In my Christian counseling class this week our topic for discussion was curative theology. I admit I didn’t get it at first and had to read sections of the chapter repeatedly. Curative theology is where a person has a healing encounter with the Holy Spirit that brings about emotional and/or physical healing in their lives. Each time I read the sections I kept remembering my healing experiences I’ve had with God. I tried writing about curative theology from an academic perspective using words that barely made sense to me. I just couldn’t do it. Then, I started writing about what God had done for me but leaving out the personal details. Applying the things I learned about my encounters with the Holy Spirit. Things like being able to forgive, knowing that God doesn’t always bring healing the way we expect it to be. That we may need more than just one healing encounter. Sometimes healing takes a long time. Sometimes complete healing doesn’t come on this side of heaven, etc.… Remembering my healing encounters would bring tears to my eyes, but it would bring joy to my heart too. I remember where I was and where I’m now and being brave enough to seek healing even though it was painful and messy at times… It’s worth it and I couldn’t have done it without God. I have peace in the storm of life now. I know how to keep peace in my heart by bringing things to God.
Take what you need, leave the rest, & let God’s peace enter your heart.