Is anybody feeling sick?
Stuck in a dark place?
I have been in all of these situations.
When Jesus says, “Do you want to get well?” to the lame man at the Pool of Bethesda, I can relate. (John 5:6 ) Several different times in my life I have needed healing. A couple of times I needed physical healing but more often it was mental, emotional or spiritual healing. So I asked and Jesus healed me. (this picture is from my visit to the ruins of the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem over 7 years ago.)
Don’t get me wrong, I still have some physical issues like compressed disks in my neck. God must have a different plan for those because, no matter how many doctors I see and how many times I have asked, God has not healed them.
Looking back, I can see that Jesus has been in the process of healing my spiritual, mental and emotional issues ever since I put him first in my life. One step at a time.
Perseverance in running this race of faith is the key – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Most of the time, growing in my faith has been a slow process – baby steps. But once in awhile God throws in some of his special ‘magic’ where he opens my eyes to something big – I call those epiphanies. I will have a sudden deeper understanding of a significant truth or God will show me how he is already working out something in my life. That’s always an exciting experience!
Anytime I feel lonely, unhappy, angry, confused, empty or stuck, I know I need to spend some significant time with God. He reorganizes my thoughts, straightens out my emotions and calms my soul.
Sounds like healing, doesn’t it?
Thank you, Abba Father.