Prayer for Healing

Do I want to be healed! What a funny question, of course I do. I have shared about my lump with a few people and their reaction is to say they are praying and they are praying for healing. I soooo appreciate that. BUT

Actually if I am honest, what I would appreciate more is prayer to hold fast to Him. I am not convinced about healing……and now we open up a can of worms and controversy! Do I believe in healing? YES. Can God heal? YES. Does God heal……..not all the time, in fact most of the time He does not. Why do I read stories of people who prayed for a parking spot and God  seems to miraculously provide one but when I read of people who need healing, it does not come? I also read of some people who are healed. Many times when it is a terminal illness, they have a slow down in the process or healing for a few years. There is the one side who pray with such zeal and passion for healing, using lots of loud prayer, lots of positive thoughts and quoting lots of scripture. On the other there are those who don’t pray at all. I think I am in the middle! Why is physical healing so important to us? Why do we not put the same wieght on emotional healing or in fact, spiritual healing. The bottom line is we are in a process and in one sense from the day we are born we are dying. Mike has total healing.

In my own heart, what I am struggling with is my passion and walk with God. What I want more than healing is that I would “walk with God, obey what he requires of me and to hold fast to Him whilst I am on planet earth”. I want to trust Him with areas that I cannot control but think my involvement is important. God is God and I am not.

The bizarre part of all this is that I have at this stage no knowledge of what this lump is but its that lack of knowledge that is the killer!

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One Response to Prayer for Healing

  1. fayettemike says:

    Mark,
    I so resonate with your concern/heart! Waiting, not knowing….they push us into places of potential for great fear or greater closeness/trust—even faith—in our God. Not always an easy 1-2-3 formula, is it?

    Waiting reminds me that I am not in control, and that HE is. Waiting gives me a perspective on how little influence or hold I have on things that I think/feel are really important to me. Health, future, income, my kids’ welfare, etc….phew! It gets to be a fairly long list of things I value that I really do not control.

    2 places I encourage you to turn: David had a lot of wrestling with placing his trust in the Lord —he really had some long times of uncertainty and waiting.

    Ps. 27 is a great psalm to look at, espec. the last several verses. I like the conclusion: “I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD; WAIT for the LORD; be strong and take heart & WAIT for the LORD.

    Drawing closer to Him may (or may not) involve physical healing. You are right, bro. But drawing close to HIM while waiting—whatever the results of the tests—involves a much deeper trust and a leaning into Him that is both HIs desire and yours. Lean in, bro. Lean in.
    Mike

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