How does God heal?

The Bible quotes God as stating categorically, “I am the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26, New King James Version), establishing healing as God’s activity. Christ Jesus proved this. Referring to God, he said, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I work” (John 5:17). The Bible says that when the multitudes saw Jesus’ healing work, it was God they glorified, not Jesus. 

Yet, in Habakkuk 1:13 we read that God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil.” As sickness is an evil that God cannot behold, how then does God heal it? I’ve pondered this question since becoming a student of Christian Science, because I know that when the spiritual meaning of the Bible is gained, it clears up what may, on the face of it, seem contradictory. 

A healing I had when new in my study of Christian Science helped me understand better how God heals. I’d requested help through prayer from a Christian Science practitioner for a long-standing and painful physical problem. She said God didn’t know of the problem. This bothered me greatly, as I thought this meant that God wouldn’t be able to heal the condition. While struggling with this, I had a moment of clear spiritual insight—that if the all-knowing God didn’t know of something, then it couldn’t be real. In that moment of revelation over thirty years ago, I was permanently healed.

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