Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all. (Luke 6:19)
When I read this earlier today, my mind was blown. It’s not the first time I heard these words, but it sure felt like it. And, while I knew that I was supposed to share this verse with you, the specifics didn’t come to me until I was at daily Mass. Almost instantly, I felt the Holy Spirit laying on my heart the three ingredients necessary for prayers of petition – healing, humility and hope.
Healing – Something is broken and needs to be fixed. It could involve almost anything – an illness, a broken relationship, a financial need, loneliness, anxiety, depression, discouragement, hopelessness, habitual sin, our relationship with God, etc.
Humility – We need to recognize that we are incapable of fixing the problem on our own, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t fixable. This recognition should motivate us to turn to the One who can fix all problems – Jesus.
Hope – As can be seen in the above Bible verse, Jesus healed everyone who came to Him. That should give hope to all of us who approach Him with our needs. We WILL receive a healing.
I don’t know what you’re going through right now, but I am fully aware that it could be severe. In fact, you could be somewhere between discouragement and full-blown hopelessness. Even if you’re doing okay, you probably know someone who isn’t.
Here’s what I feel the Lord is trying to tell us in this verse – if you approach Jesus humbly asking for healing, you will be healed. It might not happen instantly and it might be the healing you expect, but I believe that you will be healed. There’s just too much Biblical evidence to believe otherwise. Don’t lose hope. You will receive the right healing at the right time.
Let not your heart be troubled!