Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 John 2:2
I have been in hot pursuit of divine healing for upwards of twenty years. Healing is promised in the Bible and numerous verses can attest to that fact. I have read them and memorized them and confessed them and put my trust in them and still I am not healed. My pursuit continues.
I read this verse a while back. No doubt familiar to those in search of divine healing – every book on the subject I have read has included it. But this day, I saw the promise differently.
Instead of seeing it as an iron clad promise of healing, I saw it as an algebraic equation. Weird, right? It struck me as a system of inequalities. On one side of the equation are the variables of prospering and being in good health. On the other side would be the variable of our soul which is our mind, our will and our emotions. Three variables on one side and two on the other.
The question becomes what symbol is between the two sides. Is it an equal sign or not equal, greater than, less than?
My desire to be free of physical pain has so occupied my quest for divine healing that I never even considered the other variables that combine to make my health, holistically speaking.
I simply didn’t care so much about the others; I wanted to live free of physical pain. But God, in His wisdom, knows how much I need all of these variables to be healed if I am going to live the life abundant that has been promised. He is a holistic healer.
I have had to relinquish my ideas about how my healing would manifest and give God permission to heal other areas of my life, even if that means I continue to live with chronic pain while He balances out the equation.
What about you? Are you in need of healing? I would love to pray for you and join my faith with yours for your healing.
If you have a testimony of how God has healed you, I would love to share it here with others who need encouragement.
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