Grace For Healing
God wants you well
the man with the withered hand

Today’s blog post is about the man with the withered hand. If you know the story, Jesus instructs him to ‘stretch forth his hand’ and his healing followed.

We’ll consider 5 ways we can become ‘withered’ on our healing journeys and in life. Then we’ll look at how we can gradually ‘stretch’ ourselves in a tolerable way that invites healing. 

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what is the autonomic nervous system?

So today we’re going to learn about our autonomic nervous system; more specifically the 6 nervous system states. 

Then I’ll offer some suggestions to some regulating resources that will support you in each state.

If you’re believing God for a healing breakthrough, then I believe it’s essential to understand the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and the onset of sickness. (I will discuss this in a future post).

But first, we need to know what the autonomic nervous system is.

God gave us a beautiful autonomic nervous system to help us navigate our way through daily life. 
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Today we’re talking about anger, more specifically, how I personally am learning to deal with anger.

Not because I have ‘anger issues’ or an ‘anger management’ problem, but because research shows there is a relationship between repressed anger and chronic symptoms.

I’ll give my understanding on how we are to view and deal with anger as Christians, why and how it causes illness and offer 5 steps to help release any anger so it won’t contribute to symptoms. 
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God's acceptance

The story of Naaman shows us that God’s acceptance is able to heal our shame. 

Today we look at the relationship between God’s acceptance and shame. Then I’ll offer 5 steps to help you apply this learning to your own life.

So let’s look at shame:

In my last post I shared of how, as a young girl, I was ashamed of my freckles. They made me different from my friends. In fact on one occasion a girl in my class at school, called me ‘Heinze baked beans face’. I was crushed. 

The feeling of disgust towards a part of me arose. I tried everything to hide them, get rid of them or cover them up. 
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do you feel ashamed of your illness?

God knows the healing you need because He looks at the heart.

Today we’re going to look at shame which I believe is often the root cause of our inauthenticity. I’m going to suggest 3 possible masks you might be wearing to cover up your shame.

Mind-Body doctor Gabor Mate says the inauthenticity causes disease. So I pray that as you read this, you’ll develop a greater understanding of how shame shows up in your life and how it hinders healing.
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the story of Bartimaeus

The healing of Bartimaeus shows us how people pleasing can stop our healing. I love that Bartimaeus had enough shameless faith to ignore the crowds and pursue Jesus.

Today we take a brief look at the area of people-pleasing and how destructive it is for those who need healing.

Namely because people pleasers unconsciously put the voice and opinions of others above God’s.

People pleasers don’t fully accept who God has called them to be

When I trained in counselling, I was surprised to discover just how much of a people pleaser I was and how my whole life was rooted in shame.
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sin and sickness

Have you ever wondered if there is a link between sin and sickness?

By reading today’s post, I hope you’ll gain some insight into the relationship between sin and sickness, and that your mind will be put at rest.

When I was very unwell, I remember going through every sin in the book, repenting and asking for forgiveness for any sin I could think of. 

I couldn’t understand why God wasn’t healing me.

Did I open the door to Satan? Is sin hindering the healing?

 

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Today’s post is about the healing touch of Jesus. In just one touch, we see Jesus healing an outcast transforming him from death to life. 

If you continue to read on, you’ll discover the science behind touch and how it has the power to heal your body.

You’ll change the way you view physical contact and you’ll seek ways to introduce more of it into your world.
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