10 Faith

A story from someone I know:  Bob had double pneumonia and congestive heart failure and was close to the point of death.  His family and friends, prayed earnestly for healing.  He had a dramatic turn around and recovery.  That was years ago, and he is still alive.  At the time, even though they are not supposed to say this, a doctor said that it was a miracle!

It takes faith to believe in miracles, even after they occur.  Our tendency in the West is to try to explain them away– we, as Christians, even try to give them a rational/naturalistic explanation.  Supernatural intervention does not make sense to us.  We need to believe that God does intervene in the natural world in order to accept the existence of miracles.

Whether healing occurs instantly or with time, we need faith in order to believe that God caused the healing.  He created our bodies to heal with time.  Since He is not limited to time, He can speed up the processes of healing.  Think of when you got prayer and the healing process accelerated.  This shows the grace of an active and living God.

Let the following verses speak to your heart regarding faith.

He (Abraham) is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed – the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.  Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”  Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead – since he was about a hundred years old – and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.  Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promisedRomans 4:17-21

We need to exercise faith in God, as well as trust in Him, to find healing from perfectionism.  In faith, we can receive the good things that God has for us.  Doubt, the opposite of faith, leads us away from God and deeper into perfectionism.  You do not need to have Abraham’s level of faith.  Jesus talked about having a “mustard seed” sized faith (Matthew 17:20).

Believing in Him with you,

Noah Woodrich

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     Bringing grace and truth to the downcast; reflecting the light we have received                                    so that others can better see.  Prayers needed.

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PS  Later, I heard of another healing example on u tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmuRGaybmUs

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