I think some of the most notable stories in the bible on healing, come from the paralyzed man, and the bleeding woman. In the book of Matthew( 9:2), a paralyzed man is brought forth onto Jesus. Suddenly, Jesus responds to the paralytic man, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” Afterward, he said to the paralytic man, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
Another notable act on healing, the bleeding woman. Suddenly, a women who has bled for almost twelve years was at the presence of Jesus. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” But then when Jesus saw her, He said,”Be of good cheer daughter, your faith has made you well”(Matthew 8:20-22).
These are some of the few stories or testimonies in the Bible, that justifies Jesus’ ability to heal the sick. Knowing that Jesus can heal all, however, some people remain unhealed. For example, in the Bible, a man named Paul, likely suffered agonizing pain, wasn’t instantly healed by Jesus. In Paul’s own words, “I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me”. But he said to me,”My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”(2 Corinthians 12:8-9)
In looking at my own life, I remember a time (just like Paul) where I pleaded with God, to take my pain away. I had sustained an injury that caused pain to radiate around my torso. A year had passed, and yet, I was in pain. So, I began to plead with God. Yet, another year had passed, and still, I was in pain. By the end of the second year, I had lost hope. I was convinced that God wasn’t going to take my pain away. So, then I began to really look at Paul’s story, and what God had said to him. He had said to Paul, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9). In reading these words, it gave me strength, and a new direction in life. Even though there are reminants of the injury today, I have found healing through His grace.