We are a society that has come to a point of believing only that which we can see, feel, hear and touch. When there is a physical problem in our bodies, we are quick to call the doctor and make an appointment. We expect the doctor to tell us what is wrong and how to cure it. The doctor then gives us a prescription with the recommended dosage. We must be faithful to use the proper amount of medicine for the correct amount of time in order to receive healing. We follow every detail exactly as the doctor prescribes because we are able to see a person and hear his instruction.
God is Jehovah Rapha, our healer, and yet we often do not trust His promise to heal us because we cannot use our senses to recognize Him. Doctors have degrees and certificates, but God has His Word, which is packed full with prescriptions and promises for our lives. It has every answer to every problem we face. We simply have to step into faith in order to receive His promises.
Faith works in the supernatural, not in the natural. I Corinthians says that faith is the substance of things not seen and the evidence of things not heard. God wants us to have faith and trust Him for our healing.
One way to come into that place of trust and faith is through praise and worship. God's desire for us is that we praise Him at all times. He yearns for His church to praise Him, but so often we are too busy doing our own things. God wants us to praise Him continually.
The definition of praise is to express admiration or approval. Praise is the act of extolling God for what He has done and for what He is doing. As His children, we offer Him our sacrifices of praise through Jesus (Heb. 13: 15). God yearns for His church to praise Him. Praise sets us in an attitude to receive. Through praise, God allows His children to tap into his presence, where we are able to receive a multitude of His promises, one of which is His promise of healing.
Worship is praising God for who He is without asking questions or seeking answers. Worship is submission to God, and submission is required from us in order to come into the Holy of Holies, where we can find refuge, strength and healing.
Praise and worship are demonstrations of our faith, and they also encourage faith within us, because they require the spirit, soul and body to come into alignment with God's Word. Through praise and worship, we step into faith. And through our faith, God's healing Spirit is able to work within us.