• Jill Jarrell Newsome


When I was preparing for my surgery I was given some "reading material." I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the content. "Your healing will depend on many things such as your general health, your willingness to follow instructions, and your mental attitude toward recovery. While I can perform the surgery, I cannot 'heal" you. It is up to you to be an active participant in your recovery process to help your body heal the best that it can."

I totally agree with this. So often we want the best for ourselves but we do not want to put in the work. I began preparing a month ahead with certain supplements that help with tissue healing, inflammation and bruising. I learned some years ago what a big difference these things make. I also tried to watch my diet to help improve inflammation. I remember when my first child was born I had been walking four miles a day. My doctor told me I had no idea how much that had helped me. Years later, another doctor told me that my 45 minute walking, was equal to so many milligrams of an antidepressant. And I believe that being out in creation, to walk, was another benefit for my feelings.

Another sentence caught my eye. "We must trust each other to be working for a common goal, your successful results." I trust my surgeon or I would not go to him but I think for the best success you better trust in Jesus and believe that He can heal! Having that faith and trusting God to do His work is essential in healing! Another of my medical team says that my faith is what helped heal me of cancer. She said that my attitude was good and I had a grateful heart even during the tough times. Proverbs 4: 20-22, "My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body."

Sometimes we do not see the results as fast as we want but that is not evidence that God is not working. It is a process. God works on us during that time and brings about good. Romans 8: 28, "As you declare the Word, you will find faith rising. God’s promises will start flowing for you, along with His wisdom and understanding. His confidence will rise in you. Mental and physical health will improve. You will find peace for your soul." If we think we can heal, physically, emotionally or spiritually, by ourselves and don't need God, we will probably end up bitter. Bitterness is like acid seeping into every part of us and corrupts everything it touches, including the unhealed places. When we include God in our health care plan we can trust Him, giving us peace which in turn helps us heal.

James 4: 10, "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." Humility makes us bow down and realize that we need God. As we declare His Word, we will find our faith increasing. God's promises will begin to flow in us along with His wisdom and His peace. I believe this is when our health, physical, emotional or spiritual will improve.


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