I must constantly remind myself that the tree of healing in my life grows in the soil of my understanding of God’s will, that he has put forth in his word his desire to heal me. Each day, the sapling must be watered by my confession – out loud – of the word of God.
Reading Kenneth Hagin’s Health Food Devotions, I’ve been constantly encouraged to persevere in the place of faith. He told a number of stories about the devil trying to attack him with some sort of pain or health problem, and what did he do? He simply laughed at the devil out loud until the symptoms vanished. I think we could all use a healthy dose of that attitude.
The Holy Spirit doesn’t just move us to tears; he moves us to laughter. The fact is, we are what we allow, and what we tolerate will dominate us.
Proverbs 4:20-23 ESV
My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.
Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.
For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Matthew 11:12 ESV
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.
Perhaps it’s time for you to take authority over the sickness you’ve experienced. Perhaps it’s time to claim healing for someone else. Perhaps it’s time to reclaim territory with the violence of a warrior. There is no reason you should be disempowered. God has already given you everything you need.
2 Peter 1:3-4 HCSB
His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
Everything means everything. There’s nothing that you’re lacking, and nothing is holding you back now, perhaps except fear.
A final word of caution:
As I have often said, part of the tour de force of healing is not to blame oneself. That lands us smack dab in the middle of a cycle of introspection, guilt, frustration, self hatred, and ultimately, discouragement.