“Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’ Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.” – Mark 5:41-42 (NKJV)
The Lord has given me several dreams about healing. One I am unlikely to forget.
In the dream, I was in a hospital room where a teenager lay in a coma. Her friends came to pray for her, and the Lord reminded them to pray in faith, as Jesus did for the little girl in the scripture.
As the girls prayed, their friend woke from her coma and sat up. An instant later, as her friends stared in disbelief, she jumped from the bed and said, “Let’s eat.” As she bounced through the doorway into the hall, she turned and said, “Aren’t you coming?”
Slowly her bewildered friends got up to join her.
When I woke from this dream, the Lord reminded me that we need to believe in what we’re praying. We shouldn’t be surprised when He heals. Awestruck, yes. Humbled and grateful, absolutely. But surprised? No. God is our Healer. We need to pray in the faith that He will heal us, and thank Him in awestruck wonder and gratitude when He does.
Lord, we believe. Help our unbelief! Thank You for teaching us to pray in faith of what You will do as our Healer. Help us to rejoice in gratitude when the healing takes place. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Thought for the Day
Do you believe God heals?