Healing is not simply an act of patching things up in life. It is a way of going through suffering alongside others… the same way Jesus came to earth to join us in the suffering we all go through because of the destructive nature of sin let loose.
Here is a list of scriptures that may be helpful in helping us minister to those suffering.
Dr. Rossi shares here that healing comes from God and not ourselves. Starting out with the attempt to do something ourselves will result in frustration. In a general sweep of service to God, we can look at encouraging passages like Philippians 4:13, but we should do so with caution because Paul writes this as direction to find contentment in all situations, not as permission to change the world around us to suit our own desires. Here is the whole passage:
“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:10-13 ESV http://bible.com/59/php.4.10-13.esv
So by all means, take God's healing into the world, but do so in obedience, following Jesus, rather than going off on your own initiative. Pray, and let God lead you. Seek first the kingdom of God and He will provide for you. That was the secret of Paul's own contentment.
Don't stop just bringing healing to individuals either. Here is an article by Relevant about three simple things we can do to bring healing to our whole community.
Trying to hear the music in the din of many voices.
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