How to Encourage When Healing Tarries?
How do you encourage the faith of someone that has been waiting for a long time for healing to manifest?
Depending upon how well you know the person, I would suggest that you spend time with this person and listen carefully to what they are actually saying concerning healing. Let them talk from the depth of their heart about life and healing. By listening to them and to the leading of the Holy Spirit carefully, you will be able to tell what is blocking their healing from manifesting.
Usually, if a long period of time has passed, they are discouraged and somewhere along the line they have entered into the realm of doubt and are in need of teaching that God is able and willing to heal them. Most of the time we are not even aware of doubt.
Or it may be a pain issue, in this case, the person needs to be encouraged and taught from the Bible how to overcome the realm of the 5 senses, while they activate their faith.
It could be that this person has had a very difficult life, and there is a root of bitterness that needs to be pulled out from them. Perhaps, depression has set in, or they have accepted satan’s lie that they are not worthy to be loved by God, and therefore, cannot receive His goodness, such as supernatural healing.
These individuals need to learn how to forgive, trust God, and move forward in life. The only way this can be done is that they first, make the quality decision to move forward with God. Second, they need to be taught how to recognize the truth of God’s Word, from the lie of satan. And learn to do as 2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us, “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” They need to be discipled in God’s Word, so that they can heal and be made whole.
These are just a few hindrances that can block our faith for healing when it tarries.
What we, the encouragers need to do is be quiet and learn to listen for the root of the problem, and minister to the hurting along these lines. Usually, these individuals need to start their healing process over again, and this time be trained properly in the Word concerning healing.