A dialogue on faith and healing between a visitor to a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com and Katherine T Owen.
You don't have to be good to experience faith and healing
I am sure I continue to have 'problems in my soul', yet I have on at least four occasions experienced miracle healings.
In the Bible, Jesus heals many people, and there is no suggestion that they have reached any level of perfection in faith and healing.You are not healed because of who you are, you are healed because of who God is.
Let go of your focus on any individual faults you may have. None of them are a barrier to the vastness, the power, and the Glory of God. God says: “You are beautiful”.
Continue your journey of faith and healing as you are doing. If there are any barriers to claiming your healing God will bring them to your attention so you can practise forgiveness and healing of yourself or any other involved.
Yes, you are "unable to change" but you have the humility to ask God to change you, so it is done.
Gloria, it is normal to feel discouraged when you are claiming your healing and waiting to see results in the world.
God really does love you whatever your health. I know it is hard to feel that and this is OK. This is why we have each other to remind ourselves and hold the space for the memory of Love to return.
You may be interested in my small kindle book on my journey of God love and self love when living with illness.
You are doing so many wonderful things. I relate to so much of your journey of faith and healing.
It is so easy when circumstances are difficult or our bodies are in pain to assume that we must be doing something wrong.
It is not the case, it really isn’t.
This is something I need people to say to me, so it is a delight to be able to say it to you.
You are not wrong because you are ill!
I gather from your writing that you are a Christian, so I will use some Bible quotes that you may relate to.
It is so wonderful that you heard God say your healing is near and so wonderful that you share this with us here because it will help you to remember what an achievement this is.
In the words of the Bible “you entered into god’s rest”. (Hebrews 1) Wow! How wonderful is that!
In my experience all miracles are preceded by such an experience.
This experience of ‘rest’ is the true miracle and the most important ingredient of claiming healing or anything else. The circumstances of our lives are just the same, yet we trust in the lord with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5, bible quote) and therefore we experience peace.
We understand – if only for a moment – that this peace is more real than any pain we are experiencing.
God’s reality of peace is more real than the world we see with our eyes.
We can shift our focus from wanting things to be different in the world -waiting for healing - to claiming the ever present (eternal) peace which is the true healing.
This is the peace that passes understanding.
This is the peace Jesus speaks of when he says:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
(John 14:27, Bible peace quote)
Using scriptures on healing to claim healing was important for physical health, but I attribute my faith and healing far more to these moments of surrender where the reality of God’s love was so much more real to me than anything else in this world.It is wonderful that you know God has the power to help you.
God has not withdrawn.It is always ourselves who withdraw.
God is ever present.
We can deal with the thoughts in our mind that keep him out. This is exactly what you are doing by asking questions and by engaging in your prayer life and conversations with God.
I love it that you know God doesn’t take offence at your thoughts of anger.
No, I don’t think you are ‘a loon’ for hearing God talk to you!
You asked me a question and God answered it. Fantastic.
I cannot answer every personal enquiry to the site, but there were so many points in your story of faith and healing which I recognise from my own journey.
I know that many others will relate both to your frustration in waiting for healing and to your wonderful achievement in letting God work in you to bring you peace, faith and healing.
You are already healed. We are held in the arms of God’s Love,
Hi Gloria. All of the following articles relate to how to rest. I hope they help.
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The serenity prayer is a beautiful prayer of acceptance and prayer for guidance about what and how to change. Affirmations for guidance.
Spiritual quotes about rest. A simple powerful quote can allow us to find a moment of inner peace. We rest in God - the love that lies behind this world. ACIM and Bible verses.