Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF May 01, 2017

Claiming Healing for Ourselves

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In this imperfect world, the prospect of sickness and disease is always lurking, and that prospect terrifies many people. Sickness is real, and many of us have seen individuals who live in fear of it. But God’s ability to heal is also real, and more than one doctor can testify to that. When we know his will in this area concerning us, we need not be afraid of any disease.

On the physical level, the fear and stress from a bad diagnosis can aggravate the condition. This is why being at peace is so important to the healing process. There is a strong connection between the mind and the body, and we open ourselves up to God’s healing power when we grant him authority over our thoughts.

When illness strikes, we see plenty of confusion among people who don’t know the word of God about healing. During Jesus’ earthly ministry, much of his work involved healing men, women, and children. A mistaken mindset causes some people to question whether it’s really God’s will for them to be healthy, but Jesus forcefully addressed that when he healed the leper. When the man came to Jesus and told him he could heal him if he was willing, Jesus answered, “I am willing. Be healed!” 

God’s grace offers us healing, but we must claim this for ourselves by faith. An unwavering belief in what Jesus did on the cross to obtain healing for us is required. We do what is necessary to take care of any health issues that may surface, but it’s essential that we maintain our peace of mind while we get better. God is the great physician and he has already healed us!

Prayer:

God, you sent us grace in the form of your son to bring us peace and healing on every level. You knew there would be great doubt on the earth about whether your promise of healing was real, so you provided many examples in the Bible of your intentions. Your love is better than any salve or balm on earth. In Jesus’ name, thank you for what you did. Amen.

Scriptures:

Isaiah 26:3

Jeremiah 17:14

Psalm 41:3

Matthew 8:2, 3, NLT

1 Peter 2:24

John 14:27

Philippians 4:7

Matthew 9:12

Mark 2:17

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