Gale asks, “Will God heal the scars left by sickness and disease? Or is this too much like the lady who wanted a makeover on page 89 in DARE to Believe? A couple of years ago, in my mid-twenties, I developed severe cystic adult acne and took Accutane. This lead to horrible scars on my face and body as well as the thinning of my skin which caused lots of stretch marks. I wish I had believed what I believe now because I would have taken authority over the disease instead of taking a very dangerous medication that lead to more skin and health problems. Would I be in the wrong to pray for healing of these scars that have marred my body? It isn’t a life or death situation, so that is why I felt the need to ask you.”
Gale, first of all, this is a good question that I think many want to know the answer to.
The woman that you are referring to who wanted a makeover from page 89 in DARE to Believe did not ask God for too much. The point was that the motives behind her request were wrong, she didn’t need physical healing, but rather inner healing. She struggled with her age.
And yes, God is willing to heal scars. In the New Testament we read a story of a man with leprosy who does not understand if Jesus wills to heal him. He says to Jesus “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus puts out His hand and touches him and says, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy leaves him. (See Luke 5:12-13.)
Jesus wills to heal us of all things. He doesn’t put stipulations on what He will heal. It doesn’t matter if someone believes for healing from a life and death situation or an ingrown toenail, or warts. He wills to heal all things, for all people, all the time.
You are not in the wrong to believe God for healing from scars, in fact faith to believe for this pleases Him. He says in Jeremiah 30:17 “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds.” DARE to Believe!
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