How to Believe for Healing

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TO ENJOY HEALING from God, we must first believe that when we pray, it is God’s will to heal all. Then we must believe that He is a giver. We are told, “He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Heb. 11:6). A rewarder is simply a giver.


Beliefs are the result of an accumulation of knowledge. Since God requires us to believe that He is a rewarder—a giver—we can be certain that there are plenty of scriptural passages we can accumulate to establish this belief within us. One of these passages is in the Book of James.

JAMES 1:5−7

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
Here is the core thought of this passage: if we do not believe that God is a giver, we cannot expect to receive what we need.

The word waver here means “to separate thoroughly; to oppose; to differ; to hesitate.” It means “to separate oneself in a hostile spirit; to strive with dispute; to contend with.” When we are contending or differing with something, we are arguing with it.

James informs us that if someone differs with the fact that God is a liberal giver, we are to inform the differing person that he is not to think he will receive anything of the Lord.

The individual who asks for wisdom and yet, as he asks, does not believe that God will give it, will not receive. Therefore, he will continue to be driven and tossed by his problems.

Multitudes of people are being driven and tossed by sickness and disease! This is the result of knowing that God is willing for us to be well, but failing to believe that He will give to us upon approach.

God reveals through His Word that it’s His will that we be well physically.


In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he said, “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Tim. 6:17).

Timothy was to inform the rich in his congregation that God is not only a giver but One Who gives richly. Timothy was to encourage them to stop trusting in their riches and put their trust in God.


Romans 8:32 says, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

The Father delivered up the Son up for us all so that He could legally give us access to all that He has. Because He gave up His Son, we are privileged to partake of and enjoy everything the Father has provided for us.

Since the Father loved us to the degree that He sacrificed His Son for us, how could we ever imagine Him saying no to us when we approach Him for healing?

James 4:2 says, “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” Notice it doesn’t say that you have not because He did not give. James implies that when you ask, He gives.

God reveals through His Word that it’s His will that we be well physically. He is really saying, “Upon approach, I will never say to you ‘no’ or ‘wait awhile.’ ” Since our Father says He is willing for us to be well, you may be assured that you will be given to without hesitation. Our Father is a Giver. 

[Editor’s Note: Doug Jones is the director of Rhema Ministerial Association International and an instructor at Rhema USA. This article was adapted from his book Positioning Yourself to Receive Healing.]



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