8 Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever. — Heb. 13:8 (AMP)
6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. — Malachi 3:6
A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. — Matt. 8:3, Luke 5:13
Does God still heal? When we’ve been praying for something for a long while, sometimes some situations in our lives have us wondering when the God of the Bible will finally decide to show up in our lives. Has God changed?
One of the things I struggle with in my relationship with God is not His ability but His willingness. There is no doubt in my mind that God can do all of the things He says He can do. I know He can heal blindness and sickness and leprosy. I know He can resurrect dead people and restore life to dry bones. My thing is, yes, I know He can do it all and then some, but will He? Will He do it for me? And not only will He, but does He still answer prayer? Can He still hear? Does He still heal?
My question is not, “Can He still do it?” but rather “Does He still do it?”
The following video that has gone viral the other day reminded that He does. This couple had been trying 17 years to get pregnant. After four miscarriages and a stillbirth, they decided to give up. And then this happened. I couldn’t help but cry:
You can only cry like that if you’ve first gone through a lot of pain.
Pastor Debleaire Snell and his wife talk about the similar journey they had on their road to having a child:
These videos are great reminders that God is still in the blessing business. God still heals infertility. And it makes me wonder about the many other things that God still heals. It causes me to think of the things that God still does and is in the process of doing.
I think that one of the most encouraging things to know is not the fact that He can do it but that He still does it. He still works. He still brings people together. He still opens wombs. He still heals marriages. He still hears and answers prayers. He still restores, rebuilds and rectifies. He still has power and reign and dominion. He still heals hearts, souls and bodies. He is still God. He still has the final say.
God still heals.
Just ask Dewayne Woods. He was healed from HIV and wrote a song about it – “God still heals.”
(The version on the album is so much better because he also shares His testimony. I encourage you to check it out. :))