The Importance of Spiritual Health to Physical Healing
When one is spiritually or emotionally unhealthy, it will definitely affect his physical well being and become sick. People who are suffering from negative emotions including fears, negative thoughts, anger, resentment, or abnormal amounts of stress will soon find themselves spiritually or emotionally unhealthy which also affects our physical health. If you ask ministers and some alternative health experts what they think about physical health, they will tell you that diseases that people encounter is a result of poor spiritual health and well being. It is believed by many people today that there is indeed a link between physical illness and spiritual or emotional factors.
If there is a strong connection between physical health and spiritual health, then we only need to strengthen our spiritual lives so that our bodies can be healed. A person who has great spiritual and emotional feeling will also feel good physically. Illnesses can progress and last depending on the attitude that you have while you are experiencing the illness. Even in the midst of illness, we can still keep our faith in God to heal and guide us through times of uncertainty and to ward off fear.
You are the best judge of your spiritual health. There is a need for careful and honest self examination of your heart and mind to see if there is any negative emotions like fear, anger, anxiety, unforgiveness, negativity, and other emotions that does not only harm your spirit but harms your body as well. All people have a predominant emotion that rules their life. When we hold onto negative or toxic emotions, it is like giving your body points which will eventually make us physically sick If you want to promote physical healing, you need to rid your mind of emotions that do not promote love, joy, peave, or faith. These positive emotions come from the Spirit of God. If you fill your heart overflowing with these and open the door to God’s healing light, you filter out the emotional that keep you spiritually dark that causes physical illness.
If you maintain good spiritual healthy, you will be better equipped to face the problems around you. Keeping a great faith in God even when there is really no problem that you are facing will help you during the times when you are facing negative circumstances and your health is challenged.
There are many ways to maintain your spiritual health and these are through meditation, reading the Scriptures, prayer, and others. If you do these activities constantly you will then become more spiritually or emotionally healthy. These practices have to be done regularly or daily, so that you can take away the negative emotions in your life. Those who are able to read the Bible regularly will know of the love and faithfulness of God which is strong enough to conquer the negative emotions in our lives.
However, even if we have the most positive attitude, healing may not always be instantaneous. If you are strong spiritually, you will be able to bear your sicknesses well.