Summary: Often when we pray, we expect God to answer even before we say Amen. God knows the end from the beginning and everything in-between He knows the perfect time for everything that happens in our lives.
We continue in our series Hope found Here and on this Healing and Wholeness Sunday what I want to do is encourage you to Call out to God in prayer.
Psalm 34:17-20, The LORD hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time. For the LORD protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!
God listens when you call out to Him in prayer. In whatever circumstance or situation you are in right now you can call out to God and know He will hear you. Often when we pray, we expect God to answer even before we say Amen. God knows the end from the beginning and everything in-between He knows the perfect time for everything that happens in our lives.
Every day our Heavenly Father cares for us and blesses us in so more ways than we notice or imagine. Today God can bring healing and wholeness. Today God can change your circumstance.
Friends, is there an area of your life where you need to trust God more? Is there a circumstance or situation that you need Him to change? Do you need to experience His touch on your life? Today can be a day that can impact you, a day that can change and transform you. Will you allow God to minister to you tonight? To do what only He can do?
In the Bible there are many amazing records of miraculous healing - it’s amazing what God has done in so many peoples lives - miracles and signs and wonders that all bring glory to God. Maybe, we wrongly assume, that was then and this is now. It is so easy for us to ignore the truth that God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Throughout the Bible, there is evidence of God’s active involvement with His people. Healing is one of the many ways in which God, in His mercy, was active in the lives of His people. God healed then, God heals now, and God will continue to heal till Jesus returns.
The history recorded in the Bible, contains angelic visitations, divine revelations, acts of mercy, acts of judgement, supernatural manifestations and miraculous deliverances. Real evidence of God’s interaction with His people. Miraculous occurrences that provided God’s people with blessing and confidence in their God. Throughout history, as people have called out to God in prayer, He has answered with Miracles and Signs and Wonders. God is God and He is actively involved with His people. God is always at work in the world and God is always working amongst His people, but there are special times when God seems to intensify His activity -- ‘times of refreshing from the Lord.’ as Acts 3:19 describes it.
Perhaps some of us, like the idea of God healing, we read about it, we pray about it, but maybe we have yet to experience healing in our own lives. Our lack of experience can make us sceptical when it comes to healing services or healing prayer. If someone is healed, if someone is changed - rather than praise God - we may even try to rationalise or explain it away. My prayer for us this evening is that all of us will allow ourselves to be healed, inspired, moved and changed by the Holy Spirit - not just today but every day of our lives.
The New Testament contains a wonderful record of the signs, wonders, healings, conversions, and supernatural blessings released through the Holy Spirit to God’s church. It is God’s desire that each of us experience healing and wholeness in our lives. We can call out to God in prayer for physical healing, spiritual healing and emotional healing. We can ask Him to repair our brokenness and make us whole in Him. Whatever circumstance or situation you are in today, God is with you, you can trust Him to care and bless.
The Holy Spirit can work in your life tonight, transforming you from the inside out. Friend, do not quench the power of the Holy Spirit in your life, allow God to change you, shape you, heal you today. Allow the Holy Spirit to make you the person God has called you to be, allow the Holy Spirit space to take control!
Would a fresh touch from the Holy Spirit make a difference in your life? Does your heart and mind and life need to be touched and changed by the Power of God? Do you need Him to Heal you and make you whole?
In this world, so many lives are broken, so many relationships are damaged, so many are in despair, so many prodigals are wandering in the wilderness. Call out to God in prayer tonight and see what God is able to do. Perhaps in your own life, you feel like there is a situation too impossible to fix. In your own strength, it probably is. But in God’s strength, in His might, in His love, in His Grace, all things are possible. He is the God of the impossible. The miracles that occurred in Bible times, can and do still occur today.