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Healing and Faith

 

“14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”17 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Many times we get so caught up in the divinity of Jesus that we forget that he was human in every way as well.  I can relate to the humanity of Jesus, especially when he gets really ticked off. It is a great comfort to me that Jesus also experienced frustration with the world.  In addition to the “how long shall I put up with you?” I hear something like this. I try to teach these people, but they don’t listen.  I try to show them how to live, but they don’t believe they can do it.  They could be healing people like they see me do, but they can’t because they don’t believe.  How long O Lord, am I going to have to put up with these people???

The way of life exemplified by Jesus is meant for all.  The teachings, the lifestyle, the faith, love and peace, the healings — all of it.  So why aren’t we doing it? Jesus said it over and over during his ministry. You do not believe.  You do not have the amount of faith of even a tiny mustard seed.

Somewhere along the way we lost sight of Jesus as teacher and way-shower.  Jesus became a god to be worshiped and following his way became seen as impossible.

When Jesus healed what did he say?  “Your faith has made you whole.” We have faith in education and teachers, medicine and doctors, money and those who control it.  So why can’t we have faith that the power of God can flow in and through us to bless, heal and live the way we were meant to?

The cultural indoctrination we go through that teaches us that we are powerless, limited, weak and sinful and can be very hard to overcome.  I struggle with it daily. It is important for us to remember we are God’s children, created in the image and likeness of the creator of the Universe.  We believe that we were stripped of our power and position in the family of God with the fall in the Garden of Eden. But Jesus came to remind us that there is still a better way and we can follow it if we only will.

Dig a Little Deeper:  What keeps you from being able to follow the life of Jesus?  What limits your faith?

 

 

Did I Offer Peace Today?

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” — Henri Nouwen
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Music is Healing

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel

Thought for Today

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams

Walking Through Fire and Remembering to Fly

An extended period of my life was spent wrestling with sickness, recovery, labels, control and regaining freedom that had been taken or surrendered.  I found myself trapped by well-meaning, but misguided people into reliving victimization, blaming myself for what happened in and to my life, feeling that I was somehow “damaged” and had to spend the rest of my life “working on myself” with no end in sight.

My journey was in stages with times of regaining small portions of my life, but then finding new challenges.  There were people who simply did not believe my story of Divine healing.  There were people who kept trying to pull me back into support groups and into working on myself.  The most difficult part has been learning to live healed.

One thing that kept me going on this perilous journey was knowing that someday, there would be an end to the suffering, in this lifetime.  I knew deep in my spirit I would come out the other end healed and whole.  The one thing I know now that I didn’t know then is that I was always whole.  The Creator never saw me as anything less.

There came a time when I had to decided to trust God and keep going.  There is no turning back for me.  While I feel for people who continue to struggle and suffer,  I know my limits.  I pray for people.  I send healing light. But the one thing I cannot do is get caught up in their drama.  As a tender-hearted person this is a lesson I continue to repeat over and over.  Maybe someday I will finally learn.

This has been a long process that has taken me from despair to hope, from being broken to wholeness and from captivity to freedom.  As I write this, I am reminded of an art piece I was led to create in memory of a gifted healer.  The image of the Phoenix came with the words, “the fire reminded us we could fly.”

For those of you walking through fire right now, I offer these words of hope.  You can fly!

The Fire Reminded us we Could Fly Copyright 2000 by R.A. Robbins
The Fire Reminded us we Could Fly
Copyright 2000 by R.A. Robbins