Should Christians get counselling for healing?


This is a frequently asked question.

We Christians need to be IN the world, but not OF the world. So what is the way we should approach getting healing?

We need to seek a biblical balance. Paul said it well… these THREE things remain: faith, hope and love. These three things are inter-related…

Hope

So when it comes to hope, you need to take care of your thoughts and you heart. If you have been through deep waters, emotional trouble, physical danger, your heart might have become hurt or damaged in some way.

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. – Prov 4:23

So you might need to get some help guarding and repairing your heart. Go to church and find a pastor. Find a Christian counsellor. Repair your heart, and then vigilantly guard it after that.

Faith

Faith is not hope. It’s not about how you think. It’s not about feelings. It’s not about your heart.

Faith is what you believe is true about Jesus Christ, and what He did on the cross. And it is our faith which overcomes the evil in this world.

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. – 1 John 5:4

So we need to develop an overcoming faith which destroys the evil which is enslaving us. He is our Solution. It is only Jesus Christ which has overcome all things on His cross. So believe it. It’s truly that simple.

God’s Presence didn’t heal satan when satan entered God’s Presence. That’s because satan didn’t believe.

Worship music doesn’t heal people and it doesn’t drive away the enemy. But faith-filled worship is powerful. Good music does nothing. Faith-filled prayer overcomes. But the rock under your feet must be Jesus Christ.

Love

And the greatest of these is love… Paul says.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. – 1 Cor 13:8

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Cor 13:13

Giving and receiving love is absolutely what God is all about. And He designed us to give and receive love.

Putting it all together – faith, hope and love!

Past hurts might have blocked you up with defenses and anger inside. But we need to get unblocked (by repairing our heart in counselling, and then guarding it) and we need to overcome any spiritual forces in our lives through faith in Jesus Christ and launch out in love, of ourselves, of others, of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us.

Keep on reading

Some Christians want God to snap His fingers and heal them and they refuse to get help. Is this the right approach? Maybe take a moment to read my post: Should Christians get counselling for healing?

For further reading maybe try this post Emotional healing… what’s it like? or read some of my other posts on healing. I have written a companion post that you might benefit from reading: How to fill up the lonely hurt inside.  Get into the discussion. Share your experiences. Help someone. Receive help from someone too perhaps.

Forgiveness…

These posts might also help you:

and also try

Or try some other posts that I wrote:

These are posts about growing and forming deeper relationships that let us feel connected and warm inside:

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6 responses to “Should Christians get counselling for healing?

  1. very good post bro! absolutely easy to understand! i love it! would of liked to have read it a looong time ago but i can say today i understand it and lived it. praise God!

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