Cathy Goodman healed of cancer
Cathy Goodman had breast cancer. She knew faith is important for healing so she kept her faith strong by being thankful for her healing. Every morning and afternoon she constantly said “thank you for my healing.” In the evening she watched funny movies with her husband because laughter has a healing effect. She was healed of cancer without any chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
She had faith that she was healed even before she saw results of the healing. These things healed her: faith, gratitude and laughter.
Jesus often told people their faith had healed them. For example, Matthew 9:22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. I wrote a book about the power of prayer and doing the research for it changed my life for the better.
I am not suggesting that you avoid medicine; I take medicine when I am sick. But certainly there are people who take medicine and continue to get worse. Others combine prayer and faith with their medicine and heal quickly.
Cathy Goodman’s husband
Cathy’s husband, Morris was in a plane crash and was told by many doctors that he would never breathe without a machine, eat, walk or talk again. But he had incredible faith that he could do the impossible. He told himself over and over again to breathe, and as time went on he was able to breathe without a machine. The doctors said it was a miracle. But he didn’t stop there. He decided he would walk out of the hospital by Christmas.
No one believed it at first, because the doctors told him he would never walk again. But he kept the faith, kept believing. He worked hard at physical therapy. There were times when he felt like giving up, times when he didn’t see himself making any progress, but he kept working at it. He pushed himself a little harder each day. He kept working hard and dreaming of success, and finally he walked out of the hospital on his own. Now he can walk, talk, eat, breath on his own, without help from the machines that all the doctors told him he would need.
They can because they think they can
You have heard of placebos. They give a sugar pill to certain people and the real medicine to others in a group. Some people get healed by the placebo. Why do some get healed by placebos? It’s because they have strong faith. I used to think they were suckers. Not anymore. Now I feel they are champions.
Many medical doctors believe that a positive mental attitude overcomes many illnesses. The opposite is also true. My grandmother told me that when she was in the hospital she began to feel depressed. She told the doctor about her feelings and how she wanted to get out of the hospital and go home. He let her go home because he knew the depression was not conducive to healing.
Scientists, religious leaders and most people who have achieved great success in life agree that positive thinking, or faith, is very important.
Dodie Osteen healed of cancer
A woman named Dodie Osteen was battling cancer but she wanted to keep faith in the ability to get well and she wanted to keep a good attitude, so she used what some people call “props.” Props are anything that you can see, feel, touch, taste, etc. that helps you build your faith. She found pictures of herself before she was sick and posted them where she could see them often. After getting sick she turned a yellow color and lost a lot of weight. If she spent time looking at herself in the mirror, it didn’t help her faith or attitude. Seeing the pictures of herself healthy helped her believe that she could overcome cancer.
She put up a photo of herself riding a horse and having fun doing other things. People prayed for her. Slowly she beat cancer and is healthy now and has been for many years. She did it without medicine, because at the time she had cancer there was no medicine available for her type of cancer.
Faith is the key
Sam Walton, the man who founded Walmart said “If people believe in themselves, it is amazing what they can accomplish.”
W. Clement Stone, who was very poor but became extremely rich by selling life insurance said “Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Jesus said “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed (very little) you can tell a mountain to move and it will do it. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 Note: mountain probably meant difficulty, just as in our modern idiom, “don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” More than three dozen times Jesus said faith is a key to answered prayer.
Bringing about strong, unwavering faith in your life takes a lot of time. One way to bring about faith is to repeat promises (some people call them affirmations). For example, repeat any of the quotes above. Say it out loud ten times every day and it will strengthen your faith. There are many other things you can do to increase your faith. I wrote a book about that very subject, there is way too much information to write in today’s blog, but I plan to add ideas about this to my blog often.
Here is a link so some of the scriptures Dodie Osteen made about healing. Click here for healing scripture from the Bible.
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