If you are one of the 1.5 billion people suffering from chronic pain, I’ve got good news for you: Jesus took your pain to the cross! Often in my Healing School services, I hear from people suffering from lower back pain, bulging disks, fibromyalgia and more. Pain has become their constant companion. Well, I’m here to tell you that God provided healing through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
If you find yourself in this situation, follow the example of the woman in Mark 5. She knew what it was like to have trouble getting healed.
“[She’d] had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse” (Mark 5:25-26, KJV). In other words, she was sick. She was broke. And she’d been that way for a long time.
If anyone ever had reason to say, “I can’t figure out how to get God to heal me,” this woman did. But she didn’t take that attitude. Instead, she took a series of steps that connected her with God’s power, and she ended up hearing Jesus say, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole” (verse 34, KJV).
Faith, like God, is no respecter of persons. It works the same way all the time for everyone. That’s why Brother Kenneth E. Hagin used to say, “If anybody will do the things that woman did, they can receive healing from anything.”
I know that’s true, not only from the Bible but from personal experience. So let’s take a look at exactly what this lady did.
Heal Chronic Pain by Hearing It!
According to Mark 5:27, KJV, what first set her story in motion was this: She “heard of Jesus.” Since faith comes by hearing the Word of God, it’s no surprise that’s how her healing miracle started. She heard the Word. If we’re going to have faith to receive healing, that’s where we’ll have to start, too.
Heal Chronic Pain by Saying It!
What did she do next? She spoke words of faith. “She kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health” (verse 28, AMPC).
That’s how faith always talks. It says what God says. So if we’re going to receive healing like this woman did, that’s what we’ll do too. We’ll speak the Word!
Heal Your Chronic Pain by Acting on It!
Once the woman with the issue of blood heard the Word and said it, she went into action! She did what she knew to do. She pushed her way through the crowd that was pressing in around Jesus and touched His clothes (Mark 5:27). In other words, she put feet to her faith. She behaved as if what she believed and said were true.
Heal Chronic Pain by Taking It and Telling It!
When the woman in Mark 5 acted on her faith and touched Jesus’ clothes, it was more than just a physical action. It was spiritual too. She actually reached out with the hand of faith and took (or received) from Him the healing she needed. That’s what made her touch different from everyone else’s.
It’s one thing to reach out to the Lord hoping to get healed. It’s something else to take, by faith, the healing He has already provided.
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