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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Christian Healing - 2 Desperation

Thoughts on Christian Healing continued:

It may sound obvious, but healing cannot really begin unless the ‘wound’ is brought out into the open and shown to Father - and in the case of emotional healing, the pain is owned and expressed.

Usually if a child hurts itself, he or she goes running to their parents and shows their ‘wound’ to them. The child is comforted, the wound bathed and cleaned and made better. There may even be a discussion on how it happened and how to avoid it happening again.

In this simple straight forward action there is an acceptance that something is wrong, a complete trust in the parent that it will be healed and also a degree of desperation.

We sometimes need to get desperate. Like when I crushed my thumb or when a large rock fell on our son’s hand or when my wife developed a life-threatening condition in a foreign country. In each case, mustering whatever faith I had, I reached out to God with every fibre of my being, until I was assured that I had made connection, He had heard and it was in hand. In each case healing was manifest. I believe God always answers our heart cries.

With long term illness it can seem more compicated. But is it possible that sometimes we have to get desperate before we turn to God and really mean business? For some reason we may have been in denial or thought ‘this is as good as it gets.’ We may have tried all medical avenues, followed any number of special diets, dabbled in various alternative practices, but the illness still persists. Do we have to get desperate before we go all the way on a healing journey God's way, no matter what?

More to come - -

“Give praise to the LORD; he has heard my cry for help. Psalm 28:6 Good News Bible


  1. Mike said...

    I would like to think that God heals because He loves us rather than we get so desperate. But maybe the desperation takes us to a place where we acknowledge our powerlessness and can then let Him take over. But even then we may have to get past the desperation and be satisfied with His grace in the suffering, or is that my lack of faith?

  2. wayfarerjon said...

    I'm sure you are right Mike, in that God heals because he loves us. We are told in the Gospels that Jesus 'healed all who came to Him' - perhaps we sometimes have to become desperate to 'come to Him?'

  3. Anonymous said...

    I believe when you have a heart connection with God, you know without a doubt that when troubles, pains and hardships fall upon you, you can still go through with joy in your heart and a peace within your soul because you are connected to the Almighty. The One in which all things are possible. The One in which there is nothing to big for Him to handle.

    Simply saying "I believe in God" is not enough. We have to say it and mean it from our heart! The heart connection between us and God is vital. God does not look at our outward appearance, He looks into our hearts.

    Grace and Peace

  4. Tammy said...

    This post reminds me of the song by Michael W. Smith "Desperate For you". For me God has shown me that I am nothing without Him. I think He allows situations to happen in love because he wants us to totally rely on Him and not ourselves...Just my two cents. Amen to Valerie Lynn. I believe there is a long distance between knowing God with our head and in our heart. This is a refreshing blog.

  5. wayfarerjon said...

    You are so right Tammy. Thank you.