Frederick Buechner, from Wishful Thinking
The Gospels depict Jesus as having spent a surprising amount of time healing people. Although, like the author of Job before him, he specifically rejected the theory that sickness was God's way of getting even with sinners (John 9:1-3), he nonetheless
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
FORGIVENESS IS HEALING
A London psychiatrist once told Dr. Billy Graham that 70% of the people in treatment in England could be released if they could find forgiveness. Their problem, he said, was guilt, and they could find no relief from the grief and pressure under which they lived.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Feb 14, 2002
A HEALING FOOL
The Gospels depict Jesus as having spent a surprising amount of time healing people…
It is significant also that the Greek verb "sozo" was used in Jesus’ day to mean both to save and to heal, and "soter" could signify either savior or physician.
Ever since the time of
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Feb 28, 2011
THE HEALING RAINBOW
Years ago one of our sons – age 10-12 – spoke some remarkable words. I had been ill. He was outside and saw a rainbow which he perceived as being over our house. He came inside and said, "Are you better yet? I thought maybe you were being healed."
At that young age he had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 1, 2011
I’ve know people who questioned God’s love for them because God didn’t heal them. I’ve known others who questioned their own faith...they felt like if they’d just had more faith God would have healed them. In fact, I’ve known people who were TOLD by a faith-healer that the reason
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 4, 2002
HE WAS HEALED
Tony Campolo tells a story about being in a church in Oregon where he was asked to pray for a man who had cancer. Campolo prayed boldly for the man’s healing.
That next week he got a telephone call from the man’s wife. She said, "You prayed for my husband. He had cancer."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2005
THE PUSHCART OF HEALING
A tribe called Karbis lives In a remote village called Rongphar in Assam, India. It is a forest area and less connected with the modern facilities of the nearby city, Guwahati. When people in that village fall sick, they carry them on a pushcart to the nearby clinic which
GOD’S HEALING POWER HEALS TWO YOUNG WOMEN WITH CHRONIC INJURIES
Four of our interns went into a clothing store and began ministering and encouraging one of the clerks. She began to open up, telling them that she used to be in the circus and ripped her tendons in both wrists by doing four back
"The properties of healing are not found just within our bodies. They are also present in our minds and souls. God provided us with the ability to heal from emotional trauma and tragedy. When we lose someone we love, we are devastated; we mourn and grieve while wondering if our days will ever be
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 4, 2005
Stop the Bleeding But Heal the Wound! (10.07.05--Beginning Again!--Genesis 16:7-10)
There is one good rule for starting over. If something’s broken, don’t try to fix it with anything less than your best effort. The odds are that the more you try to “band-aid” things, the longer it will take for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2010
THE HEALING POWER OF LAUGHTER
Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease. When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital. Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned the reverse was true. So he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
THE CHURCH: THE BALM OF HEALING
In the book, The Empowered Communicator, Calvin Miller says that most people we come in contact with are silently thinking:
• I am loneliness waiting for a friend
• I am weeping in want of laughter
• I am a sigh in search of consolation
• I am a wound in
ONE DAY I WILL BE HEALED
A few weeks ago, I saw a special on TV about faith healers. In that show, Lisa Ling went to the meeting of a renowned faith healer where she interviewed a man named Steve. When he was 18, Steve was in a car crash that left him with brain injury and a speech impediment.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2002
MEMORIAL DAY, A TIME FOR HEALING
Memorial Day, perhaps more than any other holiday, was born of human necessity. Deep inside all of us lies a fundamental desire to make sense of life and our place in it and the world. What we have been given, what we will do with it and what we will pass to the
Healing, God's Way
Healing takes time, patience and determination to persevere through the long process of healing. It’s not easy, but it is the reality of the healing process.
Personal Illustration: My own experience with the healing process of my right knee. About two years ago I had a
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Aug 12, 2007
Healing - Doctors Have Faith in Faith
A survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians shows that ninety-nine percent of doctors believe a relationship exists between faith and physical healing. Recently, more than one thousand health-care professionals met at
"The man had a choice to be healed or not. There had to be a 'want to' in his will. He could have decided to stay unhealed forever, and there could have been some reasons to do so. He may have wanted to remain unhealed so he could just lie around, or he may have grown accustomed to begging and knew
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"And there is healing in old trees, Old streets a glamour hold; Why may not I, as well as