“Oh, God, I feel so sick. My head hurts. My skin hurts. My stomach hurts. I need You to heal me!”
Have you ever prayed like that? If so, don’t ever again!
One of the operating principles of faith is to go to God on the basis of His provision—not on the basis of your need.
I learned this years ago in the area of healing. I don’t ever go to God and tell Him how sick I am, and then ask for healing.
Isaiah 53:5 assures me that Jesus already provided for my healing on the cross. So when my body is experiencing symptoms of illness, I pray by saying:
“I am thanking You, Lord, for providing healing for me. By faith I receive that provision now, in Jesus’ Name. I set myself in agreement with Your Word which says, By His stripes I was healed” (see 1 Peter 2:24).
Remember this: If you continue to rehearse your need, you will be so need-minded that it will stunt your faith, and you won’t be able to receive God’s supply. But if you continue to rehearse God’s promise, you’ll become so answer-minded that it will be the most natural thing in the world to simply reach out by faith and receive His provision.
Speak the Word
“All God’s promises to me are yes and Amen.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
Scripture Study: Luke 13:11-17