I said, “Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
(Psalm 41:4 NIV)
Did you know that some sicknesses are as a result of sin? After healing the man who had been crippled for thirty-eight years, Jesus warned him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you” (John 5:14). And when He saw the paralytic, the first thing that Jesus said to him was, “Son, your sins are forgiven” (Mark 2:5). That’s why during his time of sickness David prayed, “Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” If we confess our sins, God won’t only forgive us our sins, but heal us of our diseases as well.
Sin causes sickness, but forgiveness brings healing.