Luke 9:10-11 NJKV
And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
Many discussions have occurred about God’s will to heal people. Some argue that it is not God’s will for everyone to be healed. If that was the case, we could use the same argument to say it is not God’s will for everyone to be saved. The truth is that everything is not up to God. He gave us the ability to choose and sometimes our choices determine what happens to us. God makes His will plain and it is up to us to accept it and act in accordance with it. One way we can figure out that God wants everyone well is to look at the reason why He healed people in the first place. He did not do it as some say to prove who He is. How insulting! Can you imagine God playing the lottery and picking someone to heal to show off? It is more respectful to recognize His loving nature and acknowledge that He healed the sick because they were sick. There is a record in John 5 where Jesus healed a man and did not even reveal who He was at the time He did it. He never healed the sick before sick people existed, but as far back as the record goes you see Him healing after sickness entered the human race. His love reached out with healing to help the hurting. This passage in Luke 9 illustrates that. It said that when the multitudes followed Jesus, He taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those who needed healing. Yes – the only reason He healed them was because they needed it. They came to Him and He healed them. We never see a case where people came to Him for healing and He turned them away. We never see Him picking a few out of the crowd to heal and saying, “Look what I can do! See how great I am!” The scriptures say He was moved with compassion and healed the sick. We don’t have all the answers and have not seen everyone healed that we hoped would be healed. However, it is obvious that a whole lot more are healed where people believe God wants to heal everyone. Wherever people doubt God’s will to heal, very few ever experience His miraculous touch. I’m glad to know I am a candidate for God’s healing touch because of His love that was demonstrated at Calvary. I don’t have to wonder if He wants me well. Jesus died to prove it. He has provided healing for me because I needed it – no other reason. Love is the motivation. I will always look to the Lord as the source of my healing and health. I choose to believe He wants me well.