Faith for Forgiveness and Healing
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:1-3).
Jesus’ sacrifice for us provided both forgiveness of sin and healing of all sickness and disease. We understand how to receive forgiveness of sin. We know that God forgives when we confess our sins. Here’s the thought: the same faith that receives forgiveness will receive healing too.
When receiving forgiveness of sin, we pray and confess our sin according to 1 John 1:9. And then we have to stand on the Word until the manifestation of the release from guilt comes.
There is a period of time after you confess your sin that you don’t feel forgiven. During those times you don’t need to go back to the Lord and confess the sin all over again. He heard you the first time. You just stand on the Word until the feelings of guilt leave! That’s called walking by faith!
Healing is received exactly the same way. You pray and believe you receive the answer to your prayer. At first, there seems to be no outward change. The symptoms are still there. But you act in faith and praise God for healing you until the manifestation comes.
So the same faith that saves you from sin is the same kind of faith that brings healing to your body. Forget the time factor. Don’t say, well, the symptoms are still there; I must not be healed. That’s like saying; well, I asked for forgiveness but I don’t feel forgiven yet. Faith takes the place of what God promised until it manifests. And faith acts in the face of negative feelings!
Act on the Word today and defy your feelings. He forgives all you sins, and heals all your diseases. Your faith is bridging the gap today between your need and God’s promise.