Healing should be an easy process; Jesus took all our sickness and disease on His body and by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2 v 24).
Yet, sometimes we do not see healing, especially when the sickness has been long term.
In a case like this a person can identify with their illness, they can make it part of their identity.
When the woman with the issue of blood (a long term illness) was healed Jesus said “and be whole of thy plague”.
He didn’t say the plague, he said thy plague.
Had the woman been ill for so long that she had made this illness part of her identity?
Did Jesus recognise this in the woman?
This may just be conjecture with the woman, but it could be true for us.
The good news is that even if we think that way at the moment we can change how we think.
We can push through, become determined and reach out to take our healing; this is what we see the woman doing in this account.
What I’ve been learning this weekend is that we need to be aggressive in taking our healing; the Lord wants us to live in health (and prosperity) above all things, but we need to play our part in accepting our healing.
So, stop identifying with your illness and start identifying with your healing.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the healing that you have already provided through the finished work of Jesus”.
Matthew 5 v 34…..And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague