Author: Michael Smith
If your heart is heavy, if your conscience is laden with guilt, if you are bound by the addictions of sin, if you have been wounded in your emotions and bruised by the troubles of life, if you are broken in your spirit, if you are disappointed in yourself and don’t know what to do or where to turn, know that there is an answer in Jesus Christ. Jesus came to minister to the needs of hurting people.
When Jesus began His ministry, he read from the prophet Isaiah, saying “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he that sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18).
There is a divine spiritual and emotional healing that that can come by no other save Jesus Christ. None of us are worthy of spiritual healing. However, Jesus loved us so much He died that through Him we might find not only deliverance from sin, but also spiritual and emotional healing.
We read in John 5:1-9 of a sick man who had lain at the pool of Bethesda for years, waiting to be healed. As Jesus passed by, He asked the man “Wilt thou be made whole?” The man began to explain all of the reasons that he wasn’t whole and well. A ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ would have been sufficient to answer Jesus’ question. Jesus told the man to ‘Rise, take up thy bed, and walk’ and immediately the man was made whole.
Jesus is asking still today, ‘Wilt thou be made whole?’ Many times people still today begin to explain why the hurt is still there, or why sin still has control. We need not justify or excuse that which has caused us to suffer and hurt in our spirit. What matters is that the Lord is interested in our problem and He desires to bring healing to that which is broken. He yearns to reach out and deliver the captive. You may have sought for help from many other sources and been disappointed, but Christ will not disappoint. He understands the depth of hurting that people can experience and He is willing and ready to minister.
If you have a need in your spirit, provision has been made for your healing. Jesus is asking ‘Do you want me to heal you?’ Christ will not force His healing upon you. He is waiting for you to respond ‘Yes Lord.’
If your heart is touched, and you desire this wonderful, purging healing from Jesus Christ, simply pray, and ask Jesus to come in and make you whole. The Lord will pour out grace and bring healing to your soul and spirit.