With President Trump announcing a national emergency today, schools shutting down all over the U.S., and negative reports repeating on the news about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a lot of unrest and fear has hit our nation, but God is bigger than the coronavirus.
I want to encourage you with Psalm 23:4 (ESV) today: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
As believers, we don’t have to live in fear of the coronavirus. God is bigger than the coronavirus! It’s easy to have peace when things are going well, but only the peace of God can carry us through even in the face of difficult circumstances.
I want to encourage you that God’s healing power is still alive and present today, and the same God who raised Jesus from the dead is watching over you during this national crisis! God wants you to be healed emotionally and physically, and it is His will that you walk in freedom and in health!
Healing in the Gospels
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus healed all the sick around Him. He never refused to heal someone. Anyone who sought Him for healing was healed. Matthew 15:30 (NLT) says, “A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all.”
We see a variety of individuals with illnesses and health problems brought to Jesus, and He healed them ALL. There was no one He refused to heal and nothing He was incapable of healing. And that same healing power is available for you today!
There are many other verses where we see Jesus healing ALL of those who came to Him. And God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8, NLT). And as God’s children, all of His promises are “Yes” and “Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Based on the Bible, it’s clear that God wants us to live healthy and whole lives. His healing power is still present and at work today.
What if I told you that with God you don’t have to accept the diagnosis from the doctor and live with sickness?
First Peter 2:24 (NIV) says, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
Beyond reading any Scriptures, I know that God still heals today because I’ve witnessed it with my own eyes over and over again!
For nine years, our daughter Amy knew something was wrong with her body. Over time her body became disfigured, with her spine full of knots and her stomach so swollen that people constantly thought she was pregnant.
After believing God for healing, she woke up one morning, and she was completely healed overnight! She was thirteen pounds lighter, nine inches smaller in her waist, and pain free!
That’s just one of many, many stories I have seen personally of God’s power to heal. I have seen God heal people of cancer, M.S., heart disease, and more—and He can heal people from the coronavirus!
God wants to heal you, but you have to believe that He can and will. It takes faith to believe for your healing, and the enemy does not want you to believe that God is still actively healing today.
God’s Will Regarding Healing
God wants His children to be healthy. It’s a common misconception that God causes sickness to teach us something or to use it for His glory. He does NOT cause His children to suffer.
The Bible tells us in James 1:17 (NLT) “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
God gives His children good things. And when He heals you from sickness, He will use it for His glory and as a way to reach others and bring them to Him. Who wouldn’t want to follow a God who heals?
Your healing testimony can greatly impact the world for God, so Satan does not want you to believe that God still heals today. In fact, he will try to convince you that it’s God’s will for you to be suffering. It’s important for you to spot the lies of the enemy and know what is true!
When negative thoughts or fear try to speak into your life, choke those thoughts out with the truth of God’s Word!
God Can Heal the Coronavirus
Whatever the future holds, I want you to know that GOD IS BIGGER THAN COVID-19.
Choose faith over fear today, and trust in the promises of God for your healing, health, and protection. Luke 1:37 (NIV) says, “For no word from God will ever fail.”
If you need healing today, believe God for it. It’s wise to seek the advice of medical professionals, but we do not have to accept what they say as our ultimate fate. Pray and meditate on what God’s Word says about the situation!
Your healing may happen instantly, but it may not. Don’t get discouraged if you are not instantly healed. There may be a short time between the “Yes” and “Amen,” but beneath the surface, know that you are already healed when you pray, even if it takes a little bit for your physical body to show the results of what has already happened in the spiritual!
Remember that you are God’s child and He loves you. The victory is already won, and death was conquered when Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the dead.
God is bigger than the coronavirus!
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