Tag: Illness

Is Faith Required for Healing? (Part 3)

We’ve been looking at the principles laid out in Scripture regarding prayer, and specifically how they relate to seeking physical healing. Find the first two posts in this series here: Should we pray for healing? and How to pray for healing. When we’re seeking healing, the first step is always to commune with God in prayer. But prayer isn’t […]

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How to Pray for Healing (Part 2)

Previous posts in this series include: Should we pray for healing? Not only are prayers for physical health exemplified in God’s Word, but even common sense suggests wherever there is lack or need, there is reason to pray. For instance, in times of war we pray for peace, and in times of drought we pray for rain. […]

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Should We Pray for Healing? (Part 1)

Should we pray for healing? If so, are there any guidelines given in Scripture to help us pray for it more effectively? Where does faith come in? And what about traditional medical resources? Over the next six weeks, we’ll consider how the Bible guides our answers to these challenging questions, and how we should apply its truth to […]

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Your Health Is Not Everything

We place such a premium on physical health. We spend money on gym memberships, workout equipment, quality running shoes, and music to run by. We count calories, carbs, and sugars, and worry about choosing the right kinds of fat. We drink green smoothies, research symptoms online until we’re paranoid, and stock up on supplements that promise younger, […]

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Suggested Reading about Physical Affliction

I want to start compiling a list of biblically sound books that are relevant to physical suffering. They might relate to dealing with a particular disease, or how to handle an emotional response to physical problems, or how to biblically discern proper medical treatment. They might be counseling books, memoirs, novels, or devotionals. I plan to […]

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The Key to Praying for Healing

That’s not a trick question… although it can be a tricky question. But it’s not too tricky if you know what’s written in God’s Word. Let’s ignore the latter part of that question for a moment, and focus on the word pray. The Bible gives us some specific instructions about prayer: to pray about everything, […]

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Let’s Chat About Physical Suffering

Have you ever faced a life-altering physical injury or illness? If so, let’s chat!  Here’s a few questions to get the conversation going. Choose your favorite, and leave a response in the comments (I’ll share a few of my answers too). You’ll  automatically receive an email notification when someone responds to your comment! –> What were […]

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