Monday, June 25, 2007

CAN FAITH HEAL?

This Post is Dedicated to Amateur Dancer, Marie Coppla and All Those Suffering From Bipolar Disorders

Can faith heal? Believing in our doctors help a lot to heal us, doesn't it. We are not healed by a doctor we don't trust and believe in. So with the medicines we take, with the people who surround us to give us counsel and moral support. They augment our faith so that we can be healed. But that is only faith in people and things. How much more do we think faith in an Almighty God will do wonders for us and completely cure us of the most dreaded diseases known and unknown to man.

To give an illustration, let us cite two examples of two incurably sicked persons in the Bible. One was completely healed because of complete faith, and the other one was not healed at first because of unbelief.

Mark 5: 25-34 described a woman bleeding for twelve long years, who failed to get relief from so many doctors and after spending a fortune. When she heard about Jesus, she thought to herself that if she but touched the hem of His garment, she would be healed. Following Jesus, she did just that and imediately got healed. Jesus sensed that power escaped from Him and He asked who touched Him. Trembling with fear, the woman fell at Jesus feet and told Him everything. Jesus told her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." (Mark 5:34)

In 2 Kings 5: 1-27, Naaman was a commander of the army of the king of Aram. He had leprosy. Hearing from a Hebrew slave girl that a prophet of God by the name of Elisha could heal him, he sought after the prophet. Elisha sent his messenger to tell Naaman to dip seven times in the river Jordan. Expecting a grand miracle and disappointed by the seemingly preposterous instructions, he left Israel uncured. Upon hearing this, the Hebrew slave girl persuaded Naaman to do as the prophet instructed. He went back to Israel and dipped seven times in the river Jordan and immediately, he was completely healed.

How many people who have terminal incurable diseases, who were advised by their doctors of their impending deaths, survived their dreaded diseases by acts of faith and were completely and miraculously healed? Just ask the thousands of people healed by God thru the ministry of Benny Hinn. Or the thousands of people who trekked to the grotto of Lourdes, France, who went home completely healed and their faith in God totally restored.

God sometimes uses sickness, pain and trials to get our attention so that we can go back to Him for relief, deliverance and salvation. If He allow us to bask in sin and wanton living, where will those lifestyles lead us? Surely not to God's kingdom but to eternal destruction.

As I write this post, I am almost completely healed of the debilitating pain of scoliosis and pinched nerves that threatened paralysis in my torso. I can now walk again. Praise the Lord for His amazing grace and mercy. Even my other diseases- hypertension, diabetes, acute hernia, prostate gland enlargement, hypothyroidism and other diseases I may not even be aware of, are almost completely healed. Now, I am rededicating my entire life to serving Him and leading other sufferers of pain to the feet of the Master Healer- Jesus Christ.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

"All things are possible to him who believes." (Mark 10:27)
"Your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." (Mark 5:34)
"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
"For I am the Lord who heals you." (Exodus 15:26b)

20 comments:

JLee said...

I believe...

Paris said...

I believe so :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear jlee,

Thanks for the comment. Faith is a rare commodity nowadays. I hope suffering people could hold on to it for their healing and deliverance.

I'm just a new viewer of your blog and I find it very interesting, amusing and entertaining too. Thanks for your efforts to give a ray of sunshine in the seemingly dark horizon around. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Paris,
Thanks also for viewing my blog and for your comment. I have not read your blog yet, but I will do so right now. God bless.

health watch center said...

Hi Mel,

Faith works like magic.

SHZ.
Self Help Zone

P.S. Thank you for dropping by and your kind words about my blog.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Health Watch Center,

Thanks also for reciprocating my visit. I will add your blog to my links since I find yours very worthwhile. God bless you more.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Self Help Zone,
Thanks also for reciprocating the visit and for the encouraging words.
I will also add you to my links since you also have a worthwhile blog. God bless.

marie said...

The jury is still out on that for me. This was a great post. Thanks for thinking of me. It means so much that people care.

Changed blog addresses,please e-mail me at mariecoppla@yahoo.com for the info.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Marie,
Of course I care for you Marie and all those suffering so much from bipolar disorders. I pray to God that He will strengthen your faith so that you will believe that He can actually heal you. Jesus will never turn away the sincere prayer of a suffering soul crying out for healing and deliverance.

Please rediscover the power of prayer. It works wonders far beyond what our imagination can comprehend. Link with me in your prayer for healing and deliverance
and for God's bountiful blessings in your life.

God bless you and your loved ones with all the best things in life.

Dine said...

true, true, Amen!

your blogs deserve to be read by many people--to be shared. there are many people who are desperate, frustrated, and have lost their faith.

as for me and my family--we have completely entrusted out lives to the Lord, and we thank Him for continuously blessing our family of 7.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Dine,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your most generous comments. I praise the Lord that there are still people like you who still cling to their age old faith. Faith is a rare commodity nowadays. That's why so many people are lost and can't seem to cope with all the problems and pressures besetting them.

The Bible said , it is impossible to please God without faith. If only more people would develop their faith in God, then probably most of the problems in this world could easily be solved.

God bless you and your family with all the wonderful things God has planned for His faithful children.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Dine,
I could not access your blog. Please communicate your url address so I can link with your blog. Thanks and God bless.

Clare said...

Hi Mel

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

This is an interesting post and I think faith can be a healer if someone is willing to believe in it.

Marie said...

very well written---has given me much to think about--thanx
marie

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Clare,
Thanks also for visiting my blog and for the very kind comment. I will be linking with your blog and will visit it regularly.

God bless you with the very best in life.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Marie,
Thanks for the second comment and the very generous remarks. I hope you are doing well in your struggle with life, especially with bipolar.

God bless you in all your endeavors in life.

Marie said...

so sorry to confuse---i'm a different marie--her and i have had this problem before--i found your site through hers and i am glad i did
marie

Dream Writer said...

No, "Faith" cannot Heal Bipolar Disorder.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Marie,
You don't have to be sorry that I was confused by there being two Marie's visiting my blog. I know you now and I'm glad I did. You are always welcome in my blog and I have been personally praying for your healing and deliverance.

God bless you with God's great provision for healing and deliverance.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Dreamwriter,
I respect your stand that you believe faith cannot heal bipolar sickness. How I wish you will reconsider that stand and be a recipient of God's immeasurable grace and mercy, and that He grants you complete healing and deliverance. But alas, healing, in order to be manifested, must be truly sought for and believe in by the sick. You have your own dose of faith because you believe in the doctor treating you and in the medicines he prescribes. Otherwise, you will not be patronizing that doctor.

If you can only have that same amount of faith that God can actually heal you, then maybe, actual healing can take place.

Anyway, as I've said, I respect your stand regarding faith and I leave you to your own philosophy in life. God bless you with all the wonderful things in life.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)

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