Sunday, September 12, 2010

Healing Is In Your Hands

I've been talking to God a lot about healing.  After twelve years of sitting across from college women who have wounds that run deep I began to wrestle with what healing looked like. Being in school for counseling and having studied so many disorders and dysfunctions that appear hopeless has challenged me.  I guess it boils down to this.....if I do not believe that God can heal us no matter the affliction, addiction, loss, or the affect of someone else's decisions on our life then I think I would just go crawl in a hole somewhere and pray for Jesus to come back now.  However I believe He wants his kingdom to break forth here on earth through you and me.  I never really understood what "His Kingdom come" meant and was too embarrassed to ask until I heard a message on it a couple of years ago. God desires to make things right is a way to simply state it.  So many things are upside-down and I long to have him come set things in place and to allow his kingdom to break through in my own life.

I see Him doing this more and more. God allowed me the privilege of seeing a process of healing this summer when my cousin prayed over someone who had back problems.  I saw with my own eyes this friend's leg grow.  I do not think I will forget this for as long as I am alive.  Jesus used this to awaken something in me that had been dormant.  He has offered me an invitation to live with my heart fully alive to him and to continue to allow him to write a better story than I would ever write for myself.  Because God has wired me with curiosity and a voracious love for asking questions, I'd love to ask you two.....1.  What makes your heart come alive?  Be specific.  2.  What area of your life do you desire healing in?  Do we not pray for healing because we do not want to be disappointed?  Feel free to email me as some of your responses might be private.  Beth.Wayland@uscm.org  Thanks for being on the journey with me.

Beth

P.S.  I realize I did not talk about what happens when we feel that God did not heal in the way we had hoped.....I feel another blog coming on about that one.....

1 comments:

sarahe said...

my heart comes alive when i am investing in young women's lives. I have just started leading a college Bible study again and discipling those 7 ladies and it brings so much joy to my heart!

And i have been praying for healing of my body. It's weird. I've just viewed my health issues as something to deal with and honestly have not even prayed for the Lord to heal me. Then I was reading II Chronicles and read 16:12 "...Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but he physicians." In the next verse it mentions that he died. That slapped me in the face--I just don't think of seeking the Lord in this stuff...and I am "diseased in my feet" too, lol! So now I've been praying about this. If the Lord chooses not to heal me to what I was before, I am honestly fine with that, but at least I am trusting Him with this instead of doctors and pills.

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