As you put God’s prescription for health (Proverbs 4:20-24) to work in your life, don’t be discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. Although many times healing comes instantly, there also are times when it takes place more gradually.

So don’t let lingering symptoms cause you to doubt. After all, when you go to the doctor, you don’t always feel better right away. The medication he gives you often takes some time before it begins to work. But you don’t allow the delay to discourage you.

When you take God’s medicine you are really “treating” your spirit, which is the source of supernatural life and health for your physical body.

So release that same kind of confidence in God’s medicine. Realize that the moment you begin to take it, the healing process begins. Keep your expectancy high and make up your mind to continue standing on the Word until you can see and feel the total physical effects of God’s healing power.

When the devil whispers words of doubt and unbelief to you, when he suggests that the Word is not working, deal with those thoughts immediately. Cast them down (2 Corinthians 10:5). Speak out loud if necessary and say, “Devil, I rebuke you. I bind you from my mind. I will not believe your lies.” Then say for your own hearing and benefit something to confirm your faith like, “God has sent His Word to heal me, and His Word never fails. That Word went to work in my body the instant I believed it. So as far as I am concerned, my days of sickness are over. I declare that Jesus bore my sickness, weakness and pain, and I am forever free.”

Then, “having done all, to stand. Stand…” until your healing is fully manifest (Ephesians 6:13-14). Steadfastly hold your ground. Remember, your confidence is in God’s Word, His medicine…not in your symptoms.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:1-20

This text was originally published on PURSUIT OF HIS PRESENCE — DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
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