“Now [i.e., when the teacher of God doubts healing] the teacher of God has only one course to follow. He must use his reason to tell himself that he has given the problem to One Who cannot fail, and must recognize that his own uncertainty is not love but fear, and therefore hate. (M-7.2)”
Affirmation: “The Holy Spirit cannot fail.”
1 – Fear Entertains Hate
This passage says something very solemn. It says that when we are fearful, we are actually entertaining hate. When stated so directly, nobody would want fear to intervene in his or her daily life. We do not wish to hate. What good could ever come from it? Absolutely none.
2 – Uncertainty
Even so benign a concept as “uncertainty” leads down the path toward hate. We who are seeking to be channels for healing of ourselves and others must believe absolutely in the Power upon which we are calling. And the lingering appearance of symptoms of illness must not cause us to waver in our certainty that our prayer for healing has been heard, and acted upon. The Self know more than the personal self. The Holy Spirit does not fail to bring about anything upon which he focuses attention for the good.
3 – Holy Spirit
We use our reason for this understanding. We believe solidly in the rightness of our belief in the Holy Spirit’s infallibility, and we do not waver in our certainty that healing will be received when it is wholly welcome.
4 – Suffering and Pain
To believe otherwise is to ask for suffering and pain to remain.
5 – Emotional Healing
I have come to accept an emotional healing as sometimes the best that we can know on this uncertain world. But mental anguish is surely one of the worst parts of any illness. When we turn ourselves, our bodies and minds, over to God, then do we know wellness. The physical symptoms that may persist are not given ascendancy any longer by our minds, and we function much better.
I would know emotional healing today if physical is not in the cards. I know that the healing, of some type, is there. I thank You that my ailments over my lifetime, for the most part, and usually, have been minor.
Be with my brothers and sisters who suffer greatly. May their courage remain high, and may they be grounded in the certainty that You walk with them.