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Many who are afflicted with diseases—both physical and mental—wonder whether God will heal them? People of faith pray to God for healing when they are stricken with illness. Yet many who hope for healing are not granted their petition. Thus, they ask the question, “Will God heal me?”

God’s Word, the Bible, tells us it is He “who heals all your diseases” (Psalms 103:3 Psalms 103:3Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;
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), and who “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalms 147:3 Psalms 147:3He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
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). He gave us the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which makes possible the healing of our minds and bodies: “By His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5 Isaiah 53:5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was on him; and with his stripes we are healed.
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God desires good health for His people, just as the apostle John wrote his friend wishing him to “be in health” (3 John 1:2 3 John 1:2Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
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). Though our healing may not appear to come, we must understand God’s much bigger perspective of our lives. He is concerned with our ultimate healing.

To show us the will of God for us, including our healing, Jesus came representing the Father. “He who has seen Me has seen the Father,” He told His disciples (John 14:9 John 14:9Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father?
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). There is not one instance in the gospels where Jesus did not give healing to those who sought it from Him.

Matthew writes of Him going “about all the cities and villages … preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” (Matthew 9:35 Matthew 9:35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
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). Being the “express image” (Hebrews 1:3 Hebrews 1:3Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
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) of the Father, everything Jesus did therefore shows us the will of the Father. No one was denied who came to Him for healing.

The gospel accounts of Jesus healing are quite moving, beautifully affecting those He healed. One poignant example is of that of the woman with an issue of blood for 12 years.

As Jesus pressed through a crowd, she made a path toward Him, believing if she could touch His garment, she would be healed. She touched His garment and immediately Jesus knew the power of healing had gone out of Him. As she trembled before Him, Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you whole” (Mark 5:34 Mark 5:34And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be whole of your plague.
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Another time a leper came to Jesus and kneeled down to implore Him saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus answered him saying, “I am willing, be cleansed” (Mark 1:40-41 Mark 1:40-41 40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean. 41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him, I will; be you clean.
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Standing out in these examples is the faith of those who sought healing from Christ. They believed in Jesus’ power to heal them. Likewise, when we desire healing, we must ask for it in faith from the One who is our Healer. 

Ultimately, there is a promised resurrection to immortal life with no more sickness for all those who come to Christ. Even if we linger long in illness hoping God will heal us, God will raise us up. Even if we go down to the grave without having our prayers for healing yet answered, “He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus” (2 Corinthians 4:14 2 Corinthians 4:14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
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God will create for those who believe Him and do His will a new body that will never again be sick. “Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever” (1 Corinthians 15:42 1 Corinthians 15:42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
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, New Living Translation). Then, at such a wonderful time as this, “there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4 Revelation 21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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