Immune to Fear Week 3

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Devotional

 God’s Plan for Your Health


We often take good health for granted—until something threatens it! Unfortunately, so many people are experiencing sickness and disease right now, which was never God’s idea. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s national health plan for every nation on earth, and the Bible is its textbook. Somebody said that God meant our bodies to last, with care, for a lifetime! The first page of the Bible says, “God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). The last page says, “There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying . . . no more pain” (Revelation 21:4). Things began very well and they will end that way. 


The Lord’s plan for you since the beginning of time is for you to “prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2). Sickness in God’s good world is like weeds growing among wheat. But make no mistake — God did not sow the weeds. “An enemy did this” (Matthew 13:28, NIV). The Father sent Jesus who “went about healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). It was the Creator’s protest against the sabotage of His work by the devil. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).


God planned cures in nature which medical research keeps finding. But the God who heals naturally, also heals supernaturally! The Bible makes it clear that sickness is not God’s will, and in contrast, it credits all healings to God. Today, His hand touches far more people than many even realize. Throughout the world, many supernatural healings take place every year, proving that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 


It has been said that the Bible holds, not only the “words” of God, but also the “Word” of God — His solemn and heart-felt promises. And while He didn’t have to make a written legal agreement with mankind, nonetheless, when He gave us His “Word,” He memorialized those promises in writing. Interestingly, both terms for the old and new sections of our Bible, “covenant” and “testament,” are legal terms, which in this case refer to a binding agreement between the King of kings, who governs the universe, and mankind, His creation. Legally binding or not, when God gives His Word, you can count on it, it is unbreakable — He means what He says and says what He means! And whatever your position on the covenant of healing may be, there is no challenging the reality that it is both a biblical promise and a mandate for His people. 


In the wisdom, love, and tender mercies of God, He reaches out to heal the whole person — those with broken hearts as well as those with broken bodies. Be encouraged! When God gives His Word and makes a promise... you can believe Him. You have nothing to fear because His plans for you are for good! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).


Source: (adapted from God’s Promises for Healing & Hope. pg. 9-13.)