²And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. (Matthew 8:1-4)
This leper believed Jesus had the ability to heal him, but he was not certain He wanted to heal him. Jesus showed him His willingness to heal, and since He is no respecter of persons, He established a precedent for us. (Rom. 2:11.) This leper did not know God’s will concerning healing, but this is not the case with us. The Word of God is the will of God, and the Bible reveals it is always God’s will to heal.
When Isaiah wrote, “With his stripes we are healed,” in Isaiah 53:5, he was speaking of the physical healing of our bodies. Jesus provided for physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins. Many Scriptures mention the healing of our bodies in conjunction with the forgiveness of our sins. Healing is as much a part of our salvation as the forgiveness of our sins.
Nowhere do we find Jesus refusing to heal anyone. In light of His statement that He could do nothing of Himself but only what He saw the Father do (John 5:19; 8:28,29), His actions are proof enough that it is always God’s will to heal. There are certain things Jesus suffered for us that we should not suffer. He died for our sins so we would not have to pay for them. (Rom. 6:23.) He took our sicknesses and diseases so we could walk in health. (Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24.) He became poor so we might be rich. (2 Cor. 8:9.)
If Jesus did all this for you, then you have a great life ahead of you! He has made every provision for you to walk in all He has provided for you today. Don’t put it off a minute longer.