Prayer that heals

Not blind faith or a tentative hope but spiritual understanding restores health.

One night some time ago I was suffering with an ear infection. The pain was intense. I was unable to move my head and neck, and the fear of losing my hearing was great. I began to pray.

To those used to turning to medicine for healing, it may seem difficult to understand how, in the middle of this physical distress, I could quietly turn to God and pray. But this method of healing—spiritual healing—had its effect, and in thirty minutes I was free from the pain and could move normally. The healing was complete. There has been no recurrence of the symptoms.

The prayer that brings such sure results is not a tentative hope or a wish that health will somehow be restored. It's not a promise to God that we will sacrifice something if only He will grant us health. It's a heartfelt trust in the Father's all-power, a faith that His love is always present to heal and save. Faith of this kind, however, is not blind. It's based on a spiritual understanding of the nature of God and man.

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