Healing is One of the Top Things People Pray For
Praying for Healing
- Miraculous Healing: Sometimes Jesus heals us and there is no known medical explanation of why we were healed. These are similar to the types of healing we think of in scripture. They happen. Often. But when they don't, perhaps another type of healing will happen.
- Medical Healing: This one should really be listed first. When you need healing, GO TO A DOCTOR!!! God has gifted certain people with the wisdom and abilities to diagnose and treat illness. They are part of the healing process. In my opinion, to not see a doctor is being unfaithful to the ways in which God can heal you.
- Spiritual Healing: Sometimes our physical ailments aren't cured but we have a spiritual transformation because of our response and reaction to the illness we are going through. This is also a miracle. Don't forget that.
- Ultimate Healing: Sometimes our time on this earth is at an end and we live our eternal life in heaven. This is not a failed healing. This is an ultimate healing. A cause for celebration that our illness is no more and we get to live with Jesus in eternity.
Praying when you don't have the right words...Romans 8:26 says, "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words." Sometimes our hearts are so filled with loss or pain that we have no words. These are times when I like to practice Lectio Divina. This is the practice of Holy Listening to Scripture. The idea here is just to be with God. God will remind you that He has never left you and that although you are in grief now, this is just a season.
Until Everyone Hears,
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