If you’re sick, cry out to Jesus! He will heal you—instantly or gradually or ultimately. He may heal you instantly. One word was enough for him to banish demons, heal epilepsy, and raise the dead. Or he may heal you gradually. Jesus healed the blind man from Bethsaida in stages. (Mark 8:22-26) And don’t forget the story of Lazarus. By the time Jesus reached the cemetery, Lazarus had been in the tomb four days, but Jesus called him out. Did Jesus heal Lazarus? Yes, dramatically, but not immediately. (John 11:1-44)
Our highest hope, however, is in our ultimate healing. This is John’s promise in 1 John 3:2: God will turn your tomb into a womb out of which you will be born with a perfect body into a perfect world. In the meantime keep praying. Father, you are good. I need help. Heal me.