Isaiah 53 – Healing is God’s will

Prayers for healing are often finished with the sentence: If it is your will. Is it even necessary to include this sentence in the prayer? How can you be sure that God will answer your prayers if you do not even know if what you ask for corresponds with his will? God wants you to have certainty and not to go through life plagued by doubts never knowing if your prayer will be answered or not.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Isaiah 53,10

How could it please God to bruise Jesus and let him suffer? Would that not mean that God finds pleasure in sickness? One thing is absolutely clear: God does not find pleasure in sickness, suffering and pain. But God knew that if all sicknesses, suffering and pain was laid on Jesus, you and I would thereby be free forever. God saw the effect of what Jesus did on the cross and that pleased him. It pleased him that you and I would be free from sickness for good. If we know that it pleased God that Jesus bore sickness for us, we also know that it is never God’s will for us to be sick. He wants you healed and well! If he would not want that, Jesus would not have had to bear sickness, suffering and pain at the cross.

The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” Numbers 21,8

When the people of Israel were bitten by snakes whose bites lead to death, God said to Moses to make a brazen snake and put it up on a pole. If the Israelites would look at the snake, they would live. God did not want the Israelites to die, but he wanted them to be healthy and alive. The brazen snake on the pole is a picture of Jesus at the cross. Just as the Israelites had to put their sight away from the bites and to the snake on the pole to stay alive, we should put our sight to Jesus. Jesus at the cross is the payment for every sickness, any suffering and every pain. God’s will is your healing! For that, Jesus went to the cross.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5,14-15

We know now that healing is God’s will. If you know what God’s will is, you do not have to finish your prayers with “If it is your will”. You can come boldly to God ask for what you need and then you know that God heard you and you get what you have asked for. If you are sick, you know that healing is God’s will. Change your prayer based on this knowledge and say for example: “Dear Father, thank you that healing is your will. I ask you for healing for this sickness (say what bothers you and for what you need healing). Jesus paid the price for my healing on the cross. By his stripes I am healed. Thank you, that you hear me. I receive complete healing and restoration for my body. Amen.”
And now you just thank God for your healing. Healing is a gift which is given to you based on grace alone and not something you can earn. Gifts are received by saying thank you. Healing is always God’s will for every person at any place. Also for you!

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