healing rain Brian Longridge

Does God Heal in an Instant? (Book Extract 21)

Does this then mean that God cannot heal in an instant?  Well, it depends on how you look at and define the word instant.  According to the Oxford English dictionary, the word instant has two meanings: the first meaning, is a precise moment in time, whilst the second meaning means a short period of time, […]

Mark 5: 34 Faith made whole

Book Extract 6: The Faith and Health Connection

Is there a connection between faith and health? This week’s extract explores the influence of faith and trust in our health and healing.

Research has shown that the framework of our mind and thought patterns has a huge impact on our behaviour and physiological responses. If I go back to the example of stress and its definition, the way we respond to stress hugely depends on our thought patterns. People who have negative thought patterns are more likely to perceive an event as a stressor (stress-inducing stimulus) than those who do not. The NHS and private sector understand this mind-body connection and so spend hundreds of thousands of pounds training Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners to help unlearn dysfunctional thinking patterns.