Q: How do I get the faith that I need for healing?
A: You get faith for healing the same way you get faith for anything else: through reading and taking in God’s Word. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). If you read the Word with an open, receptive heart—if you do as Jesus said and “let these sayings sink down into your ears” (Luke 9:44)—then your faith will automatically increase. That’s a law of God, as sure as the law of gravity.
So if you feel like you don’t have much faith for God to heal you, that’s probably because you don’t know His Word well enough. If you’re weak in faith, it’s because you’re weak in the Word.
The Lord has made many great and precious promises to you in His Word (2 Peter 1:4), and some of those promises are specifically for healing. Read, study, memorize and absorb them into the very fiber of your being; then when you pray for healing for yourself or someone else, remind the Lord of His promises. He can heal you, but you have to do your part: You must take Him at His word. Believe His promises, hold Him to them, and expect Him to fulfill them!
The faith you need to receive miracles of healing, as well as answers to all your other prayers, comes from the Word. So read it prayerfully and ask God to strengthen your faith, and He will!
Here are a few of God’s many promises to you:
- Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
- Exodus 15:26. I am the Lord who heals you.
- Deuteronomy 7:15. The Lord will take away from you all sickness.
- Psalm 34:19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
- Jeremiah 30:17. I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds.
- Jeremiah 32:27. Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
- Malachi 4:2. To you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.
- James 5:15. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.
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