It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
— John 6:63, NKJV
In attending the sick, the physician will often find opportunity for ministering to the friends of the afflicted one. As they watch by the bed of suffering, feeling powerless to prevent one pang of anguish, their hearts are softened. Often grief concealed from others is expressed to the physician. Then is the opportunity to point these sorrowing ones to Him who has invited the weary and heavy-laden to come unto Him. Often prayer can be offered for and with them, presenting their needs to the Healer of all woes, the Soother of all sorrows.
Let the physician make his mind a storehouse of fresh thoughts. Let him study the word of God diligently, that he may be familiar with its promises. Let him learn to repeat the comforting words that Christ spoke during His earthly ministry when giving His lessons and healing the sick. He should talk of the works of healing wrought by Christ, of His tenderness and love. Never should he neglect to direct the minds of his patients to Christ, the Chief Physician.
The same power that Christ exercised when He walked visibly among men is in His word. It was by His word that Jesus healed disease.
The Scriptures are to be received as God’s word to us, not written merely, but spoken. When the afflicted ones came to Christ, He beheld not only those who asked for help, but all who throughout the ages should come to Him in like need and with like faith. When He said... “...be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace,” He spoke to other afflicted, sin-burdened ones who should seek His help.
So with all the promises of God’s word. In them He is speaking to us individually, speaking as directly as if we could listen to His voice. It is in these promises that Christ communicates to us His grace and power.
Nothing else can have such healing power. Nothing besides can impart the courage and faith which give vital energy to the whole being.
— The Ministry of Healing, p.121,122
Offer prayer for and with those who sorrow presenting their needs to the Healer of all woes, the Soother of all sorrows.
Study the word of God diligently and be familiar with its promises. Learn to repeat the comforting words that Christ spoke during His earthly ministry.
Direct the mind to the Chief Physician, talk of Christ’s works of healing and His tenderness and love.
Listen to God’s voice speaking to you personally through the promises of His word. Share the promises that communicate His grace and power.