Often times we limit the power of the Holy Spirit and His abilities without giving Him a chance to work on us — we go round in circles looking for answers and remedies to our sicknesses ( cancer, stroke, brain tumor, scoliosis etc) frustrations, bitterness, emotional wounds, abuse both physically and verbally and it goes on and on. Our own ways and self prescriptions only do us more harm than good. But then I believe Jesus can heal all that and more look at he woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25–34, Matthew 9:20–22, Luke 8:43–48), this should tell us that healing goes beyond just a headache or migraine. Jesus seeks to make you whole.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all (Psalm 34:19) – simply put Jesus can deliver you from anything.
I bumped into an old friend yesterday — whiles catching up I was lead to ask about her mum — her facial expression changed from excitement to disgust in just a second. The happiness in her eyes disappeared immediately because of some words her mother had said to her — to the extent that she had doubts about her being her biological mother. I got really sad listening to her say those words — a part of me understood how she was feeling, simply because the way a parent perceives and talks to his or her child becomes the child’s inner voice — and also because I had experienced verbal abuse personally except that it was not my mum.
I believe words have power and can manifest in ways you don’t even imagine, the bible says in Proverb 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Some words that were said to you so many years back are still imprinted on your mind because of the depth of pain it caused you when you heard them. I have a thing for words — unfortunately, I have found myself in situations where I got verbally abused to the extent of doubting my self worth. I got trapped in my own silence, I started experiencing identity crisis. Those words re-echo in my head countless times and I feel worse. Truth is all I was craving for was to be loved and appreciated in a way that only God knows how — hence no matter whom I confided in thinking they could help, nothing was able to fix how much pain I was feeling.
But then guess what? My inner healing occurred on my knees—all I needed to do was go back to the cross, I cried out to the Lord. It didn’t happen in a day, but the bottom line is this: I am healed. I was healed by the Presence of Jesus. (Yes, He can do same for you) I had to come to an understanding that maybe the very people who hurt or broke me with those words might have been broken one way or the other — so my best physician had to be JESUS The Only One who never lost a patient. My experience of weakness has been admittedly frustrating at times, but it has also been, by God’s good and gracious design, very beneficial for me and others. I believe God is pleased to use our various kinds of weaknesses and limitations to remind us of important truths and refine our trust in him.
When we get healed we are so quick to forget, and go back to our daily routines, when things are going well, we are tempted to forget how dependent we are upon God for everything (Deuteronomy 6:10–12). Good salaries, ministry success, healthy bodies, or a charming personality can become the horses and chariots in which we put our trust (Psalm 20:7). When our weakness should reminds us that we depend on God and His providence for life(breath), we find joy simply in knowing that we live by His Grace.
Maybe yours has to do with something your dad/mum said to you whiles you were growing up, something your current boyfriend keeps saying to you, or something your boss said or whoever may have said or done to hurt you. No matter what that infirmity may be — I am here to tell you JESUS CAN AND WILL HEAL YOU — so I need you to shake it off and walk in what you believe — you were wonderfully made, you’re God’s perfect creation and nothing anyone says to you defines you. Yes, it’s not that easy but trust me just let it go and believe in your true identity (How God sees you and witness the difference)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14). Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29) In the same manner that you dislike what someone did to you — you train your tongue not to go around doing same. This scripture gave my mind a new thinking — in the sense that, I owe it to myself and whoever comes into contact with me to be verbally good to them. Teaching my mouth the habit of speaking good and positive things into their lives.
Dear Lord thank you for your mercies and grace that are made new every morning unto us. Thank you for your blood that makes the shattered whole. I pray and commit anyone reading this into thy healing arms that is able to make every broken thing whole. Heal him/her from any hurt or pain be it physical, emotional or spiritual grant unto him/her a renewed heart, mind, body and soul to live according to your will in Jesus Name…Amen.