Amy, I think many people share your same question. “How do you encourage someone’s faith that has been standing in faith for a long time for healing?” I’m not sure how well you know this person, but this is what I would do. I would 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 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 they need teaching that God is able and WILLING to heal them. (Most of the time we are not even aware of doubt. In my book; “Dare to Believe” I address the issue of hidden doubts.) Or it may be a pain issue, where the person needs to be encouraged and taught biblically how to overcome the realm of the 5 senses. It could be that this person has had a very difficult life and there are roots of bitterness, depression, feeling unloved and unworthy of receiving God’s goodness towards them. They need to forgive and their minds transformed by the Word. These are just a few examples. What you need to do is listen for the root of the problem and minister to them along these lines. They may need to start all over and be trained in the Word concerning healing.
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