Matt. 15:29-31 ¶ Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.
Sickness often leaves us in a hopeless state. Even with the modern medical care we have today being sick can be quite miserable. The doctors can diagnose and treat but only the Lord can heal and bring about recovery. In today’s passage we see many hopeless, suffering individuals healed by the faith of the Son of God. He is still healing today and His faith is readily available to us. Where can I experience this supernatural faith? It comes when we draw near to the Lord. He may not be here physically but He is here in the written word and in the person of the Holy Spirit. You get close to Him and His faith will activate in you. It’s in that place that healing and recovery will come. Here are some powerful words from Matthew Henry on this passage
“Here were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, brought to Christ. See what work sin has made! It has turned the world into a hospital: what various diseases are human bodies subject to! See what work the Savior makes! He conquers those hosts of enemies to mankind… He sent his word, and healed them. All diseases are at the command of Christ, to go and come as he bids them. This is an instance of Christ’s power, which may comfort us in all our weaknesses; and of his pity, which may comfort us in all our miseries. They wondered, and well they might. Christ’s works should be our wonder. It is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous. The spiritual cures that Christ works are wonderful. When blind souls are made to see by faith, the dumb to speak in prayer, the lame to walk in holy obedience, it is to be wondered at.”
So go ahead and push in a little closer to Jesus. You can even reach out and touch Him by faith. Your misery will soon begin to leave and your time of recovery will begin. Jesus is still healing every kind of sickness and physical condition. Why not you; why not today?