Claiming our healing can be a true battle of faith, Kate Forsyth writes.
Healing is often an area that Christians struggle with and yet God’s power to heal all sickness is available to us if we know how to receive it. Back in 1990-1991, I was seriously ill and had also been told that I would not be able to have children. I was trying to receive healing from the Lord, studying the Word daily, listening to preaching on faith and healing and putting into practice all that I learnt. However, I was not getting healed.
I cried out to the Lord one day, saying, “I have done all that I know; I study your Word; I speak it out all day but I am still not healed”. The Lord replied “You still see yourself as a sick person.”
I thought I was in faith because I was so convinced about the Word of God and was speaking it out and yet this wasn't positioning me (or others, as I have since found ) to receive the healing power of God.
We have a perspective where we can easily focus on symptoms in sickness, the limitations they bring, what’s impossible or how we are going to get our healing by our own efforts. God also has a perspective where He sees that He is our Healer, that ‘He Himself took (in order to carry away) our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases’ (Mt 8:17 Amplified) and that ‘by whose wounds you have been healed’ (1 Peter 2:24). Faith comes from seeing God’s perspective.
As we shift to see things from His perspective, we start to be positioned to receive His power, and find that in that place healing comes much more easily. This simple shift positioned me, and many others since, to receive the power of God that is more than enough to deal with any sickness or weakness. We have seen so many miracles in our family, including our two beautiful children, and in the lives of so many others in this way.
This is what the healing service is all about- bringing people in contact with the extraordinary healing power of God and helping them be positioned to receive it. As a team, we are so passionate about seeing God’s power brought to all, that people see the goodness of God through healing and that they live in the divine health that God has made available to them.
Kate is a long-time member of C3 Oxford Falls Campus and along with her husband, Ps Richard Forsyth, oversees the monthly healing service there - held on the first Sunday of every month.