7 Biblical Insights on Inner Healing
What is inner healing?
Inner healing is different from physical healing. Our being consists of body, soul, and spirit as in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“King David, the author of Psalms, writes in Psalm 30:2, “O Lord, my God, I cried out to you for help. You have healed me.” This verse talks about the emotional and spiritual healing of the soul.
The inner healing is part of the sanctification process through the Holy Spirit till we see God face to face. As I studied Psalms in the Bible and with my own experience in facilitating inner healing, I drew seven insights on Biblical Inner Healing.
Insight #1: why is inner healing important?
Alice Clark stated the importance of inner healing in her blog ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Inner Healing,’ “Inner Healing is an important part of our Christian walk – when we deal with the hurts of the past then we’re more able to live life as God designed it.”
Insight #2: Is inner healing Biblical?
Many Christians do not believe in inner healing because they believe that there is no record of inner healing in the Bible. However, there are many examples in the Bible. King David wrote Psalm 41:4 “As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.” Here, he talked about soul healing, not as physical but inner emotional healing. King David wrote many of the psalms, in which he experienced tremendous inner healing with God reflected in the psalms.
Insight #3: What are some of the soul issues that need inner healing?
King David suffered rejection:
King David was not the favorite in his household. The Prophet Samuel came to David’s family to find and anoint the king of Israel. However, David’s father Jesse presented only David’s brothers to be anointed king in front of the prophet. He was shepherding the sheep when the prophet Samuel came to his house.
King David suffered persecution, hate, and jealousy:
King Saul persecuted David before he was king. King Saul was jealous of him and wanted to kill him, so David ran like a refugee.
King David suffered a delay in fulfilling his destiny and purpose as a King:
He was anointed to be king as a young boy, but he was not able to be in the position of the king for a long time.
King David sinned:
He has sinned – he had Uriah killed to steal his wife Bathsheba. The entire story is recorded in 2 Samuel 11.
King David’s family was a mess.
There were sexual sins in his life and his sons’ lives. His daughter was raped, and his son rebelled against him.
His songs display his tears, bitterness, anxiety, anger, and depression. He needed a lot of inner healing, and he received it from God.
Insight #4: Manifestation of healed soul (heart)
King David displayed a healed heart in not killing Saul when he had the opportunity. He did not get revenge for Saul’s hatred, jealousy, and persecution. Instead, he spared Saul’s life, again and again, which was the manifestation of the healed heart.
Insight #5: How do I start my inner healing?
Here are six steps of Inner Healing from Psalm 30:2.
- Reverence and recognizing that God is a source of healing.
- Cry out to God for His help.
- Believe that it is God’s will for healing.
- He can heal.
- God has already provided healing through Jesus.
- We appropriate His healing into our lives by faith.
Insight #6: How do you ask God for healing?
We can all identify with King David’s rejection, persecution, injustice, hatred, jealousy, personal sins, and family mess. Like King David, we can receive healing from God when we have the right attitude to receive His healing:
- He gave thanks.
- He trusted God and His justice.
- He feared God.
- He never let go of God. He had an intimate relationship with God.
- He was completely open and vulnerable to God.
- He humbled himself before God.
- He repented of his sins. He received forgiveness from God (Psalm 51:10).
- He praised and worshipped God (Psalm 84:10).
Here are some of the many ways of receiving inner healing:
- Read and meditate on the word of God
- Seek experienced prayer ministry for inner healing
- Resolve relational conflict through prayer and counseling
- Dreams and interpretation of dreams
- Praise and worship
- Word of knowledge and prophecies
I have friends who receive their inner healing through praise and worship. That is so awesome.
I have gone through different paths to pursue inner healing, and I am content with how I have sought them out. I received instruction from prayer to seek experienced inner healing, and I followed through and sought inner healing from Elijah House, IHOP, and Bethel. I continue to receive healing through ministering to others for inner healing. My inner healing reflects the Bible truth: we cannot outgive God, and He poured more into our lives when we choose to spend our life.
Insight #7: The relationship between physical healing and inner healing
Is there any relationship between physical healing and inner healing? In the Bible, the apostle John wrote, “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2). Our prosperity includes physical health and soul health. God cares about our bodies and souls as Psalm 103:3 “Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.”
I want to share a real-life example to illustrate the relationship between physical and inner healing. This young couple was newly married and desired to be doing mission work in another country. We sat down with this young couple individually. We prayed with each to renounce lies, break off some generational pattern of iniquities, repent sins, and forgive as the Holy Spirit led. They encountered God in a new way, and they could connect with God more than before. We rejoiced with them. They went on their way to a new country.
We heard that that inner healing session also had an impact on their physical bodies. The husband had been sterile, so they could not conceive. However, after the inner healing, they could conceive and have a baby not too long after. We knew that it was a miracle. They received healing of the body, soul, and spirit through inner healing prayers.
I am so thankful to God for what He does and for us. I hope you gain some awareness of inner healing: through King David’s life journey of receiving inner healing from God or stories of me or others who received inner healing from the inner healing ministry.
Like King David, we all experience heartbreaks, setbacks, betrayal, failures, abandonment, disappointment, hopelessness, and broken or lost relationships sometime in our lifetime. Instead of allowing these soul wounds to affect our daily choices and decisions, we can learn to partner with the Holy Spirit to recognize generational patterns, disarm triggers and ungodly responses, and have a clean heart through applying Biblical truth. I can help you through this process to find a place of peace, hope, and joy through my Healing Relationships Coaching program.
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