HEALED FROM WITHIN – by Creflo Dollar
Life, the way God intends for us to live it, is a beautiful thing. However, many of us don’t have the biblical wisdom we need to enjoy our lives. The result is that we find out the hard way about life’s sharp edges, and we inevitably get hurt. When we’re hurting, we can go to God for healing from within.
It’s not God’s will for us to suffer. When we agree with this, we speed up the healing process. Jesus spent much of His ministry healing people; when He encountered a leper who wondered about Jesus’ willingness to heal him, Jesus answered the man emphatically. “And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ Immediately his leprosy was cleansed” (Matthew 8:2, 3, NKJV).
Too many people wonder if it’s really God’s will that we receive healing. They may think that something they’ve done, some mistake or shortcoming on their part, could be hindering it. The leper’s doubt can be contrasted with the faith shown by the centurion soldier, who agreed wholeheartedly with Jesus’ capacity and willingness to heal, regardless of a person’s past:
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed… And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour (Matthew 8:5-8, 13).
God is well able to heal not just physically, but emotionally as well. The pain from broken relationships is easy to spot when we look at many of those around us. God’s Word brings healing and wholeness, and healing begins when we trust Him enough to give our emotional wounds to Him. “Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth” (Jeremiah 33:6, NKJV).
When the woman who had suffered with the issue of bleeding for twelve years came to Jesus for healing, she most likely had emotional scars from being rejected and ostracized for so long. However, she believed in Jesus so strongly that she didn’t hesitate to go to Him and touch the hem of His robe. Jesus instantly healed her not only physically, but also emotionally. “And he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over’” (Mark 5:34, NLT).
The kind of healing God offers us comes with peace of mind and the knowledge that good health and wholeness is His will for us. He wants us to enjoy our lives, free from unresolved conflicts and negative emotions that eat us up inside and diminish our quality of life. God is willing and able to put the broken pieces of our lives back together again. When we believe this, we give Him access to our hurts and pains, and enable Him to heal us from the inside out.