by Colin Campbell in Meat For Men – February 12, 2013
Wouldn’t it be great if our church services were full of testimonies of God’s healing. Don’t you think that more people would want to know about our great God? Our hospitals that are full of the sick and diseased are a testimony of our present day lack of faith.
David praised the Lord in Psalm 103:2-3, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases.” How strange it is that we confess we have faith that if we repent of all our iniquities God will forgive us. But, when it comes to diseases and physical pain, we have so little faith to believe Him for the healing of our diseases.
Seeing God Himself links forgiveness of sin with healing our diseases, should not we do the same? There seems to be something wrong when we are so hasty to rush to the doctor or hospital after we have received prayer. Often we don’t even wait a little while to see if we are feeling better, and if so, cancel the visit to get another prescription of drugs with all their negative side effects.
I am not against doctors and drugs. At least, If we don’t have faith in God to heal us, there is the alternative. Yet, would it not be more refreshing to tell all your friends how God healed you?
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