Years ago, when I first started studying about healing and being healed, a friend of mine who had been struggling with sickness made this comment: “I know God heals,” she said, “I just can’t figure out how to get Him to do it!”
If you ever find yourself in that situation, follow the example of the woman in Mark 5. She knew what it was like to have trouble getting healed. Mark 5:25-26 tells us she had been sick and broke for twelve years.
If anyone had a 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, your faith has made you whole” (verse 34).
I have witnessed the truth of these steps throughout my life and ministry. The following steps will help so you don’t have to wait any longer for your healing.
- Receive Your Healing by Hearing the Word
Mark 5:27 tells us this woman’s first step: She “heard of Jesus.”
She heard that Jesus came to bring peace (Acts 10:36-38), which in Hebrew means “to be whole, with nothing missing, and nothing broken.” She heard He came to heal all who are suffering from sickness and oppression, which are works of the devil. She heard He had been sent by God to do us good—and that includes your healing.
- Receive Your Healing by Speaking Faith
Next, she spoke words of faith: “She kept saying, If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed” (Mark 5:28, NLT).
This woman spoke the Word in faith. Your faith won’t work without God’s Word. You must keep it in front of your eyes, in your ears and in your heart constantly, otherwise you won’t speak with faith. Instead, you’ll talk like the world.
With every cold or flu that comes to town, the world proclaims, “I’m going to get it. I get it every time.” By contrast, faith says, “Jesus took all my sickness and disease on the cross. I walk in total health. Thank you Jesus!”
- Receive Your Healing by Acting on It
Once the woman, with the issue of blood, heard the Word and said it, she went into action! She pressed through the crowd and touched Jesus’ clothes (verse 27). She behaved as if what she believed and said were true. She acted on her faith.
After you have heard the Word, begin to do what you couldn’t do before. If you couldn’t bend over, then bend over. If you couldn’t lift your arms, lift them. If you used to get the flu, stand on the Word and declare your healing. Speak the answer, not the problem! It’s amazing what happens when you take action!
- Receive Your Healing by Receiving It and Shouting It!
The woman in Mark 5 reached out in faith and received from Jesus the healing she needed. Faith and determination made her touch different from everyone else’s, and she received her healing (verse 30-34).
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!
Don’t wait another minute. Say, “I take my healing now!”
This woman’s example still stands true today. Don’t sit around saying, “I’m so tired of waiting for my healing. Maybe one day God will do it.” No, put these principles to work and soon you’ll have your own healing testimony to share!