A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. Mark 1:40-42 (NIV)
Am I Healthy?
Am I healthy? Am I whole? Sometimes, I think I am. Sometimes, I know I am not. Only you really know when and where and why and how I need to be healed. I only have one alternative. I only have one course. I only have one choice. What’s that? I will come to you. You are the great physician. I am under your care. I am opening up myself to you. I welcome you to inspect my life. I invite you to put me under your close examination. I want nothing to be hidden from you. I want you to heal me. I want you to bring your health and healing and wholeness into every corner of my life. That’s good.
How do you think I will heal you? I’m not sure. I do know a few things for certain. What’s that? It is your desire to heal me. It is your plan to heal me. You want me to be completely healthy and whole in you. Yes, I do. What else? You want me to come to you to ask you for my healing. Why is that? You want me to come to rely on you for what I need. You don’t want me to be self-sufficient or self-reliant. That wouldn’t work anyhow. I do not have all I need. I am not all I need. You want to give me what I need. You want to supply what I am lacking. Yes, I do. There is more. What else? You want me to know your kindness, mercy and love. You want me to know that you are a giver of good gifts. Yes, I do. There is no better gift than to know that your loving hand of healing is on my life. There is no greater joy than to know that you are with me to help me. That’s true. That’s right.
Where will you be if you want me to heal you? In your presence I will be healed. In your presence I will be made healthy. In your presence I will be made whole. The nearer I draw near to you, the farther sickness and brokenness and unhealthiness will be driven from my life. You will change me. You will transform me. You will fill me full of your health as I rest in your presence. Yes, I will. You can be certain of that. I know and I am so thankful. Heal me Lord. Yes, I will.
Lord, sometimes I don’t even know where my life needs healing. Many times, I have thought I was completely healthy and whole and then I see that I am not. Lay your hand on me; touch my life so I can receive your complete healing in every corner of my life. Amen
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