You feel like you are alone and hopeless, but are you? Let’s turn to the Scriptures to see what God has to say about this matter. We read in Hebrews 13:5, the latter part of this verse, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” God is saying to you that He will never abandon you, never leave you without help. He is not going to leave you. You say, “Becky, you don’t understand my situation.” And perhaps I don’t, but I do know our Lord, and He is forever faithful and true. And if He says something, He means it.
Perhaps, you or your loved one are lying on a bed of sickness, and the medical report says this is a hopeless situation. For them it might be, but not for our God. Jesus says in Matthew 19:26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The Prophet Isaiah asks us a very pertinent question, “Whose report will you believe?” (See Is. 53:1.) And I ask you the same questions, “Are you going to believe that hopeless medical report? Or are you going to choose to trust God and in His willingness and ability to heal?”
We read about a man covered with leprosy, and if you do not understand this disease, back in the days of Jesus it was deadly, and highly contagious. It not only was a killer, but it was filled with shame for the one infected, and they were sent to the leper colonies, away from family and friends. So, yes this man we are about to read about in Luke 5:12-13 was lonely as well. Let’s read his account from the Amplified version of the Bible.
While Jesus was in one of the cities, there came a man covered with [an advanced case of] leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean and well.” And Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.
If you are in a tough situation, you’ve been told there’s no hope, there isn’t anything anyone can do, then it’s time to turn to Jesus—your Healer. You say, “I’ve been there and done that, and nothing changed.” Then return to Him, and do it again, but this time do it the way He says to do it—in faith. Jesus says to the woman healed of the issue of blood in Luke 8:38, And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
I have taught you about this woman before, and I have shared that in her situation she was considered dirty, and she too, like the leprous man was made to feel shameful, and was alone, and felt lonely. But she heard the good news about a healer—Jesus. She humbly went to him, reached out and touched Him, and His healing power went through her and she was healed. And Jesus told her that her faith made her well.
You might be thinking to yourself right now, “Is Becky suggesting that I lack faith for my healing?” No, that’s not where I am going in this word of encouragement, but what I am addressing is the fact that you are in a difficult situation, and you are not alone, there is always hope, and your hope is Jesus. Exercise your faith, reach out and grab ahold of His healing power, be free from loneliness and hopelessness and be healed—by faith.
© 2023 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.