Jesus Heals and Performs Miracles
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Luke 8:26-56, Matthew 9:27-38
I’ve never witnessed a miracle like the ones described in these Scriptures. I have not seen someone lay hands on a blind person, and with a word, restore their sight. I have not witnessed someone on their deathbed rise as if they had just taken a nap.
Yet, I have witnessed different kinds of miracles. I’ve witnessed the miracle of people turning from darkness to light. I’ve seen friends heal from wounded identities only through the power of Jesus’s love. Even my own experience of being saved by Jesus is a miracle. Jesus is in the business of healing people physically and spiritually. Just because I have never seen lame people walk again doesn’t mean I don’t believe Jesus can do it. I know He can. Yet, for many of us, we are waiting for our miracle, and that can cause us to doubt if Jesus is the true healer.
For much of my life, I have wrestled with anxiety. When I became a mom, the anxiety got worse. There was a season where I was afflicted with panic attacks regularly. At one point, I even called 911 to come and help me because I thought I was having heart failure. Since that time, Jesus has done a lot of healing in this area, but there is still this voice in the back of my head that reminds me it could rise up again unexpectedly. What will trigger the next attack?
Some of us have family and friends we have prayed for hoping they will receive the gift of Jesus into their lives. We are still praying for them…
There are others of us who have wrestled with our love life, our health, our job status, or our fertility. We are still waiting for these unmet desires to be fulfilled…
The bleeding woman could not marry, could not take part in the community, and could not afford any more treatments to help her. She was desperate for relief! And with one touch of Jesus’s robe, she was cured. But was the actual touching of Jesus’s robe some sort of magic? No. “‘Daughter,’ [Jesus] said to her, ‘your faith has saved you. Go in peace’” (Luke 8:48).
A synagogue leader asked Jesus to heal his daughter and Jesus told him to do what? To “only believe” (v.50).
Jesus saw two blind men and asked them, “Do you believe I can do this?” They answered, “Yes, Lord,” and Jesus healed them by their faith (Matthew 9:28–30).
Today, it is by faith that we are saved. I don’t have a fluffy, cute answer for the miracles we are waiting on, but I have faith in Jesus as my rescuer. For He saved me from the gravest thing, my sin. And He restored my soul. This is a miracle. Some may see our condition as a curse, but may we see it as an opportunity to look to the cross, have faith, and “go in peace” (Luke 8:48).