Updated: Sep 30
Before healing, the Lord must expose who we are. Though the process is not done in the open, but many believers will not acknowledge who they are, which is destroying them slowly from within. Like the question of the Lord to Jacob of old, what is your name? In essence He is asking us that we may acknowledge who we are.
Though I am your child Lord, but I am (whatever the problem is) a doubtful person, I acknowledge it and I give it to you. Or, I'm self-righteous.
These and the likes, and more.
Apprehensive - fast to learn, but slow to accept and easy to forget, for the sake of doubtfulness.
Jealous - Uneasy, without any trust, withdraw from others, without the appreciation of what is good in people, for the presumption of all that is bad, for the lack of trust.
Anger – Strong emotion usually only controlled by the strangling of the character, when there is release, the reaction is violence to obtain satisfaction.
Vindictive – not willing to forgive, consequently the love of Christ is rejected, the evidence of spiritual growth is unseen.
Malicious – when apprehensiveness, jealousy, anger, vindictiveness, self-righteousness, doubtfulness and the likes are harbored for a long time without Christ as the Deliverer, then the absence of Christ is replaced with ill-will and enmity.
These and the likes I am, but I surrender to you, Lord.
He is our Great Physician, like a doctor, a patient must submit their problem before it can be diagnosed. Nevertheless, diagnosing is only an examination to the symptom. Good doctors will diagnose the problem, but sent the patient away to another source for the treatment, through the recommendation of prescriptions, but with Christ, the Great Physician, He is the one who diagnoses, and He is the healer. However, in all sincerity, let us first acknowledge who we are, not to our fellow men, but to the Lord, so that we can be what we ought to be; by His transformation in us.
Whatsoever are the problems we faced, through these words, may the spark of faith be kindled. If faith is lacking in its fullness, let the believer pray as such:
Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.
Trust in Him at every time, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.