The Doorpost: Turn to Jesus for healing—first, last, always

Ray King  ·  Feb 20, 2020

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:7-8

The first way we should seek good health and healing is through humble dependence on God—fearing Him and turning away from evil. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t seek medical care, but medical care and health care providers shouldn’t be where we place our faith.

Romans 8:13 was written to believers and warns, “If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

James 5:14-15 instructs us, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

These truths do not mean that whenever someone is sick, it is always because of their unconfessed sin. They do not mean that righteous people never die. They do mean that, when we are sick, Jesus Christ is the One Who we should turn to for healing and refreshment—first, last and always.