Have you ever tried jumping through hoops to get healed,
In search of a cure not yet fully revealed?
For example, how long do you think you must pray
To maintain your health so it won’t go away?
Who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Isaiah 53:1
Perhaps if you could, you’d get healing right now,
Because if God would, He could heal you somehow.
But do you believe you must first act just right?
Because jumping through hoops might just make you uptight.
Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Does unconfessed sin seem to block healing’s path,
requiring hoop jumping to shun God’s fierce wrath?
If so, how many sins would you have to confess
In order to get relief from all that stress?
When the evening came, they brought unto him many. . . with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick (to fulfill Isaiah 53:4, which says), “(He) Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” Matthew 8:16-17
Do you have to wait for the right place and time,
Jumping through hoops with no reason or rhyme?
While religious guys urge you to “Just go away,”
To “Come, get your healing some other bright day”?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day? Luke 13:16
“Do you want to get healed?” Jesus asked someone lame
Whose condition for decades had stayed just the same.
He desired to be well, but the line was too long.
Besides, to jump such a hoop, he wasn’t strong.
Jesus said unto him, “Rise, take up your bed, and walk.” And immediately the man (became) whole, and took up his bed, and walked. John 5:8-9
But what if something tragic has beaten you down,
Because death’s own shadow just entered the town?
You can’t bear the facts staring you in the face.
Where can you find a trace of God’s unending grace?
Didn’t I say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God? John 11:40
We don’t need to jump through hoops to find healing. We just need to reach out to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2)