HEALING: Why Wasn’t I Healed? by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn

Healing Our Image of God

Why Wasn't I Healed? by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn

From: Good Goats

For many years the three of us have prayed for healing of life’s crippling hurts.  We have experienced profound healing in our own lives and in the lives of others.  But I (Dennis) finally came up against a problem in my life where healing prayer didn’t work.  Why not?

I am half German.  Although I don’t want to stereotype all Germans, like many of my ancestors I was born a self-righteous German.  Like self-righteous “Good Old Uncle George,” who threw into the blazing fire anyone who did not act in a way he approved, I, too, saw all the mistakes and errors in everyone but myself.

For years I tried every kind of healing prayer in order to be rid of my self-righteousness.  Although these prayers healed me of many things, my self-righteousness did not change.  I often wondered why, when I prayed so hard, God did not heal me.

Then one day, I noticed that my self-righteousness had nearly disappeared.  Why, I asked, after so many years of struggle, was there suddenly and almost automatically such a wonderful change in my life?

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