In order to experience lasting healing in our lives, in order to experience true freedom from our sickness, we need to be willing to accept the whole truth and not just shades of truth.
I’ve often expressed on this blog the need to approach healing with a life or death urgency. We have to pursue it with that type of seriousness. We have to chase after it like it’s the air we breathe.
Here’s another thought. I would much rather err on the side of believing I am sicker than I actually am then err on the side of believing that I am not really that sick.
Does that make sense?
The difference here is one is willing to fully accept that they are in need of healing and the other one thinks that they are not that bad and that healing is for other people.
The difference is that one seeks out help and the other will either run from it or make a point of rationalizing why they don’t need help.
One is like the Pharisee, pointing his finger at others and one is like the woman who came to Jesus and washed His feet with her tears.
One sees their great need, pursues healing, and receives it. The other stays in denial, questions their need for healing, and refuses to claim it for themselves.
Our eyes need to be fully open and aware of our desperate need for healing. We need to be willing to accept the full truth.
Truth: When Jesus said He came into the world to save sinners, He wasn’t just referring to the man stuck in a jail cell for murder…he was referring to me…to you.
Pride and fear will often keep us stuck in our sicknesses. But God promises that if we humble ourselves and fully acknowledge our need (no matter how scary that might be) that He will make us well. He will restore us.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.