Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
—James 5:16 (NLT)
There is a saying that confession is good for the soul. Surely that comes from James 5:16. Confession is good for the soul because it releases the spiritual weight of sin to Christ. It also releases your emotional and mental torment of unforgiveness. When such a hard burden is released, this opens the door to receive healing. Righteousness is the gift of the Lord to us, and prayer does accomplish much. It accomplishes miracles in the name of Jesus.
“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2). God calls you, “Beloved!” Jesus died for you so you might discover wholeness and healing in Him—for your body, mind, and spirit. He wishes you to prosper and to be in good health. He does not wish you to suffer and have illness. His blood flowed so that you might be healed. His blood flowed so that you might receive continually through faith.
What does He wish for you to receive? His truth in your heart so you can have everything He gave His life for you to have. To receive continually through faith, you must grow spiritually. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. As you grow (prosper) spiritually in His Truth and allow it to renew your mind, healing of mind and body can be received. The truth of God’s message becomes more real as you put down a strong foundation in Him.
Does God really want us healed and whole? My spirit, mind, and body all answer, “YES!” My heart rejoices because I realize that I have learned who I am in His love. I am an overcomer in Christ! He guides me into His Truth so that I can receive the abundant and overflowing grace of healing He purchased over 2000 years ago at Calvary. His Truth liberates me to believe in what human eyes say is not true. His report is always good.
Seek His Truth. Let the Holy Spirit reveal His truth for you. Learn that God can turn a sacrifice of praise into a time of spiritual, physical, and emotional victory. Even though the battle may still wage, it has already been won through faith! You are an overcomer in Christ!
©2020 Lynn Lacher