We all need healing of some sort, and I believe that’s why the Lord nudged me to write a book about divine healing for body, soul, and spirit. Do you know what you would like Him to heal in your body, soul, or spirit?
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
God wants you healed
I needed healing but I didn’t know it. After a divorce and several years living a Godless life, I tired of my lifestyle and sought a pastor who might pray for me. Unexpectedly, God’s Holy Spirit healed me of physical and emotional pain, after pretending to be happy and independent. I embraced God’s love, salvation, and healing and it has brought me joy and peace like never before.
Since then I have held a strong interest in the subject of divine healing, having seen or heard about others who also experienced God’s healing touch. So I recently wrote a book, “God Wants You Healed: 31 Devotional Keys for Healing Body, Soul, and Spirit. With the Lord’s help, I hope to have it available soon.
In my research and study, I discovered the Greek word sozo means saved, healed or made whole. If God saved me and made me whole, He surely would want that for others. And as a follower of Christ, He would want me to share such a truth. “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us … Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:21, 24)
Personally, the more I know and obey His Word, the better I keep my healing. His Word is sharper than any double-edged sword, the Bible says, cutting even into our souls. As we get to know God’s character, including His love and faithfulness, we begin to enjoy His indescribable peace and joy, which always bring healing to our sin-sick and heart-sick souls.
The Lord heals us in many and unexpected ways, sometimes opposite of what we ask for or expect. We can trust His Word for healing when we’re in right standing with Him. In return, He asks that we remain true to Him with a thankful heart filled with praise. With our eyes on Him, we need never give up, nor should we ever doubt Him.
And remaining true to Him means looking ahead instead of back to our old ways. That requires us to forget our past regrets and pain and disappointments. It means shedding our fears for faith and spending regular quiet time with Him in the Word, prayer and fellowship with other believers. It means giving up prideful thoughts and words about others and about ourselves.
The journey toward healing of body, soul, and spirit is exciting and rewarding for any who chooses to take it.
Lord, thank You for wanting us healed. Help us believe in it, accept it and rejoice in it. In Jesus’ name, amen.