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Is faith a requirement for healing?

Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” Matthew 9:2

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment. Matthew 9:22

Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”; and their sight was restored. Matthew 9:29-30

Is faith a requirement for healing?  Yes and no.

We see no pattern of faith required for healing, though most of the stories of healing do focus on or reveal the faith of someone involved.

In Matthew 9:2, it was the faith of other people that healed their friend.

In Matthew 9:22 and 29-30, it was the faith of the ones needing healing.

However, in John 9, the story of the blind man, Jesus just walked up and healed the guy. The man did not ask for healing and had no idea who Jesus was until later.

Faith is only a requirement for belief. Healing is a decision made by God, not a guarantee extended to those who believe. We all know faithful people who were not healed and died.  We all must die at some time.  We all leave this earth unhealed.

Faith can be a reason for the healing, but it’s not required for healing nor is it guaranteed for those to be healed.