God our Healer He healed Naaman with muddy water

There is a story in 2 Kings 5 of a nobleman who sought healing from a terrible disease. His name is Naaman. He was a great man and a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. In the days of Naaman, anyone suffering from the skin disease of leprosy was treated as an outcast. There was no cure for the disease, which gradually left a person disfigured through loss of fingers, toes, and eventually limbs.

Naaman’s wife had a young servant girl from Israel. She told Naaman’s wife about a prophet in Samaria who could heal her husband of his leprosy. When Naaman learned of it, he asked the king if he could go to Syria to find this prophet.

Naaman Seeks Healing

The king agreed and sent a letter with Naaman to the king of Israel. So Naaman departed Syria. He took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read. “I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.”

When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothe and said, “Am I God”, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of leprosy?” The king of Israel was furious. He thought the king of Syria was seeking an opportunity to make war with him.

When Elisha, the man of God heard that the king tore his clothes, he visited the king. He asked, “Why are you upset with this man?” Please, let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.” So, Naaman went with his horses and chariot and stood at the door of Elisha’s house.

However, Elisha did none of Naaman’s contrived religious rituals. Instead, he sent his servant out with this message: “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times. Your flesh will be restored to you, and you shall be clean.”

Naaman’s Preconceived Idea of God

Naaman became furious when the prophet’s servant came out. Naaman had traveled a great distance to see the man of God. He was insulted when Elisha would not come out and meet him. Then Naaman said to Elisha’s servant, “Are there not cleaner rivers than the Jourdan in Damascus? Could I not wash in one of them and be clean? So Naaman turned and walked away in a rage.

Naaman healed of leprosy

Naaman’s servants wanted to see him healed as well. They said to Naaman, “If the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you have done it? Then why not do what he says, “Wash and be cleansed”? So Naaman listened to his servants. He dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him. God restored his flesh and it became clean like that of a young boy.

Naaman had perceived how God would heal him. He said within himself, “The man of God will come out to me. Then he will call on the name of the Lord, wave his hand over the place, and heal this leprosy.” However, God does not fit into our preconceived moods. For Naaman, God used muddy water instead of a prophet and a prayer.

God Uses Whatever is Available

Some of us are like Naaman the Syrian. We want God to heal us, but we have premeditated ideas of how He will heal us. The Bible says, “God chooses the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise. He chooses the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27). Never deprecate God’s methods, for He rarely does anything the same way every time.

God uses whatever is available. Jesus used a little boy’s lunch to feed five thousand people, not including the women and children (Matthew 14:13-21). In the case of Naaman, the muddy water of the Jordan River was available. In John, chapter 9, the Bible says Jesus spat on the ground and made clay. He anointed a blind man’s eyes with it. Then He told him to go wash his face in the pool called Sent. The man came back seeing.

If God could feed thousands with two small fish and five loaves of bread; if He used muddy water and clay made from spit to heal, then know that your healing can manifest most unpredictably. Our God is a God of miracles. Don’t limit Him by trying to calculate the method He may choose to heal you. God loves you friends and He will move heaven and earth to heal you.

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“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3

Prayer is fellowship with the Unseen and Most Holy God. It is the essence of true religion and the channel of all blessings. It is the secret of power and life not only for ourselves, but for others, for the Church and for the world. God has given the right to take hold of Him and His strength to prayer. The promises wait for their fulfillment.
If you ask, He will be delighted to take you to closer fellowship with Himself and teach you to pray.
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Greetings in Jesus ‘ name 

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3

      Prayer is fellowship with the Unseen and Most Holy God. It is the essence of true religion and the channel of all blessings. It is the secret of power and life not only for ourselves, but for others, for the Church and for the world. God has given the right to take hold of Him and His strength to prayer. The promises wait for their fulfillment.
If you ask, He will be delighted to take you to closer fellowship with Himself and teach you to pray.
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Recovery From Emotional/Psychological Trauma

Emotional trauma is the result of stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world; it can leave you struggling with memories and anxiety that won’t go away.
Emotional/psychological trauma could be caused by accident, injury, an unexpected violent attack, living in a neighboring known for crime, battling a life threatening illness; it could also be as a result of experiencing traumatic events that occur repeatedly like domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, loneliness, and addiction. It could also be caused by the sudden death of a loved one or deeply disappointing experience.

What are the symptoms of trauma?
*Anxiety and panic attacks; anger and irritability
*Fear, emotional numbing,depression and confusion
*Racing heart beats, mood swings, muscle tension and agitation
*Shame, guilt, feelings of sadness and hopelessness
*Fatigue, feeling of worthlessness, withdrawing from people.
*Ache and pains, obsessions and feeling of being overwhelmed.

What do you do to recover from emotional trauma?
1. Don’t isolate: Make an effort to maintain your relationships and avoid spending too much time alone
2. You don’t have to talk about the trauma all the time
3. Participate in social activities.
4. Join a support group for trauma survivors: connecting with them help reduce the sense of isolation; and hearing how others cope could help in your own recovery.
5. Volunteer to help others: In fact, this is a great way to challenge the sense of hopelessness that often accompanies trauma. Remind yourself of your strengths and reclaim your sense of power by helping others.
6. Make new friends if you live far away from family and friends; and avoid toxic people.
7. Self regulate your nervous system: No matter how agitated, nervous, or out of control you feel; it’s important you know that you can calm yourself.
8. Take care of your health
9. Get plenty of sleep
10. Avoid alcohol and drugs as their use can worsen your trauma symptoms, and increase feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.
11. Eat a well balanced diet to keep your energy up and minimize mood swings.
12. Reduce stress by relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises and schedule time for activities that bring joy to you such as your favorite hobbies.
13. Forgive all hurts and forget the past as this can also worsen the symptoms.

Recovery from trauma takes time, and everyone heals differently. So, avoid being negative or hard on yourself.

Beyond all the tips mentioned above, is the power of God to heal your broken heart and mend your broken life in Jesus’ name.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
But, for you to be healed with His stripes, you need to be reconciled with Him.
Jesus is the only Mediator between God and man; and you can only be reconciled to God if you believe in Jesus; in what He accomplished on your behalf. What did He do? He, being the Son of God and the Mediator between you and God, paid the price of your iniquities(sin) by leaving His abode in Heaven, became flesh, at the appointed time, He was betrayed, crucified, died and was buried; but He rose on the third day granting victory to whoever believes in Him. He was sinless but He tasted death for you and me. He paid the ultimate price to grant us access to the Father and to His Kingdom because no one can access the Father without Him.
He says : “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” John 14:6
We can’t access God’s Kingdom with good works, morals and religious activities alone; they are not enough to save your soul and reconcile you with your Maker, because it is written: “For all have sinned, and have come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
So, you simply need to believe in Jesus, repent of your sin, and be saved
“Whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Talk to Him and He will heal you.
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Recovery From Emotional/Psychological Trauma 

Emotional trauma is the result of stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world; it can leave you struggling with memories and anxiety that won’t go away. 
Emotional/psychological trauma could be caused by accident, injury, an unexpected violent attack, living in a neighboring known for crime, battling a life threatening illness; it could also be as a result of experiencing traumatic events that occur repeatedly like domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, loneliness, and addiction. It could also be caused by the sudden death of a loved one or deeply disappointing experience.

What are the symptoms of trauma?
*Anxiety and panic attacks; anger and irritability 
*Fear, emotional numbing,depression and confusion 
*Racing heart beats, mood swings, muscle tension and agitation 
*Shame, guilt, feelings of sadness and hopelessness 
*Fatigue, feeling of worthlessness, withdrawing from people.
*Ache and pains, obsessions and feeling of being overwhelmed.

What do you do to recover from emotional trauma?
1. Don’t isolate: Make an effort to maintain your relationships and avoid spending too much time alone
2. You don’t have to talk about the trauma all the time
3. Participate in social activities.
4. Join a support group for trauma survivors: connecting with them help reduce the sense of isolation; and hearing how others cope could help in your own recovery.
5. Volunteer to help others: In fact, this is a great way to challenge the sense of hopelessness that often accompanies trauma. Remind yourself of your strengths and reclaim your sense of power by helping others.
6. Make new friends if you live far away from family and friends; and avoid toxic people.
7. Self regulate your nervous system: No matter how agitated, nervous, or out of control you feel; it’s important you know that you can calm yourself. 
8. Take care of your health 
9. Get plenty of sleep
10. Avoid alcohol and drugs as their use can worsen your trauma symptoms, and increase feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.
11. Eat a well balanced diet to keep your energy up and minimize mood swings.
12. Reduce stress by relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises and schedule time for activities that bring joy to you such as your favorite hobbies.
13. Forgive all hurts and forget the past as this can also worsen the symptoms.

Recovery from trauma takes time, and everyone heals differently. So, avoid being negative or hard on yourself.

Beyond all the tips mentioned above, is the power of God to heal your broken heart and mend your broken life in Jesus’ name.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
But, for you to be healed with His stripes, you need to be reconciled with Him. 
Jesus is the only Mediator between God and man; and you can only be reconciled to God if you believe in Jesus; in what He accomplished on your behalf. What did He do? He, being the Son of God and the Mediator between you and God, paid the price of your iniquities(sin) by leaving His abode in Heaven, became flesh, at the appointed time, He was betrayed, crucified, died and was buried; but He rose on the third day granting victory to whoever believes in Him. He was sinless but He tasted death for you and me. He paid the ultimate price to grant us access to the Father and to His Kingdom because no one can access the Father without Him.
He says : “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” John 14:6
We can’t access God’s Kingdom with good works, morals and religious activities alone; they are not enough to save your soul and reconcile you with your Maker, because it is written: “For all have sinned, and have come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
So, you simply need to believe in Jesus, repent of your sin, and be saved
“Whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Talk to Him and He will heal you.
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By Eric Dunbar

I am the founder of Believing Faith Blog and the author of the book "Believing Faith Speaks." Once addicted to the heinous drug, crack cocaine, I was delivered by the power of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Believing Faith is my Online Ministry, through which I take the opportunity to spread the good news of the Gospel of Christ. It gives me great pleasure to help other believers to activate, feed, exercise, and speak faith. because believing faith speaks. 2 Corinthians 4:13

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