There is a song on the latest release from Hillsong, This Is Our God, titled, “Healer” that has sparked a lot of controversy because of the story of its author.

(Side note – this song also appears on Trent Cory’s Freedom Is recording – I highly recommend it)

 

The point of this blog is not to judge Mike Guglielmucci. Were his actions deceptive, misleading, and bluntly, sin? Yes. Does that change the power in the message of this song? I don’t think so. Check these out.

You hold my every moment

You calm my raging seas

You walk with me through fire

And heal all my disease

I trust in You

I trust in You

I believe You’re my Healer

I believe You are All I need

I believe You’re my Portion

I believe You’re more than enough for me

Jesus You’re All I need

(More than enough for me)

Nothing is impossible for You

Nothing is impossible

Nothing is impossible for You

You hold my world in Your Hands

How many of us at times in our lives have been first-hand witnesses of the healing power of God in action? Myself, and those traveling with the Lee University Campus Choir in February of 2001 watched God instantaneously heal my mother of colon cancer (which would lead to her oncologist at Johns Hopkins giving his life to Christ). God is still in the business of healing physical, emotional, mental, financial, and any other type of hurt that you can imagine.

Unfortunately, due to the manner in which God’s healing power is presented on television through mainstream outlets, we as Christians have become as skeptical as the unsaved. You know we’ve all done it. (By ‘it’ I mean questioning claims of healing in people’s lives.) I’ll be the first and say that when my own mother stood up and declared that she was healed, I hoped and prayed for medical confirmation.

The bottom line is this. Are there people out there who would exploit God’s promise to heal for personal gain? Yes! But the more important question is this: do you believe God is more than enough to heal your pain? My answer is “yes” and I’m going to start trusting God more in that area.

On a side note, I’ve gotten some positive feedback from this series of blogs. So, I guess I will keep them coming.

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