Know His Will
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Are you currently battling a medical condition and wondering if the disease is somehow from God? Maybe you think He is punishing you for something you did and that there is a lesson He wants you to learn.
If you have believed any of the lies above, then you have fallen prey to Satan, who is the great deceiver and father of lies (Rev. 12:9, John 8:44 NLT). His modus operandi is to deceive you, and his master strategy is to convince you sickness is actually from God.
I want you to know in no uncertain terms that your heavenly Father loves you, and He wants you well. He does not want your life to be cut short by sickness, and it is never His plan for you or your loved ones to suffer any sickness or disease.
I want you to be very clear on this: there is an enemy who wants to destroy you. Our Lord Jesus said that Satan has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Satan is a murderer (John 8:44).
When Satan deceived Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, sin came into the world. But man did not just lose his position of righteousness. We also lost our relationship with God and confidence in His heart for us. Fear and condemnation entered, robbing us of our faith and our trust in a good God.
Satan wants to steal from you your health, your youth, and your joy.
He wants to destroy every dream you have cherished and rip you from the embrace of the people in your life. He wants to kill you because he knows there is a call and purpose on your life that only you can fulfill, and he wants to find every way to snuff you out.
Every time you find yourself or your loved ones being robbed, be it of health, finances, or family relationships, God is never behind it. Man was created to enjoy everything God has provided, and that includes health.
Our Lord Jesus said He came that we “may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” When He said this, He wasn’t simply referring to biological life. The Greek word used for life here is zoe, and it refers to the highest form of life, the life God lives by. He does not want you to simply keep breathing. He came to give you a quality of life God Himself possesses, a life that is beyond ordinary human life.
Can you see His heart for you? He wants you to live a long, satisfying life full of His goodness, wholeness, and peace. That is His will for you!
This devotional is taken from the book The Healing Power of the Holy Communion—A 90-Day Devotional.
If you or a loved one are facing a health issue, know that we are praying for you. We would also like to encourage you to read
"How do I walk in faith and wisdom as I look to the Lord for healing?"
to help you build your faith as you wait for your breakthrough.
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