"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know" (Jer. 33:3).
When we appreciate the Lord and His mercy toward us, our hearts, minds and bodies are open to the possibilities of improbable healing. When we truly learn wonder, we are able to see healing in unexpected places. What are we to do to seek healing that initially appears unlikely, improbable or impossible?
1. We are to pray: "And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me" (Ps. 50:15).
2. We are to align ourselves with God's design for healing in diet, exercise, emotional and spiritual alignment. This means we are to live without bitterness or envy or worry. We are to seek forgiveness from God so that we may live near to Him and find our satisfaction in Him. We are to live in gratitude and appreciation toward God and to live a life of serving others. We are to align our inner man with the Word of God.
3. We honor God by seeking counsel. "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety" (Prov. 11:14). If the wisest counsel is to seek physician-assisted healing, we honor God by pursuing this wise path. Physicians can assist. Only God can heal. The wise physician seeks to align the body as God intended, as with a broken arm. They seek to assist the body's immune system in dealing with overreaction to injury. They seek to remove that which would hinder the normal processes that God has made, such as the cleaning of vessels that nourish the heart muscles. The removal of a cancerous tumor with "clean margins" as you pray for God to bless your surgeon's skill is as much of a "divine" intervention as a "successful remission" in answer to prayer.
4. We must not forget to rejoice daily in the constant battle for our healing. It is being waged and won by all of the agents of our natural capacities, all impeccably designed by the Creator and placed in use with purpose and love. We were designed for healing.
This is an excerpt from God's Prescription for Healing by James P. Gills, M.D. Copyright 2004, James Gills, M.D.
James P. Gills, M.D., is the founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In addition to earning a reputation as the most experienced cataract surgeon in the world, he has dedicated his life to restoring more than physical vision. Dr. Gills has been an active author about spiritual topics for many years. His books include A Biblical Economics Manifesto, Darwinism Under the Microscope, Come Unto Me, Rx for Worry and Love: Fulfilling the Ultimate Quest.
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