Does God Want to Heal Me?

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The emotions created by a lack of healing often cause people to ask this question. Yet God even calls Himself by a healing name.

God uses many different names throughout Scripture to describe Himself and assist us in understanding His characteristics. They were used as names in the original language, though when translated they often appear as more of a phrase. Some examples are: God Almighty, God our Righteousness, God our Provider, God our Peace, Redeemer, Savior, King of Kings, Father God, and many more. In Exodus 15:26, God says, “I am Yahovah Rapha’,” which is translated in English, “I am the Lord who heals you.” A direct translation is the “Self-Existent or Eternal One who cures, heals as a physician, repairs, thoroughly makes whole.” To help us understand Him clearly, God identifies Himself as the One who thoroughly heals us. His desire is that our healing is not solely physical, but in every aspect of our lives. [This post is a continuation of a healing discussion the day prior called, “Why Doesn’t God Heal Me?” You will want to read that post first if you have not, as this post will mainly go through quotes showing God’s willingness to heal.]

One passage that clearly illustrates God’s work of complete healing in our lives is Psalm 103. Notice that every aspect of life is covered.

Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all 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. The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed (Ps. 103:2-6).

This prophecy about Jesus in the book of Isaiah foretells His crucifixion about 700 years B.C. It specifies that the flogging Jesus suffered was a part of the work of salvation to bring us healing.

But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed (Is. 53:5).

The prophecy is referred to in the book of 1 Peter about 60 A.D. “He Himself [Jesus] bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed (1 Pet. 2:24).”

Jesus’ ministry of healing and willingness to heal everyone in need expresses God’s heart to heal us.

Let me explain why Jesus’ life on earth reveals God’s heart and actions to us. One of the 12 men that worked closest with Jesus, named Philip, said to Him one day, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered, “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father (Jn. 14:8,9).” Similarly, a quote in Hebrews 1:3 says, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being.” Since Jesus reveals the heart, desires, and actions of God to us, we can take immense comfort as well as strengthen our faith and prayers by perusing the following quotes on Jesus’ life. This isn’t a complete list, but thorough enough for you to see that God heals those who come to Him without partiality.

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Examples of Jesus’ Willingness to Heal Anyone

Mt 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Mt 8:2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

Mt 8:3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.

Mt 4:24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them.

Mt 8:8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

Mt 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.

Mt 8:16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.

Mt 9:21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”

Mt 9:22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.

Mt 12:15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,

Mt 12:22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.

Mt 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Mt 14:36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Mt 15:30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.

Mt 19:2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

Mr 6:13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

Mr 6:56 And wherever he went– into villages, towns or countryside– they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Mr 10:52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Lu 4:40 When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.

Lu 8:50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

Lu 9:11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

Lu 18:42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”

Other Various Healing Quotes

Jer 30:17 “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the LORD.

Jer 33:6 I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Ps 30:2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

Ac 3:16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

Jas 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Jas 5:14,15 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

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