“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he. ” Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”” —John 9:1-11 NKJV
I remember when I was a little girl, I was as healthy as can be. I don’t recall having any health issues until I reached the age of twelve. My life became a journey after that. I had doctors visits every other week and I missed school some days and my mom even had to take off work just to make sure I was attending my appointments. To add to that, I had two near death experience that He truly saved me from.
One day while I was in the hospital I asked God “Why me? Why do I have to go through this?” I was tired of experiencing so many health issues. I just wanted to be “normal” but I realized one day that what I was dealing with was my new normal and I had to deal with it.
That time in the hospital marked the beginning of me actually trusting in and leaning on God! Even though I got tired, I didn’t give up on Him and to this day I’m so glad I didn’t. Why? Because He has proven to be my Healer.
Remember the woman who had the issue of blood? Let me refresh your memory:
“Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.” —Mark 5:25-29 NKJV
This woman had gotten fed up. The doctors couldn’t heal her so she apparently heard about Jesus and believed that He could make her well. Well she didn’t ask Jesus to heal her. She simply said within herself that if she would just reach out and touch the hem of His garment, she would be made well. And that’s exactly what happened. When she touched His garment, she was healed.
I can’t recall how many times I’ve cried out to God for Him to heal me. But today it makes sense. Sometimes we have to experience things so that His power can be revealed in our lives. Recall the story of the man who was blind from birth. The disciples inquired if the man was blind because of sin, either his own or his parents. Jesus told them that neither of them sinned. He was blind so that the works of God could be revealed in Him. God wanted to demonstrate His power and that is what happened.
I added another testimony to my file on April 25th, 2019 when my gastroenterologist informed me that basically a miracle had been performed in my life because when he first saw me my intestines were very inflamed and there were ulcers present and they were filled with pus. But after my colonoscopy, he was amazed at the results. He stated “In all of my years of practice, I have never seen anything like this.” I was filled with joy because I know it was only God! It was all Him. And to add to that, God recently healed me of something that I’d been believing Him to heal me of and He did just that but it was after I repented. Even in that, He is still God and He still heals.
When He proves Himself to us, that should increase our faith to see Him work in the lives of others. Let us continue to believe God to make what seems impossible to us, possible. He can do it for NOTHING is impossible or too hard for Him!
Reflect & Praise!
Has God healed you in any way—physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally? Have you seen Him heal someone else? Do you trust Him to heal you of what you may be experiencing in your body or mind right now? Do you truly believe He is Healer? I dare you to put your faith to the test today and believe Him with everything that’s in you. He is HEALER!
Stay tuned for Day 3 on Friday! 😉