By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see. Acts 3:16 (NIV)
That is what you have done for me. What have I done for you? You have brought your healing into my life. How so? You have not stopped healing me and changing my life since the day I began to place all my faith in you. Tell me more about that. Well, I am completely different. I am totally unrecognizable from my former self. My thoughts and words and deeds are different. My heart and mind are different. My hopes and dreams and goals are different. There is not one aspect of my life that has remained unchanged from before I began to come to know you. You have been healing me physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have not mentioned what is most exciting about the healing that you have brought into my life. What’s that? You are not finished. My healing is not complete. You keep on bringing your healing into my life everyday as I continue to place all my faith in you. Yes, I have. Yes, I am. Yes, I will.
There is something else that I know. What’s that? It is a good thing that your healing is ongoing. Why is that? I live in a broken and sin filled world. There seems to be almost unlimited opportunities for you to heal me from how the world attempts to harm me. It is a very good thing that every day I can come to ask you for the healing I need. You are with me to help me. You are ready and willing and able to heal me. That’s right. Will you keep on asking me to bring my healing into your life? Will you keep on asking me to bring my healing into the lives of people in the world around you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
There is something else I know. What’s that? In addition to praying. You want to use me to bring your healing into the lives of people in the world around me. You will use me to heal hurts. You will use me to bind up wounds You will use me to bring hope and meaning and purpose to the lives of others as I point them to you. Yes, I will.
There is one final thing I know. What’s that? The healing I receive in this life will never be final and complete. My healing will be final and complete on the day that I come to meet with you face to face. Then I will be completely changed. Then I will be fully healed once and for all time. I anxiously await that day. That is very good.
Lord, thank you for bringing me to you. Thank you for helping me to place all my faith in you. Thank you for healing me physically, emotionally, and spiritually as I have been loving, following and serving you. I await the day of my complete and final healing. Amen
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