Yes, God Still Heals!
“He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.” Psalm 107:20
I am living proof that God is still in the healing business. After hearing from my gynecologist that he was sending me to a specialist to determine why I could not get pregnant, I thought that childlessness was our “permanent condition”. In looking for a reason for why I was not yet pregnant, some of my tests results prompted him to tell my husband and me that we may never be able to conceive a child.
Fortunately, we were members of a church where the pastor believed in the power of speaking God’s word and prayer. He and his wife taught the church family that God’s word and prayer would change things. So my husband and I began to pray more frequently after hearing the doctors opinion. I also began to keep a journal where I would write various scripture verses that dealt with the power of God’s Word. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was putting into practice what Proverbs 4:20-22 says, “Pay attention to God’s words. Keep reading them and thinking about them. Why? Because they bring life to anyone who finds them, and they bring healing and health for their entire body and mind” (my paraphrase).
I kept looking for and finding more scriptures that would strengthen my faith. I would write them out in my journal and add a note under each one about how I understood its application to our circumstance of infertility. In other words, I would paraphrase it like you read the passage from Proverbs 4 above, so that I could understand it better and apply it to my life. As I got deeper into the Word, I found that God blessed me–this was the only way I was able to have some level of peace through more months of conceiving. Because I was focusing more on Him, I was not so focused on the inability to get pregnant. I also found that doing this gave me more confidence in not only God’s ability, but also His willingness, to heal whatever was wrong with my body so that I could conceive naturally.
Where there is confidence, there is expectation. Where there is expectation, there is hope. Where there is hope, there is an inner image of something coming. I had to hold onto that confidence in God for me to be healed, pregnant, and deliver a baby.
I am now the proud mother of three beautiful children.
I hope this testimony offers you some encouragement today. Speak the word! Make your confidence and hope in God and put attention to His words. They will bring you life, health and healing to you body!
Scriptures to offer more encouragement and to get you a start on speaking God’s Word out loud every day:
- “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all of his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” ~Psalm 103:1-4
- “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” ~Psalm 119:50
- “…He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.” ~Matthew 8:17