Today’s Key Scripture
“Come, and let us return to the Lord; for…He will heal us.”
— Hosea 6:1
God’s divine touch upon a broken body or mind is not merely a New Testament phenomenon from the days of the apostles and the early church. His ability to perform the miraculous is not and never has been restricted to a certain timeframe in church history.
God is no respecter of persons, for “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
What does this mean, in terms of spending time in His presence?
God is a healing God, and His very presence births the hope of healing, deliverance, and restoration. Chronicled in every book of the Bible is God’s power to heal.
Healing, in fact, is an integral part of why Jesus Christ endured Calvary: “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
We are also promised, “The prayer of faith shall save the sick” (James 5:15). This is as true today as the instant the Holy Spirit inspired the apostle James to write the words.
Miracles still happen! As you spend time in prayer and fellowship with Him, you can find comfort in the fact that He is still the Healer!
A Prayer for Today
Almighty God, I’m so grateful that You are Creator and Giver of life. You are my Healer. You bring light where I otherwise could not see the way. You plant my feet on solid ground, keeping me from falling, even as You guide and guard me along the way. And because of what You did on Calvary, You brought salvation and healing, not just to me, but for my loved ones as well. Help me walk in the miracle-life You have prepared for me. I pray this all through Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.