Today we consider the question, why does God allow sickness and disease?
I’d like to offer 3 reasons for suffering that will hopefully give you some understanding as to why sickness is so rampant, even amongst believers.
When I volunteered in the chaplaincy at my local hospital, I often encountered similar questions like ‘if God is love, why does He allow sickness?’ or ‘why did my loved one die?’
Have you ever asked such questions?
Think of a young child, constantly asking why about anything and everything, eager to grow and understand. Even Jesus asked God ‘why have you forsaken me?’
When you enter into God’s rest, you position yourself to receive all He has promised, including your healing.
Today we consider how the battle you are in belongs to the Lord (what this actually means!) and then I’ll share 7 ways that can help you enter into God’s rest.
Joseph Prince uses the analogy of a boxing match. The champion wins the battle and is awarded a trophy. He then goes home and gives the trophy to his wife.
He did all the work but she benefits
In today’s post, we look at how to demolish those strongholds that are holding us back from our healing.
I will define what strongholds are and how we develop them. Then I’ll speak on how I demolish destructive strongholds in 5 simple steps.
We learn through repetition. How many times do you find yourself singing along to your favourite song on the radio.
Chances are, you will have heard it many times, now all the words are hardwired into your system.
Unfortunately we can also repeat unhealthy or toxic thoughts, or strongholds, into our brains as well.
It’s as though they’re stuck on repeat; the rumination becomes 2nd nature as those thoughts become hardwired.
God is NOT punishing you when you’re suffering so you can relax. There is nothing the enemy wants more than for us to see God as angry and distant, cursing us with sickness and disease.
By reading this post, you’ll give yourself a break for any wrong-doing as you realise just how impossible it is for God to punish you.
And I’ll suggest 6 pieces of evidence from Scripture proving God is not the cause of your suffering.
I completely get why some may think this, when we read of God punishing sin so severely in the Old Testament, even visiting people’s sins to the third and fourth generations!
When I was a child, I just loved the story of Jonah and the Whale. The excitement and thrill that God would send a large fish to swallow someone whole.
I believe that it’s powerful to see yourself healed, even though you’re in the midst of illness.
Today we look why you need to see yourself in this way and not as someone who is sick. By the end of this post, you’ll gain 5 tips that’ll help you to see yourself healed.
I had people in my life for years telling me I was already healed. It was so hurtful at the time, as though they were devaluing my situation.
Is there such a thing as demonic influence or spiritual causes for disease? and is this the reason you’re ill today?
According to the Gospels, demons are everywhere! Jesus delivered people from demonic influence all the time and often the demons did cause sickness and disease.
Today we look at demonic influence today and whether or not this is something that causes sickness. More specifically you’re going to learn
- about the roots of disease
- demonic influence in the Bible
- whether demons exist Today
- demon possession
- the causes of disease
- the occult
- how to apply our freedom in Christ
When I developed illness all those years ago, deliverance ministry was strong amongst Christian healing ministries around the globe.
In the synoptic Gospels we read of how Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter. Today I wanted to glean 5 important truths that we can apply to our own healing journeys:
- God is indiscriminate
- God responds to honour
- Trust God’s Word
- Your environment determines your miracle
- Delay proves a greater miracle
If you’re believing God for a healing, then check out the following 5 truths from the story of Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman.
So what can we glean from her story?
- Jesus looks for authenticity
- Humility and healing go hand in hand
- God expects perseverance
- Sin isn’t an issue for God
- God heals through the faith of others
If you know the heart of Jesus, you will know how keen he is for us to be well and how it’s just not his nature to ignore us.
So how do you explain the story of Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman whom he disregarded? The story always baffled me as it appears to contradict Jesus’ willingness and generosity.
Close inspection reveals that Jesus wasn’t ignoring the woman. He was setting her up for her breakthrough.
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.
The meaning of Bethesda is House of Mercy.
I believe the Holy Spirt is telling us though the story of the lame man healed at the pool of Bethesda, that if we want a healing, we find it in the house of God, the Church.
Today I will show you 5 reasons why healing is found in the Church.
I’ve been in church nearly my whole life. In the past 20 years of my (healing) journey, I have learned to make God’s house foundational, despite feelings and experiences.