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How To Heal

How To Heal by Kirk Hunt

And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.”  But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’

2 Kings 5:10-11 NKJV

Naaman, and his personal security team, arrived at Elisha’s door in a chariot.  Most men (or women) would go out and greet the visiting general.  Elisha sent a messenger with healing instructions and did not see the man.

Naaman responded with anger.  After all, a man of his importance and combat record deserves more and better attention.  Certainly, Naaman’s mental image of his healing involved ceremony and dignity, not multiple dips in the muddy Jordan River.

Do you want God to heal you?  Then be obedient.  Do you want God to intervene in circumstance beyond your control?  Approach Him with humility.

God does not need to move or act because of your impulses or whims.  His power is absolute and sovereign.  You came to Him because of your needs, not His.  Trust His eternal wisdom for the answers and solutions you need. 

Consider His august majesty and the legions of angels at His beck and call.  Speak your request in humility, knowing the God of all creation has what you need.  When God speaks, respond in obedience, confident that His answer come from His love for you.

Think:      Your healing is going to require humility and obedience.

Pray:         “Lord, I come to You in humility and obedience for my healing.”

 

Copyright © March 2019, Kirk Hunt

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