"Yes," not "Yes, but..."

We can say "yes" to God's healing power
in no uncertain terms!

"YES , but...." Have you ever heard yourself say those two words or realized you were thinking them? Have you ever said, "Yes, I know God heals the sick in the Bible, but that doesn't work for me"? Or "Yes, I know that God is all good, ever present, and all-powerful, but this illness isn't good and it seems very real"?

You may have some other "Yes, but..."s of your own. They come in different words, some easily recognizable, some subtle.

When we say or think, "Yes, but...," aren't we really saying that we are not wholly accepting that something is true? If we accept, for example, the spiritual fact that God is perfect good and that, as the Bible tells us, we are His spiritual image and likeness, don't we also need to accept that we must be entirely good also because we reflect God's goodness? If we try to accept only the first part, aren't we saying that we believe God to be perfect, good, infinite, omnipotent, ever present, and eternal, and that He can be absent as well? God is never absent. We can wholly accept that He does heal all ills by His power and presence, as Christ Jesus demonstrated.

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