How do I walk in faith and wisdom as I look to the Lord for healing?
As you trust in the Lord, know without the shadow of a doubt that as surely as Jesus has borne your sins, He has also borne your sicknesses (Isaiah 53:5, Young’s Literal Translation). God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to give you abundant life (John 3:16, 10:10)—wholeness in body, mind, relationships, finances, and health. In the same way earthly parents desire the best for their children, God, who is our loving heavenly Father, wants His children to be healthy, happy, and whole. It is His will that you may prosper in all things and be in health (3 John 1:2)!
When He was on earth, Jesus, God’s perfect will in action, healed all who were brought to Him (Matthew 4:23–24). Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is still willing and able to heal and restore wholeness to your body today. The Lord does not, and will never, withhold healing from you.
The Lord is not just willing for you to be healed and delivered from all physical afflictions (Psalm 103:3), but He has also, through His sacrifice at Calvary, already paid the full price for your healing. At the cross, He bore not just our iniquities, but also all our infirmities and sicknesses (Matthew 8:16–17). He was bruised, crushed, and scourged, so that by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:4–5, New Living Translation). Jesus was made a curse on the cross so that the curse of sickness cannot prevail in our bodies. In exchange, we received His abundant, resurrection life and the blessings of Abraham when we put our faith in Him (Galatians 3:13–14).
So, regardless of whatever symptoms you might be experiencing in your body, come boldly to the throne of grace and claim your healing from all sickness and disease. Even if the healing breakthrough you desire does not manifest immediately, rest secure in the perfection of Jesus’ finished work and confidently expect to see your breakthrough come to pass. He is, today and always, “the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26)!
While we believe it is our heavenly Father’s desire for His children to walk in health and wholeness, and that our Lord Jesus has paid the price for our healing (Isaiah 53:5), we also believe that He uses different channels to effect healing, and these include doctors, medical treatment, and surgery. Faith in the Lord does not mean ignoring medical advice or throwing out our medications. In fact, we give thanks for doctors and surgeons because they are fighting sickness and diseases, just as we are.
Even as we follow the advice of our doctors or take our medication, our trust can be in our Lord to heal us. If we have to undergo surgery, we can pray that the Lord will anoint the hands of our surgeons. If we have to go through treatment, we can pray that we do not experience the side effects that may afflict others. We can pray for our healing and recovery to be quick and complete. And even when our circumstances appear dire, we don’t have to despair like those who don’t know the Lord—we can stand on the promises found in the Word of God.
As you wait upon the Lord, we encourage you to focus and meditate on Jesus' love for you and His finished work. To help you along, please visit
on Health and Healing on our ministry website for a special selection of Bible verses pertaining specifically to healing.
If you are dealing with a health challenge, we are believing with you for your breakthrough and we speak the Lord’s healing over you. But even as you stand in faith for your complete healing, be sure to practice both faith and wisdom. Do consult a qualified medical practitioner or healthcare provider regarding your health status, and do not, on your own accord, disregard any professional medical advice or stop taking your medication. While we recognize that different individuals will experience different results, we continue to stand in faith with you and affirm God’s Word and healing promises for your situation. We are praying for you and looking forward to hearing your praise report!