Made Well By Faith

Have you been struggling with your health? Is your emotional well-being in question? How is your spirit? Would you say it is well? Or is it a train wreck waiting to happen? Would you like your life to better, be well?

We struggle with mental, physical, and spiritual wellness from time-to-time. We see various doctors for mental and physical healing. Physical healing is often the easiest to tackle, even when dealing with serious illnesses or diseases.

Mental healing can be a significant struggle. It may take years of therapy to overcome our past experiences. Sometimes, we never fully heal them. The memories keep coming back. We relive the incidents. But we can heal enough to be able to live a relatively normal life. We may also need to continue to seek therapeutic help for the rest of our lives.

Unfortunately, we often neglect our spiritual well-being. We may not even be aware our spirit is suffering. The outward signs we experience or see are often attributed to stress at work, a physical ailment, having too much to do, or a relationship gone sour. We fail to focus on the foundation that may be crumbling.

To experience the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10, all three areas of our life need to be well. But our spiritual life is the foundation. When our spirit is well, our emotional well-being is better. When both are in good shape, our physical well-being is better. This doesn’t mean we don’t need to work on both of the others, focusing only on our spirit. It does mean we can work on our emotional and physical well-being and still not experience the abundant life due to our spirit being in poor shape.

I pray we all spend some time focusing on our spiritual well-being. I pray we strive to strengthen our foundation. I pray each one of us will improve our relationship with Jesus Christ. Fix your foundation. Improve your spiritual well-being. Strengthen your relationship with Jesus. Increase your faith. Experience the abundant life.

Luke 17:19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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