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Imagine a God who hears our prayers and answers them in a way we can see, a tangible way.

Imagine a God who heals. Who hears our cry for healing, the acute, the chronic, the terminal and heals.

Imagine a God who knows our dreams and fulfils them one by one, a kiss of love from heaven.

Imagine

Yet although God can do more than we could ask or imagine

We don’t see answered prayer, lives healed, dreams fulfilled.

Thankfully we have a God who can cope when we ask WHY??

He’s ok with our discouragement. He’s understands when all we can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Prayers, healings, dreams…nice ideas by those on the stage…but how do we have the faith to continue to ask…as we live in the now and not yet…?

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Healing training day.

Today I went to a training day about healing through Christian prayer.I don’t think I learnt anything new, but it was great to pray for others, see people healed and get prayed for.

However as someone who has always had chronic health conditions it has left me disappointed with God. Why doesn’t he heal me? I’m not even asking to be healed of complicated emotional illness – depression, just the easy physical conditions – eczema, hay fever, asthma, allergies. Why doesn’t he hear me. Am I invisible to Him? Why do I get to pray for others, but when people pray for me nothing happens, usually I don’t feel a thing. 

Don’t get me wrong, I believe God heals. I believe we should pray for people to be healed regardless of the results we see. I believe we should pray for healing in the church, but also in the workplace, the street, the school gate, the cafe and pub. I hear stories of healing and know them to be true. I see people being healing in front of me at Christian events. But why does he heal them…but not me. 

Perhaps I don’t have enough faith…disappointment at nothing happening before errodes my faith, not that he has the power to heal me, just that he doesn’t want to heal me. A normal, everyday nobody. Perhaps he heals everyday nobodies, but me, well he just doesn’t seem to see me. 

Perhaps its that deeply hidden sin, blocking my healing. That’s right, heap more shame on me, a nobody, alone, invisible, useless….but now I digress as I allow the tapes lead me to a pity party.

Perhaps I’m scared of being healed, losing my crutch, my identity, maybe I actually don’t really want to be healed, so God doesn’t.

I know we’re in the now and not yet. I know that in heaven there will be no more sickness, but what about my reality now. I know my atopy isn’t that big a deal or debilitating…but do you know what a hassle putting creams on daily is?

I’m fed up of praying for others, giving someone a word of encouragement, hearing God for others (and myself). If only the whole body was at work, ministering to each other. 

So I ask you to play your part in the body, so us active parts, don’t get worn out, tired and discouraged.

And God – to you I ask – WHY?

If I was to describe my week at Harnhill...or something God seemed to show me in a word…then the word would be LAVISH!!

How LAVISH is the love the Father showers on us, that we should be called the children of God, for that is what we are ~ paraphrased from the bible as writing it from memory(!)

How LAVISH is God’s love for me, his provision, his grace, his mercy, his forgiveness, his care, his beauty,

How LAVISH was healing week…breakfast in bed each day, two people there just to listen to your story and pray it through with you, not being allowed to serve – even by clearing the table, not being allowed to give – to pray for others – this was a week to receive, a beautiful garden, lambs being born in the barn next door, 2 book shops on site, a ‘thin space’, the beauty of watching and hearing the birds, a wood burning fire, a place of safety and refuge.

Ill in bed

Today I was ill, the sore throat had got worse and my body was exhausted fighting the infection. Yet its a miracle to have so few, mild symptoms when only 6 months ago a cold would lay me up in bed for a week!! 

Is it God, or is it the aromatherapy course of treatment I had, 6 weeks of weekly aromatherapy massage. And even if it is the aromatherapy, who says that doesn’t still point to God, both as healer, creator and guide. After all he invented the essential oils, he led me to a therapist with the skills and I am his daughter and he wants me to live life to the full, life in abundance. 

I don’t believe God heals everyone, perhaps I lack faith due to life experience, but I know God can heal in all situations, and he can use the supernatural or natural, conventional medicine or complimentary therapies. We are called to trust him, and pray in all circumstances, only he knows what answer we will get. But if we do not ask, then how can we get?

What are your beliefs about healing?