What is healing anyway? As soon as I fell and broke my arm, I cried out ‘Lord, heal me and I shall be healed.
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. (Jeremiah 17:14, NIV)
I know there are stories of people being healed of a broken bone immediately. That did not happen to me. This was more like my personal experience. I had intense pain for quite a while.
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. (Psalm 6:2, NIV)
Still through these many months, over time, the Lord placed me with caregivers who have helped mightily toward my recovery. Am I to say now that the Lord has not healed me? No.
God answers prayer in his own way. Some like Paul, prayed for healing (of a possible eye problem) but instead, his attitude was healed.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord …but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:8-9, NIV)
Our decision to trust in God no matter what happens is in fact our real healing.
Prayer- Lord, heal me and I shall be healed. Amen.