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Jesus Can Heal You Everywhere You Hurt

- by Joyce Meyer

Proverbs 4:20-22 says, My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing, and health to all their flesh (AMPC).

God never intended for us to limp through life and “just get by.” These verses tell us that God’s Word brings life, health, and healing to every single area of our lives. He wants to heal us physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, socially, and in every other way. 

I like to say it this way: Jesus wants to heal you everywhere you hurt! He wants to make you whole, and there’s not one area beyond His reach.

For instance, maybe you can use some help in your marriage or relationships. Or maybe you struggle with your self-image and can use more confidence. Whatever the need, there’s an answer in God’s Word for every single problem you have.

Let’s take a closer look at the verses above. The New Living Translation says, My child, pay attention to what I say. To pay attention means that we look at, read, study, ponder and even pray about God’s Word...then do it over and over again.  

But it doesn’t stop there. Next it says, “consent and submit to my sayings.” In other words, we shouldn’t just know God’s Word, but we should also do what it says to do.

God’s Word is one of our greatest weapons, but we have a part to play. The Bible won’t help us just because we have it sitting on our bookshelf. It’s up to us to read it, study it, and apply it to our lives.

I think many times we can think of studying the Bible like it’s an obligation instead of a privilege. For instance, there was a time when I felt like God wouldn’t love me as much if I didn’t spend a certain amount of time reading His Word. Then one day the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “Joyce, stop acting like you’re doing Me a favor when you study—I already know the book.”

You see, God’s Word is medicine for our soul—it’s what we “take” to get better. And we don’t do it out of obligation, but we do it because the Lord will use it to heal every area of our lives. 

What if you were sick and went to the doctor, and he said, “Here, take these pills and you’ll get better”? Would you go home and put the pills on a shelf and never take them? Of course not! And it’s the same with the Bible.

Just like we would take an aspirin for a headache or put a band-aid on a scraped knee, we should apply God’s Word to the “wounded” places in our lives. God’s Word is literally medicine for our spirit, soul and body.

Whatever your needs are today, I encourage you to research and study the Word in those areas, then even begin declaring what God says over your situation. For instance, if you have sickness in your body, say things like: 

“The Lord heals all of my sicknesses. Jesus took away all sickness and disease, and by His stripes I am healed.” (See Psalm 103:3; Matthew 8:17.)

I am walking proof that God’s Word can heal you in every way possible. In fact, I often tell people that I feel younger and healthier today than I did when I was in my thirties! It’s because His Word breathes life into every part of who we are. 

Whatever you’re going through today—whatever areas of your life need healing—always remember that God loves you, He sees what you’re going through…and He wants to heal you everywhere you hurt.

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