The Bible is full of stories about how Christ, the prophets, and the apostles used God’s miraculous power to heal diseases, restore those with paralyzed and withered limbs, and drive out demons. But some people weren’t cured; they lived out their lives with illness and disabilities, and some had lives drastically shortened because of them.
God may have miraculous healing for your physical brokenness. Or he may have “ordinary” medical solutions (i.e., modern-day miracles) for you. Or he may allow you to give him glory and advance his agenda by allowing you to struggle a lifetime with your weakness, as St. Paul struggled year after year with his “thorn in the flesh.”
But you win no matter what. Even when you succumb to your final illness, when your weary body rests in the bosom of the earth, you will bolt from your grave when the archangel Michael sounds the trumpet. Your disabilities are temporary; your complete physical restoration will be eternal. “Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy” (Isaiah 35:5,6).
You are a winner no matter what. You will experience new health, perhaps now, certainly later. In heaven, absolutely every weakness of body and mind will vanish. Fear not!
Pastor Mark Jeske has been bringing the Word of God to viewers of Time of Grace since the program began airing in late 2001. A Milwaukee native, Pastor Jeske has served as the senior pastor at St. Marcus, a multicultural congregation on Milwaukee’s near north side since 1980. In addition, he is the author of six books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics.
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