The Importance of Spiritual Health to Physical Healing It is true that our physical sickness is related directly with our spiritual and emotional health. People who are suffering from negative emotions including fears, negative thoughts, anger, resentment, or abnormal amounts of stress will soon find themselves spiritually or emotionally unhealthy which also affects our physical …
It is true that our physical sickness is related directly with our spiritual and emotional health. People who are suffering from negative emotions including fears, negative thoughts, anger, resentment, or abnormal amounts of stress will soon find themselves spiritually or emotionally unhealthy which also affects our physical health. There are many ministers and alternative health experts who believe that the disease that people encounter today have their roots in spiritual health and well being. It is believed by many people today that there is indeed a link between physical illness and spiritual or emotional factors.
If there is a strong connection between physical health and spiritual health, then we only need to strengthen our spiritual lives so that our bodies can be healed. A person who has great spiritual and emotional feeling will also feel good physically. Depending on your attitude while having your illness, it will affect the progress and the duration of your sickness. During your ill days, the best thing you can do is to keep on trusting God for healing and guidance through these times of uncertainty.
You alone can judge your spiritual health. If you really want to know your spiritual health, it takes a careful self examination of your heart or mind if you have thoughts of anger, fear, anxiety, unwillingness to forgive, negativity or other emotions that is not good for your soul and it can also harm your body too. All people have a predominant emotion that rules their life. If there are a lot of toxic emotions in your mind, then all of these will soon affect your body and it will become sick. Ridding yourself of emotions that do not promote love, joy, peace, and faith in God will help promote physical health. These are the fruits of the spirit. If these good emotions from the Spirit fill your heart and overflows with it, then God’s healing door is opened and the emotions that keep you dark spiritually and causes physical illness is removed.
If you are surrounded by many problems, then you can face these problems if you have good spiritual health. Even during the uneventful times in your life you should keep your faith in God so that you will be stronger when the time comes when you circumstances and health are challenged.
The best methods for maintaining and staying spiritually healthy are meditation, prayer, deep breathing, reading the Bible and other good readings, and spending time in nature. If you regularly do these activities, then you will realize that you are becoming healthier emotionally. Bad emotions like fear, anger, and bitterness can be overcome if you do these activities regularly. Those who are able to read the Bible regularly will know of the love and faithfulness of God which is strong enough to conquer the negative emotions in our lives.
God can allow your physical illnesses to be prolonged despite your spiritual health. Handling your sickness in a strong manner is the effect of having a strong spiritual well being so you don’t really mind the sufferings of your physical infirmity.