When I was a young teen, I was informed by my father of a trust fund my parents had set up for my college education. I would not be able to access if until several years later and he only told me once but I believed him. I wonder, though, what it would have done to his heart if he had found me on occasions wringing my hands and questioning how, oh how, am I ever going to get to go to college. I suspect it would hurt him deeply. I didn’t doubt the trust fund because I trusted my father. You can probably see where I am going with this.
Our Heavenly Father, whose resources are unlimited has provided a “trust fund” for us. He has provided resources for our journey here on earth – provision for our physical need and our spiritual needs. He is Jehovah Jireh, the God who sees ahead and makes provision. He knew I would need healing before I did. He knew others, including you, would need healing long before you ever did and He made provision for that healing. The provision for our healing came through His Son, Jesus who took not only our sins upon Him on the cross, but our pains and our diseases.
Just as surely as my earthly father looked ahead, saw an upcoming need and made provision for that need, my heavenly Father has looked ahead on my behalf and your behalf and made provision for the healing we need. What does it do to our Father’s heart when we are filled with anxiety and stressing over our need of something He has already taken care of? I suppose it grieves Him the way it would have grieved my father. When Jesus said, “it is finished”, I believe He meant it. All that needed to be done for our salvation (which includes healing) was done; the trust fund was set up for us. We don’t have to be stressed out and doubting while we wait for our healing, we can trust that our Father who loves us best and has unlimited resources has paid for our healing. There’s not a better insurance program out there than that.
What a gracious and compassionate Father You are. Thank You for calling me to be Your child, for providing for me, for making a way for my salvation and healing. Forgive me for the times I have spent my waiting time worried and anxious, help my unbelief. Help me to be one who You can use to point others to You. Amen.