Do you love yourself? Do you even like yourself? If you answered no, why not? If you were to think long and hard, you may find this feeling towards yourself rooted in unforgiveness. Many of us, myself included, struggle to forgive ourselves. We may have done things in the past, we regret and may even live with the consequences of those past sins. This may cause guilt, lack of self-esteem and even self-hatred. Did you know that this self-hatred gives your body permission to destroy itself?
If we want to ensure that we live within the blessings of YHVH, we need to ensure that our relationships with our brothers are in good shape. We cannot go before YHVH if we have a brother that has something against us. Does this imply we simply need to forgive all who transgress against us? If we follow the pattern that YHVH establishes when we sin, the restoration process cannot be one way. Forgiveness is required for our relationships to be restored, but in order for it to be a lasting restoration, it has follow the pattern YHVH established.
As we have already seen, a number of our health issues come from the spiritual dimension. One of these sources is fear. Fear can create havoc in your life if it is not under control. We need to understand what fear and anxiety does to our bodies before we can start the healing. Healing also needs to take a physical and spiritual approach if we want to cure rather than treat. What steps do you need to take to identify and remove fear from your life?
Continuing our study in health and healing, we will now look at the cause of the spiritual diseases. How do we contract a spiritual disease? How does our spirit connect with our physical health? We have seen that the medical system is not capable of dealing with these diseases, thus we need to turn to Scripture to find the cure. We will see that the answer is already provided to us. We may not like the answer! We need to use this information to make changes in our lives if we want to be healed from these diseases.