I’ve often wondered how we’d look if we could see the invisible part of ourselves--the part that God sees but we don't. I’m talking about the part most important to God--that which deals with relationships. When you think about it, God's primary purpose in coming to be with us and to die for us was to heal our relationship with Him and in so doing, our relationships with one another.
I suspect that if we saw people with their relational problems expressed as physical ones, we would see a different world. A man we saw as strong and athletic we might now see flushed and shaking with the rigors of anger and resentment; a well-groomed, well-fed lady might appear thin and emaciated from a cold, empty loneliness; and a gray-haired, handsome executive might look unkempt and dirty with the weeping sores of an uncontrollable lust.If people appeared to us in this way, we would see the healing power of Jesus in a whole new light. When He touches us, remarkable things happen in the invisible realm. The fever of anger is washed away in the balm of a God who understands pain and gives a peace that defies understanding; the malnourished, lonely soul is fed with the companionship of a living God, who truly is the Bread of Life; and the sores and stains of uncontrollable sin that keep a man chained to shame are touched and healed by a Man who imparts the Spirit of power over the forces of darkness and looses the chains of the oppressed.
At Kwasizabantu in Natal an emaciated African woman--a witch doctor who had come to Christ--was dying of cancer. She overheard someone questioning why God had not healed her.
“Don't you say anything about my God,” she retorted. “I was filled with bitterness and possessed by demons, and God has healed me. My body is nothing. My heart is full of love, and I am going to be with the One who has made it full.”
If they could have seen her the way God saw her, I am sure they would have seen a robust, smiling lady dancing her way to her Lover.
Prayer for Healing
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us.
1 Peter 2:24 [Jesus] bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed.
Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Matthew 8:17 He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.
Psalm 107:20 He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Proverbs 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes: Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:8 It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.
Exodus 15:26 I am the Lord who heals you.
Psalm 103:3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases...
Exodus 23:25 …serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Isaiah 58:8 ...your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
3 John 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Mark 16:17 …these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues...they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
James 5:15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
Matthew 8:13 Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.