Praying God’s healing promises over our situations is powerful. When I was a school teacher I remember a young child reminding me of something I’d promised. ‘Miss Penn, you said that if I finished my work I could go and play outside’. Of course, I had to stick to my word. I think it can be the same with God. Not that God forgets his promises, but reminding Him of what’s He’s promised is a powerful way to pray and guarantees we’re praying in line with His will.
“I’ve posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem.
Day and night they keep at it, praying, calling out,
reminding God to remember.
They are to give him no peace until he does what he said,” Is 62:6-7
When we’re unwell and desperately in need of God’s healing, it’s easy to spend time pleading with God, telling Him how bad the suffering is like we need to convince Him to move. However, although this is understandable, it really isn’t necessary. You don’t need to beg God to heal you, He’s already sent His Son. He wants you well more than you do. God knows your situation. He knows how bad the pain is or how long the illness has gone on for. Everything we receive is through faith. Our salvation is received through faith. Our healing is received through faith. What gets God to move, is faith in Him and His Word.
Instead of spending your prayer time complaining, remind God what He’s said by praying God’s healing promises. ‘Father I thank you that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus…Father thank you that Jesus took my infirmities and carried my diseases…Father thank you that you are restoring me and healing my wounds.’ As you pray, your faith will be strengthened as you speak and declare the word of God over your life. Faith comes from hearing the Word. You’ll be encouraged and begin to feel victorious. In the words of Corrie Ten Boom ‘Let God’s promises shine on your problems’.
God loves to hear you speak His word
4 Top Tips in praying God’s healing promises;
1. God doesn’t want you to say just what He wants to hear, He wants you to be honest about what’s going on in your life. Although we need to present our case to God, based on the truth of the word of God, I feel it’s still important to honour and acknowledge our feelings. Tell God how you feel first, then pray the promises.
2. Write the promises down and stick them somewhere where you’ll see them regularly; on your bedside cabinet, on the bathroom mirror or even on the fridge door. This is especially great when you’re having a bad day as you may not feel like opening up your bible.
3. Tell your close friends or family members which promises you’re standing on. They can pray the same promises on your behalf.
4. Don’t condemn yourself when all you’ve done is talk to God about how heartbroken or desperate you are. God wants you to be genuine.
5. When you’re struggling, it’s easy to pray one thing but then start thinking the exact opposite. Worry and fear have a way of creeping in. It’s so important to ensure your thoughts are in line with what you’re praying. As you speak the Word of God, the promises will sink into your spirit and become real to you. Then your thoughts and your words will be in agreement.
6. Remember to be expectant, even if you have to wait for the promise to be fulfilled.
You don’t need to plead and beg Him to turn the situation around. You just need to present the evidence, found in the Word. Your advocate, Jesus, is interceding for you. This means He’s fighting for you; pleading for you; supporting you; presenting your case to God. I can’t think of a better advocate than the Son of God!
‘…we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One…’ 1 John 2:1
God is faithful and true to His Word which will never return to Him void. All His promises are ‘yes and amen.’ Stay in faith and continue to declare the promises. It will only be a matter of time before the tide of the battle turns and God will fulfill those promises.
Are you praying God’s healing promises? Have you noticed a difference?