How the Bible is the Blueprint for Healing
As a Faithitarian, the Bible is my blueprint for healing and bringing faith to my health.
For many years, I suffered from back pain, and it took many tears, doctors and prayers to finally understand the root of the pain and get to a healed state. Since we live in a Western culture and society, much of healthcare is looked at from a disease treatment or symptoms treatment standpoint.
But for thousands of years, since Creation, God has been providing food from the earth for people to live on and thrive. Of course, since the fall, there has been and always will be disease and physical pain, but people did not disconnect their diet to how the body is functioning as much as they do today.
I am a Health Coach with faith in God at the core of everything I do, so I am here to show you how to understand Biblical steps for healing, which is the root of my coaching.
What is Biblical healing?
Isn’t that something that happened a long time ago just in the Bible?
You might be asking yourself these questions. This is a great place to start, because once we dive into God’s Word, there’s actually quite a bit of references to understanding the relationship between faith in God and living wholly, even in our bodies.
The Bible doesn’t specifically address nutrition the way we know it today, but it gives us some great stepping stones for understanding Biblical steps of healing. God truly wants us to be healed by having faith in Him.
I have used this verse quite a bit in previous blog posts, and there’s a reason: it is probably the number one commandment on how to treat the body. “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
You must honor God with your body.
This means honoring it with nutritious food, exercise, sexually and even having a healthy view of your own body. Romans 12:1 says, “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable.”
Jesus sacrificed His own life so that we can spend eternity with Him, so instead of filling up with junk food and being lazy, we should give our bodies the best the Lord has given us on earth.
When I was learning how to heal my back, I was given many tools to treat my back naturally because I no longer wanted to be on medication constantly.
There were many physical elements that helped heal my back, but I know that God ultimately brought healing because of the promises He has kept through His Word. “Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness. Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important for it promises a reward in both this life and the next. This is true and everyone should accept it.” (1 Timothy 4:7-9)
When I depend on God for every aspect of life, I always find that He is more satisfying than any food or exercise on earth.
“You satisfy me more than the richest of foods.” (Psalm 63:5) “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.” (Proverbs 14:30)
I have to remember every day that even with the greatest diet and exercise regiment, I could not achieve health without the help and healing power of the Lord.
With His commandments and promises, I am given a road map that I take alongside with Him to get to where I want to go.
Biblical healing starts just as it says: in the Bible. It doesn’t mean that it was only for people that lived during Bible times. Being in relationship with Jesus Christ, studying God’s Word, and having faith that He will keep his promises is the true foundation for real Biblical healing.
You will find many verses related to faith and health in the Scriptures. When I am reflecting on God’s Word, I am given hope and positivity that He is taking care of me and knows the best plan for me.
And even if I am taking the tiniest baby step towards better health, I am giving God all the credit.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
In health & faith,
Christina Grenga is a faith-based Certified Holistic Health Educator who works with Modern Christian women who are ready to quit dieting for good, lose weight naturally, and transform their lives. Christina graduated from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and is a Certified International Health Coach. She uses a Christ-centered approach to guide women to create a balanced, thriving life.