Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
(Luke 17:19 (NIV))
Are we capable of claiming such a statement as our own?
Can we believe with all of our being that our faith can make a difference in our health, in our lives, and in the lives of those around us?
It is a hard task to live up to. It is even harder than we care to admit. Faith is an unusual thing. It is the foundation for our society, yet our society is turning it’s back on it. It is the basis for our morals and ethics, yet they seem to be fading fast. Many people have something that they call faith, yet it is a faith in money, or government, or themselves. It is not the faith that can save. Only a faith in Jesus Christ can save.
We cannot mandate faith as a societal objective. However, we can develop our faith and share it with others in hopes that they will develop their own Biblically based faith.
Let’s take another look at the words of Luke 17:19 – “your faith had made you well.”
Faith in Jesus saves us from eternal separation from God, from a death far worse than a physical death. Through this faith, we escape the grave. We are made well. Through our faith, we have the ability to claim many healings. Eternal life with God is the greatest healing. Physical healings can also manifest themselves through your faith. Even if this type of healing never occurs, rejoice, for you have already been granted the ultimate healing – eternal life!
Has your faith made you well?