Lay Hands

Last night, I met a woman in excruciating pain. We prayed for her, but could not get the pain to budge. She left in the same physical pain in which she had come.

My heart broke for her. I was disappointed.

After our prayer sessions there were so many temptations…
Tempted to doubt God.
Tempted to doubt who I am in Christ.
Tempted to doubt if God still heals.
Tempted to doubt the calling on my life.
Tempted to compare myself with others.

This morning I randomly read the story of Jesus healing a blind man. This reminded me of a woman I knew about 25 years ago. Her name was Jewel. I was teaching adult computer classes and she was in my class. She was diagnosed with breast cancer.

I went to the hospital to visit her. I had been meditating on the scripture about Jesus healing this blind man. I prayed for her healing. When I checked on her the next day, I asked when was her surgery scheduled. She said it had been cancelled because they could no longer find the mass.

I believe the Holy Spirit reminded me of that story this morning to silence the doubts.

Are you hesitant to pray for others to be healed? Do feel as if you don’t know enough? Aren’t holy enough? Aren’t gifted enough?

Twenty-five years ago, I had no training in healing and was attending a church that didn’t actively teach about healing. All I knew was that God’s Word was true.

So was last night a failure? Absolutely NOT!
I believe God was pleased His children dared to believe His Word was true. Faith pleases God.
I believe the woman left feeling loved.
I believe the prophetic words spoken over her, healed her heart.
I believe that His words spoken over her will not return void but will accomplish what it was sent to do.

So, I will not give into the temptation but I will continue to declare:

God is still God and His Word is true.
I am His daughter. Forgiven. Loved. Righteous.
He is still Jehovah Rapha. By His stripes we are healed.
I lay hands on the sick and they recover.
I am sufficient in Christ. I am a righteous woman and my prayers avail much!

Friends, let us not be reluctant to pray for others. Pray. Believe. The victory is not just the healing. It is also your faith. It’s also loving those who are hurting. It is also imparting Faith. There was victory last night.

Pray for the sick. Pray with expectation.

“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭16:17-18‬ ‭CSB‬‬