‘I Embrace Healing!’

‘I Embrace Healing!’

Lindsay Roberts

Jesus went to the Cross and paid the price for whatever it is in your life that’s broken or needs to be healed. Whether you need healing in your mind, in your emotions, in your marriage, or in your physical body, He fixed it at Calvary. Whatever you’re asking Him to heal in your life is one of the things He went to the Cross for.

Why would Christians ever be skeptical of healing? That would mean we accept sickness and disease! Why would we accept the very thing that Jesus Himself went to the Cross to defeat? The Bible says in Isaiah 53:5, He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. We know He died for our salvation, but he also went to the Cross for our healing.

One of the words for “healing” in both the Old and New Testaments is sozo. It is the same root word as the word for salvation, and it means the same thing: “deliverance; to preserve from sickness, to save, make whole, save from disease and its effects.” Jesus went to the cross for our salvation and our healing! Another way of saying it is that He died for our wholeness and completeness—that means our spirits, our souls, our emotions and our bodies.

The terms “Christian” and “skeptical of healing” should never be used in the same breath. If we accept that Jesus died for our salvation, then we can also accept that He went to the Cross for our healing. Thank God, instead of being skeptical, we can read the Bible and say, “I embrace healing!”