Journey to “The Healer”
Written by ~ Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations
For those who are facing the unknown and may be enduring a life of suffering, I encourage you to read my testimony…. hrn.sandyblaser.com/testimony/
In 1991 I began a journey of tremendous suffering; my faithful Friends began sharing the promises of God with me in special, unique ways. One friend began giving me index cards with scripture’s of encouragement. Another began sharing written pages from her personal Prayer Journal. Others came to my home to sing praises & quote promises over me! Others brought nourishing food for the body & soul. There was just a tremendous outpouring of God’s love from our community! It was such a blessing to watch as my friend’s faith also began to grow stronger as they made this journey along beside me! But, even though they loved me deeply, they could not make this journey with me. This was a rugged road I had to travel all by myself. And sometimes it seemed mighty lonely.
Deep down I knew that my help must come from the Lord. I began spending much time listening to worship music as I sat at the feet of Jesus searching the Bible for healing scriptures & promises (this was before computers). I then choose the scriptures that really spoke to my heart and wrote them down on index cards. Along with scriptures others had given me; I taped Gods Word all over my house. (Bathroom mirror, doors, kitchen cabinets, windows etc., etc.)
These Scriptures served as a constant powerful reminder of God’s Faithfulness, His Compassion and His Power! For this is what God says about HIS Word…
“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
When my eyes feel upon the words I had posted, I stopped and quoted the scriptures out loud and then began praising the Lord for my healing and for supplying all our families needs. But after while the promises of God sunk deep into the depths of my soul, and my cries were no longer for my own personal needs, but for the needs of others. My prayer time grew into a deep expression of worship and love for my Heavenly Father! And there in the midst of my trial, I began to be transformed!
You see, there is power in the written/spoken Word! As I dwelled on HIS Promises, something began happening inside of me. Worry & fear no longer had a strong hold! Even as my physical world crumbled around me, my Spirit was being renewed, and my Faith was beginning to soar to new heights! Thus I began a journey into the unknown with a sheer blind, unshakable faith!
Throughout the years of my journey, I have found God’s Holy Word is Powerful & Living, Sharper than a double-edged Sword! And yes, God is so very faithful to HIS Promises! And believe me, this is so very important when all else fails you and there is nothing else to cling to!
So if your faith is being challenged, I encourage you…Let your focus be upon the “Healer”, not the healing!! Look to the Author & Finisher of your Faith, for His timing and His plans are ever so perfect! Take time to listen closely for that still small voice! Press in to the heart of the Father and trust Him wholeheartedly. Surrender to His perfect will and ways and give HIM all authority to be glorified in you & through you! And when you do, don’t be surprised at what you may experience!
God’s Word says “Seek Me, you will find ME, if you seek me with ALL your heart”! You will stand amazed in His presence! For when we approach the Throne of Grace, seeking “The Healer”… Guess What!…..Miracles Happen!!
~Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations
Below I share some of the scriptures I posted on my wall…. Be Blessed!
2 Chronicles 7:14-15
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
…because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
“But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.
“My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.”
“A heart at peace gives life to the body.”
“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”
“He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”
“Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.”
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
“A cheerful heart is good medicine.”
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment
…and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.
He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
…but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.” Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.”
“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
“Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous sings and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”