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.
When Jesus tells the paralyzed man to ‘pick up your mat and walk’, he is instructing him to be the head and not the tail.
When we’re paralyzed, we are
- at the mercy of our disability
- dependant upon others
- we tolerate the situation
I believe God wants us to allow the Spirit in us to be in control whilst you journey through chronic illness. Oftentimes however, our survival skills and coping strategies run the show.
We surrender our empowerment
Jesus asked the man at the pool of Bethesda ‘do you want to be healed?’ Sounds like a cruel question, so what was Jesus doing here?
Today we look at the meaning of the question ‘do you want to be healed’ in relation to our healing journeys and I’ll suggest 5 steps to help step out of any unconscious mindsets that are keeping you stuck.
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?
I believe that feeling unworthy of God’s love will hinder your healing.
Today I will share why you perhaps feel unworthy and show you exactly why you do qualify for healing. As a result you will approach Jesus for your healing with boldness and confidence.
Here’s my experience:
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.
Today we consider God’s promise to restore the years the locusts have eaten.
You’re going to learn the ways God restores and 5 steps you can take now to support His restoration.
May this post encourage you to believe that you still have a double portion in your future on earth, even if you’ve been ill for many years. I pray faith will rise and excitement will set in.
“I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten” Joel 2:25
Loneliness and chronic illness go hand in hand. But there is good news (and bad.)
Unfortunately, loneliness can contribute to the onset of an illness and can therefore certainly hinder the healing process. The good news however is that we can do something about it; (and it’s not what you think.)
By the end of this post, I hope you will be set free from the impact loneliness may have on your body as you realise just how simple the solution is. (Plus Your faith will increase which is always a bonus)
In the early days, I struggled on my own with very few people understanding the impact the pain was having on my mental state, making me feel even more isolated.
I wonder if you feel different because you can no longer join in with ‘life’ and the activities you once enjoyed with others have now stopped?
Famous Psychiatrist Karl Menninger believes that an evil conscience is making people ill. So if you’re unwell in your body right now, I hope that this post may shed some light as to one possible reason believers are not receiving their healing.
This post also gives us some tips on how to allow God to set us free, thus opening the door to healing.
An evil conscience is really the Bible’s definition of being sin conscious. (Heb 10:22). It’s not the sin itself contributing to illness, but the guilt or condemnation that can sometimes follow it.
Menninger famously said that if he could convince those in his psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75% of them could walk out the next day.