you. Lord I trust you all the same.
Your faithful everyday.
Your promises remain.
Though I don't understand it. I will worship with my pain.
You are God, you are worthy, you are with me all the way.
While I wait, I will worship, Lord I worship your name.
Though I don't have all the answers, still I trust you all the same."
-Lincoln Brewster- While I Wait
Healing is difficult; it takes time, investment, and intentionality. But I also believe it's totally and one hundred percent possible- no matter what we've experienced in life, if we know Jesus. Truly, He is the one and only healer who can remake us better than how we originally started. Like a potter with clay, Jesus is strategic and careful in remaking and healing our lives into some masterpiece so that we can glorify Him.
In Isaiah 58, it talks about one of God's promises of healing in our lives. God says that if we fast on behalf of the needy, if we live to love others, that in the process of loving other people "our healing will quickly appear" (59:8), it continues "that your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard" (58:8). God also promises that when we call, He will answer us. That when we cry for help, He will say "Here am I" (59:8).
2 Chronicles 7:14-15 also talks about healing. It says "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will come down from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." So this verse says that their are a few things we can do in order to be healed by God and those are: humbling ourselves, praying, seeking God's face for healing, and turning away from our sins. And this says that if we do those things, God will forgive us and and He will heal us.
There's a story in the Bible about a man who had been paralyzed his entire life and that's found in Matthew 9:1-5. This guy who was so worn down by physical disease and probably mental and spiritual anguish by this point in his life... met Jesus his Healer. And when Jesus saw Him, he said "Take heart, son, your sins are forgiven." and then went on to tell the man to "Get up, take your mat and go home."
The same man who delivered the paralytic in the story, the same God who performed hundreds of miracles written in the Bible, is the same God who has the power to help and heal us. He is not only willing, but he is actually actively pursuing us and our healing. And while it may seem scary or difficult or even impossible for us, nothing is difficult for God.