I Have Prayed for My Healing. Why Is It Taking So Long?
As you put God’s prescription for health to work in your life—putting the Word in your heart, speaking it out of your mouth and receiving it as truth—don’t be discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. Although many times healing comes instantly, there are also times when it takes place more gradually.
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 you’re given often takes some time before it begins to work. But don’t allow the delay to discourage you! You follow the doctor’s orders and expect to feel better soon. 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 believing what the Word says about your healing until you can see and feel the total physical effects of God’s healing power.
If your condition is serious, you may also have to resist the temptation to worry. Satan will try to use anxiety over your situation to choke the Word in your heart and make it unfruitful (Mark 4:19), but don’t let him succeed. Just trust God, “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Above all keep your attention on the Word of God—not on lingering symptoms. Instead of focusing on your circumstances, focus on what God has said to you. See yourself healed, well and whole in every way!