Perfect Health?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

What happened when God intervened in the life of this lame man? Did he become a little better? Did God take care of just some of his problems? No. The man was given “perfect health.” The Greek word (used here for the only time in the Bible) means to be completely whole, with all members of the body healthy and ready to be used.

What an amazing miracle! This man had been lame his entire life. Every day he was set down “at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple” (v. 2). He had few expectations and little hope.

But Peter and John knew there was no limit to what God could do. Filled with faith and God’s power, Peter gave a simple, direct command: “In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” And the man rose to his feet. “Immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened. With a leap he stood upright and began to walk.” He entered the temple “walking and leaping and praising God” (vs. 7-8). He was completely whole—a new man, overwhelmed and jumping with uninhibited joy, just like a child!

Today, remember that you serve the same God who performed this miracle—the God who can do all things. Do you face problems? Sickness? Financial difficulties? Relationship problems? Emotional uncertainty? Don’t place limits on God or what He can do for you. Don’t believe Him for just a little improvement. He can do anything and everything—not just small things, but BIG things. Amazing things! He can give perfect health, complete wholeness, and total solutions to your problems.