So many times when we are facing a physical condition, sickness, disease, or pain, we tend to focus on what our body is telling us. After all, isn't that what the world tells us? Pay attention to your body. What is your body telling you? Yet, God tells us just the opposite. Our body shouldn’t be talking to us, we should be talking to our bodies. We are healed. We are whole. We are renewed in strength and power. Isn’t that what Abraham did?
19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,”
“How did he reconcile these two irreconcilables? You remember what they were: God’s Word which declared him the father of nations, and the deduction of human reason, based upon the evident physical impossibility of his begetting offspring.” p. 150
He didn’t try to reconcile them, he ignored his body and believed God’s Word. This is exactly what we have to do. Verse 23 tells us this wasn’t written for Abraham’s sake but for ours. When your body is screaming that you are not healed, consider not. When your body is telling you their is another symptom, you are not healed, consider not.
Let’s not be like the religious leaders in the house where Jesus was teaching, “listening with ears that were deaf to the divine power of the message; gazing with eyes blinded lest the light of the glorious gospel should shine into them;” p. 141 Let’s be like Abraham and believe that God’s Word is the final authority and what His Word says is true.
From every stormy wind that blows. from every swelling tide of woes, there is a safe, a sure retreat, ‘Tis found at Jesus’ sacred feet
We are living in the time where we have a right to expect God to heal, expect God to deliver, expect God to move in our lives, in response to our faith. He will not disappoint!