"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it." As a Christian, I believe this to be true because the Scripture in Philippians 4:13 tells me "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." It does not say I can do some things. No, it says I can do all things. Even the things that terrify me, I can do. Even the things that others think is not within my power, I can do. Does God not tell us in 2 Timothy 1:7 that He did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. The power of Christ in me tells me that I can fly. Not literally but figuratively speaking, I can soar as high as the sky. Sometimes we hurt so much inwardly we can believe that. What happens is we use outside mechanics such as food, alcohol, drugs, etc., etc., etc. to heal ourselves. That is not how God intended this thing to go. He told Joshua in the 8th chapter of Joshua when they were going to go in and take the land, "Be courageous." In fact, God said it numerous times, "Be courageous." I know you feel overwhelmed sometimes with life but be courageous. If you are blessed to get up in the morning and your health is pretty good, you are half way there. That next step you take, don't do it alone. Take the Lord along with You. He will order your steps and if need be, he will fight your battles. Something else He says to us, "Beloved, above all things, I desire that you would be in health." This is just not physical health. God wants your mind healthy so that you won't have to look for outside sources to make you feel whole. He wants your spirit healed so that you can be at peace all day long but it has got to come from you. What do you want, healed, whole and healthy? Me too and I know that with God on our side, we can have it all!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believed in him would not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
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