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Acts 4:22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

I ran across this scripture this week, and of course it stood out in my mind.  Having experienced sickness, I assure you I hesitate to try to be an expert on anything these days, especially about miraculously healing.   Why?  I’m not sure, God’s word says it is possible, but when you are in the middle of something like sickness, or anything else that can be life altering, it’s sometimes hard to speak of the miraculous or try to understand the ways that God is working in your life.  That’s just our human nature.   However, there it is … written in the Word, ‘miraculously healed’.  So what I do know is that God cannot lie.   

Numbers 23:19 (NLT) God is not a man, so he does not lie.   He is not human, so he does not change his mind.  Has he ever spoken and failed to act?   Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

So if the Word says this man was miraculously healed, then he was.

The bible also says … There is a journey as well.

Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

Given those two verses alone, we can be assured that there are probably “a lot” of things that have not been completely finished or worked out yet in our lives.  God is still at work in us and our lives.  We are not forgotten.  We are works in progress. He is still the healer, and he is still ‘with us and for us’. There may be some things we cannot see yet, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen, maybe even today.

On a side note, it did help my faith to see that the Word actually said … The man was over 40 years old!  That is a very specific detail that is important to me and gives me hope. 




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