Join us on part 3 of 5 in this series of Jesus supernaturally healing me from a traumatic assault that no matter what I did, I could not completely heal from. After the assailant was captured, I wanted the death penalty for him and was very angry that California did not offer that. When he was charged with 298 years worth of crime I believed he would be in prison the rest of his life and my heart took comfort from that. But once the plea bargaining began, his time was whittled to 40 year served, so he would get out in his lifetime, and I fell apart. At that point, the Lord commanded me to get out of California and go to where HE had prepared for me which was Galveston, Texas.
As I got to the Island, the Lord put a small group of believers around me. Older women who met with me twice a week for prayer and Bible study, an older Christian counselor, a team of older medical students, a pastor for a landlord, Christian co-workers and a small, family Bible church that loved me. He was doing the supernatural for me as well, like hiding my arrest record for a year until I had the chance to establish myself at a job that supported me until I got married. He gave me an open-eyed encounter during a Kay Arthur Bible study where I got to be in the manifest glory of God and the love of God.
But troubling to me, were some of the things I was being taught and the hurtful attitudes that came with them. The church I was planted was very Calvinistic and actively taught that EVERYTHING that happens in our lives is God’s will for us, because He personally sifts everything through His hands first before anything can happen to us. I was highly offended at this teaching, and didn’t agree with it, but didn’t know anyone outside of this church and didn’t know an alternative way of reading the Bible or understanding God.
In addition, they taught actively and verbatim from the pulpit every Sunday that there is ‘no such thing as "real" healing, this side of heaven.’ They taught that Jesus loves you and is compassionate and will HELP you walk through the consequences of the disasters from others, but He can’t really do anything supernatural about it, you have to wait to go to heaven to be healed.
Well, that upset me greatly and caused years of depression and a constant fight with bitterness toward a God who technically COULD do miracles, but for some mysterious reason WOULD NOT do a supernatural miracle for me. I was just ‘unlucky’ that my life had been ruined so young, and it was all to keep me humble and close to God. I hated that teaching and attitude people had toward me more than anything. But what else was there???? I didn’t know!
Even though there was SOME healing that had taken place from the ministry of the Word, and the ministry of the body of Christ, I knew I was NOT healed completely on the inside. That angered, frightened and depressed me. It was very challenging.
Maybe your life was like mine, and it has been at times a certifiable disaster. Maybe you have experienced a trauma against your health or finances over this past 15 months of covid. Maybe you are really struggling after an assault or trauma from last year or 20 or 30 years ago.
Jesus wants you to know that not only CAN He heal you, but that He WANTS to heal you and WILL heal you Himself. He really will!
Join us on the next episode, part 4 of our 5 part series, as we look at some of the things we can do to respond in faith to Jesus and enter into that healing from Him. And how He is supernaturally able to heal us PERSONALLY no matter what we have been taught about Him.
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