After finishing Psalms, I wanted to start reading a different book of the bible. It was put on my heart and mind to re-read Matthew. After focusing on sermons and scriptures on the topic of trials (probably 99% of posts on here) for the past few months, I wanted to switch gears a little bit and focus on getting to know Jesus more.
While reading through Matthew it was so rewarding and comforting that one of the main topics was healing. All throughout the book of Mathew are scriptures that teach of all the miraculous healing Jesus did, the same healing Colby and I are praying for.
Below are verses of healing in Matthew. There are a lot and it’s so encouraging how many stories of healing there are throughout the book. Not only physically, but spiritually and mentally too. Our God is one who is capable of healing any circumstance. So, as I started to read Matthew to learn more about Jesus, not only did I get to study about His birth, His ministry, and many other parables, but God also blessed me through this reading by all the miracles and healing that were performed. The same kind of miracles and healing He is fully capable of performing for us. For when we have faith as small as a mustard seed nothing is impossible with God.
Matthew 4:23 – Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Jesus proved his teaching and preaching by healing others.
Matthew 8:2-3 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Jesus heals a man with leprosy, a disease that had no known cure.
Matthew 8:5-7,13 – When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. Jesus healed the paralyzed man because the centurion asked humbly and with belief that He was capable.
Matthew 8:14-17 – When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law with one touch of His hand. The same way he healed the man with leprosy.
Matthew 9:1-2 – Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” Jesus healed the man spiritually and physically.
Matthew 9:21 – She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, my daughter! Your faith has made you well.” At that very moment the woman became well. Jesus healed this woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. Because she didn’t give up, she got to experience restoration through Jesus.
Matthew 9:29-30 – Then Jesus touched their eyes and said, “Let it happen, then, just as you believe!”— and their sight was restored. Jesus waited to heal until he could confirm that the two blind men believed.
Matthew 12:10 – and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” Then he said to the man with the paralyzed hand, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and it became well again, just like the other one. Jesus healed the mans hand on the Sabbath, focusing on the man, not on the fact that the Pharisees’ rules stated people couldn’t be helped on the Sabbath.
Matthew 14:14 – When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Jesus healed the sick because He had compassion for them.
Matthew 15:28 – Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment. Jesus healed the woman, because of her great faith!
Matthew 15:29-30 – Jesus left there and went along by Lake Galilee. He climbed a hill and sat down. Large crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the dumb, and many other sick people, whom they placed at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them Jesus healed all kinds of people and is capable of healing any disease or problem.
Matthew 17:18,20-21–Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Jesus heals the demon-possesed boy after His disciples couldn’t, because they didn’t have enough faith. If we have faith as small as a mustard seed then nothing is impossible!