Do you feel you are in a deep, dark forest of sickness and disease? Are the symptoms, the doctors reports, the unbelief of friends and family crowding around you like towering trees and closing out the light of faith? Then LOOK UP! There is a light from God — and from His Word — that will lighten you. It will lift your faith — enlarge your faith — increase your faith — strengthen your faith — and bring you the victory.
There’s an old gospel song from the 1800’s by William A. Ogden entitled “Look and Live.” The chorus of that song says,
“Look and live, my brother, live;
Look to Jesus now and live,
It’s recorded in His Word, hallelujah
That you only have to look and live.”
Yes, looking is the key. But looking the right direction is what makes the difference in whether that key works in the lock. We MUST look to Jesus and His Word. Hebrews 3:1 admonishes us to “consider Jesus, the High Priest of our profession.” That word “consider” in the original Greek means “exercise your mind on.” What a perfect picture of the meaning of meditation. We are to “exercise our mind” on Jesus. Think about Him — about how He never — never — never turned down any person who came to Him for healing. And then think about how He is “the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).
Hebrews 12:2 says, ” … Let us run with patience the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Jesus is the author of our faith, because He IS the Word of God. (John, chapter one). It is the Word that tells us of God and what He has done for us. Nothing but the Word can reveal to us the truth of God’s love, mercy, and healing, so nothing but the Word can create faith in us for those things. (Romans 10:17). And that same Word continues to feed and strengthen our faith if we will keep our eyes on it.
We keep our eyes on Jesus by keeping our eyes on His Word.
So don’t look around you at the forest, dark with negative symptoms, unbelief and fear. Look up to Jesus, your Healer — and keep looking up for as long as it takes. He isn’t going anywhere. He’ll be right there when you look to Him, and He’ll stick with you until you have the full manifestation of your healing from Him.