If you’ve never asked for God’s wisdom when praying for healing, then this post will show you why wisdom is the primary thing to pray for.
If you could only ask God for one thing, what would it be? At the beginning of my healing journey, I would ask God for healing. At this point, I didn’t really know what else I should be praying for. Healing was the one thing I so desperately wanted. Is healing your main prayer?
God appeared to Soloman in a dream and asked him this very question. I wonder what he would answer if he only had 6 months to live or if he’d been ill for many years? Would he have asked for healing instead? What would you ask for?
According to Scripture, God’s wisdom is the key to our healing.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.”
Praying for healing is not our principle thing. When we’re ill, we need God’s wisdom more than anything else. Even if Soloman had been very ill, asking for wisdom was still the higher choice.
Wisdom is a person: Wisdom is Jesus and he is the solution to every problem. He knew the answer before the problem even existed.
THE SPIRIT KNOWS IF ALL
Joseph knew exactly what to do about the famine in Egypt when no-one else did. Without this wisdom the whole nation would have starved.
Doctors and medical professionals are wonderful and God uses them all the time. Despite their education and their knowledge, they may not have wisdom from God. They are limited in their understanding, they only know the medicine. We have access to the one who knows it all.
You may be already declaring healing scriptures over your life, but the spirit of wisdom may lead you to pray more specifically. Wisdom directs you to the next step in your journey and helps you to make right choices.
4 REASONS FOR GOD’S WISDOM WHEN YOU’RE NOT WELL
1. Wisdom will also tell you which friends to support you whilst you go through this journey, which friends to be completely free and honest with. Are your friends carrying you to Jesus? Are they speaking life over you?
The spirit of wisdom may tell you to end a friendship which has been causing unnecessary stress impacting the symptoms in your body.
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
The paralysed man lowered through the roof had the wisdom to know which friends would carry him to Jesus. (Mark 2:1-5) What would have happened if he trusted the wrong friends?
2. God doesn’t just want you well, he wants you whole. The spirit of wisdom told Jesus to touch the leper. This was a man who had not been touched in many years. Isn’t this beautiful?
Which areas of your life do you need God to touch? Let wisdom show you. Perhaps you need to experience more love in your life, better quality relationships or you’re caught up with negative thoughts.
Wisdom will tell you (like it did me), that you need more laughter in your life. There’s a saying that laughter is the best medicine. There is truth in this. It strengthens the immune system and reduces the effects of stress as endorphins and happy hormones are released into the body increasing wellness and health.
3. Wisdom tells you what to do about anything that may be hindering your healing. Maybe you’re beating yourself up for past mistakes.
Guilt and shame release a cortisol into your bloodstream amplifying symptoms. Wisdom shows you how to forgive yourself and which Scriptures to meditate on. Maybe you need to talk to someone, confess something or let go of something you just can’t change.
Your illness could be the result of unresolved trauma, the spirit of wisdom guides you to the freedom from that trauma. Often illness has a cause.
The spirit of God’s wisdom will show you how to change any programming that is contributing to your ill health. This is greater than any short term solution. This brings a long-term healing into your body. How awesome is that?
GOD’S WISDOM INFORMS LIFESTYLE CHANGES
4. On a simple level, wisdom may direct you to change parts of your lifestyle which are contributing to the illness. Maybe you need to change the types of foods you’ve been eating or how much exercise you need to incorporate into your life.
If you’ve been operating from an unhelpful belief system, wisdom will show you which new thoughts to think instead. The wrong thoughts are toxic, releasing a cortisol into your body creating symptoms.
We have the source of wisdom within us. Isn’t this just great news? This means that whatever issue you’re struggling with, the Holy Spirit already knows the answer.
James 1:5 tells us how much God wants us to have wisdom. Soloman asked for a discerning heart, a heart that hears his voice, a heart that expects him to speak and a heart that obeys. Without wisdom, you’ll continue to pray for healing without moving forward.
Can you visualize what the world would be like, if we all asked God for wisdom when we’re ill instead of healing. The revelations we’d receive and the changes to our lives we’d make as a result of knowing the next step in our healing journey.
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