Prayer, Healing & Chronic Illness

Prayer, Healing & Chronic Illness

1.  We need to talk about prayer (and healing). Dear God, please heal my brother from his sickness. In Jesus’ name, Amen. How many of us have prayed a prayer like this? And how many of us have seen that prayer answered? If you’re anything like me, the answer is, not...
Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?

Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?

As I read the words from my old journal, I vividly recall my emotions. Shame, humiliation, doubt. The entry is dated April 16, 1983. I was in my second semester of college. Faith, Healing and Faith Healing I remember the day well. My friends suggested I go to the...
Walking Alongside the Chronically Ill

Walking Alongside the Chronically Ill

OFFER HELP AND HEALING BY BEING AN UNDERSTANDING FRIEND Lisa was only 43 years old, but she felt 80. Doctors finally had given her a diagnosis for her chronic pain. She was relieved to know it wasn’t all in her head, yet the prospect of an incurable condition was very...
When Healing Doesn't Happen

When Healing Doesn't Happen

Today is a pain day. Every once in awhile, they creep up. The pain is severe and uncontrollable and obviously, unwelcome. I have had people ask me why God doesn’t heal me. I’ve had people ask me if I have even asked for healing. I have had people ask me if I believe...