Sunday, 6 June 2010

Emotional, Physical and Mental Healing

Someone asked me a while ago about the problem of her mother suffering from arthritis and how could God exist could she suffer by being physically challenged, I had pondered this question a lot over the years, it was then all of a sudden I realised that we all were challenged emotionally, physically or mentally in different ways.

In the bible many people are physically challenged, but are healed by Jesus, Mark 5 v21 to 43 gives examples of chronic bleeding and raising Jairus’s daughter. Humans can be physically challenged, having internal bleeding, etc, but need to be healed by Jesus.

Emotionally challenged, the woman at the well in John 4 v1 to 26 had a number of husbands; she is emotionally challenged by her past actions and the feeling of being rejected by society. Jesus needs to heal her inner pain caused by shame and the judgement of others and her own background, as she had married five times and was living with a man who was not her husband.

Mental illness, I am going to equate mental illness and demonic possession as that is the best way for me to use it as an example. Mark 5 v1 to 20, talk of a man being healed from demonic possession, some would say mental illness, we may even say paranoid schizophrenia, but a healing needed to take place.

Healing is an important part of the Christian faith and at the Kings Arms this led by the wonderful Wendy Mann, who goes and prays for people. An important part of being human and being a Christian is excepting that we all need regular healing to get closer and closer to God, human beings live on their knees due to emotional, physical and mental pain.

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