Taken from Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
By Sarah Young
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness…”
2 Corinthians 12:-9
He is the God who heals. He heals broken bodies, broken minds, broken hearts, broken lives and broken relationships. His very presence has immense healing powers. We cannot live close to God without experiencing some degree of healing. However, it is also true that we have not because we ask not. We receive the healing that flows naturally from His presence, whether we are seeking it or not. But there is more, much more available to those who ask.
The first step in receiving healing is to live ever so close to God. The benefits of this practice are too numerous to list. As we grow more and more intimate with God, He reveals His will to us more directly. When the time is right, He prompts us to ask for healing of some brokenness in us or in other people. The healing may be instantaneous, or it may be a process. That is up to God. Our part is to trust Him fully and to thank Him for the restoration that has begun.
He rarely heals all the brokenness in our lives. Even His servant Paul was told “My grace is sufficient for you,” when he sought healing for the thorn in his flesh. Nonetheless, much healing is available to those whose lives are intimately interwoven with His. Ask, and you will receive.
“Ye have not, because we ask not” – James 4:2
To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” - 2 Corinthians 12:-9
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find.” – Matthew 7:7
Lord, teach me to lean into Your grace when my heart feels weak and broken. You are sufficient for my needs. Your healing is all that my soul desires. Show me the path to wholeness and let me walk upon the steps of grace. I trust Your power to be perfect in every one of my weaknesses. In Your Name I pray, Amen.
Young, Sarah. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence. Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Published on Jan 26 @ 12:50 AM EDT