Do You Believe God Can Heal?

David CerulloBy David Cerullo4 Minutes

As someone who has personally witnessed healings on nearly every continent on earth, I’m always amazed when someone raises the question of whether God still heals people today. If you need a healing today or know someone close to you who does, I have very good news for you …

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

That means the same healing power that touched lives 2,000 years ago is available to YOU and your loved ones today!

Whether you need a healing in your body or from the scars of emotional wounds, God wants you to know that it is HIS WILL to heal you. He’s in the healing business today, just as He was in the days when the Bible was written.

In Matthew 6:10, Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” And that’s exactly how Jesus lived His life—doing on earth what He saw His Father doing in Heaven (John 5:19). You see, Jesus knew His Father’s will, and He knew the Father had given Him authority to forgive and heal people.

What are things like in Heaven? There is no pain, sin, loneliness, or sickness in Heaven, so we can know for sure that God’s perfect will is to set His people free from such things.

Will we sometimes face a battle for our health? Of course. At such times, we must understand who we are in Christ and learn to exercise the authority we’ve been given by our Father. We need to know that the same Holy Spirit who was operating in the life of Jesus is operating in us (Romans 8:11).

Hindrances to Healing

So why do people sometimes suffer with sickness and pain even after they are prayed for? Although I don’t claim to understand each and every situation, here are a few observations:

Healing sometimes is delayed because of God’s timing or our need to persevere in faith. We shouldn’t get discouraged if we don’t see an instantaneous miracle every time we pray for healing. Even as we wait, we must be confident God’s Word is true when it speaks of His desire to heal us.

Unresolved sin or disobedience can block God’s healing power. At the Cross, Jesus defeated both sin and sickness, for He “bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24). Because Jesus came to “destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8), we can have victory over sin, disease, depression, poverty, and every other attack of the enemy.

Know and Believe the Truth

Jesus said we can know the truth, and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). But the opposite is also true: God’s people often are “destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).

The truth is that God wants to heal you. But you must learn to use your spiritual authority over the devil’s work. Keep standing in faith, believing God to fulfill His promises in your life.

God bless you,

David Cerullo