It Is Finished

I sat in a doctor’s office the other day. Having switched insurance providers, this visit was merely an opportunity to meet each other. He had my health records from my other provider. He had seen on my record the diagnosis of fibromyalgia and mentioned that I would have that for the rest of my life. I told him that I had been healed of that some years ago. Divinely healed by God. He is a Christian and asked how did that healing happen. I told him mostly through prayer but I realized later that before the prayers, there had to be belief in God’s word. We talked for a few moments about the symptoms of arthritis in my knees. I explained that I was diagnosed with that when I was nineteen and still believing for my healing all these years later. And praying.

I have talked with a number of people who have grown discouraged in the waiting for a healing to manifest. One they and others have prayed about. It is all too easy when the waiting drags on to give up, accept that it just may not be God’s will for me to be healed. When doubt comes, we have to go back to the Bible and rebuild our faith on what God says. The proof we need to confirm our healing doesn’t lie with the presence or absence of symptoms. It rests in the finished work of Jesus on the cross. He said, “It is finished.” Everything He purposed to accomplish on the cross was complete, finished. There was nothing to add to it and nothing that could be taken away. Our part is simply to believe. I say simply because we tend to make things difficult. At least, I do.

When Jesus died on that Cross:  

  • He bore our griefs.
  • He carried our sorrows.
  • He was wounded for our transgressions.
  • He was bruised for our iniquities.
  • He was chastised for our peace.
  • He was scourged for our healing. *

He said, “It is finished” and we have the choice to believe or not believe. I choose to believe.

Amazing grace, how amazing is Your grace that made a way for me to be forgiven, healed, comforted and at peace. I scarce can take it in. Help me Father, in times of doubting to remember those three words “It is finished”, so that I can receive all that Jesus paid for on my behalf. Help me to share this good news and honor You with my life, in Jesus’s name, amen.

*Rick Renner

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