Take Part in Your Own Healing
You have to take part in your own healing. The most prominent danger in thinking that a pill can cure you is that you come to believe that you don’t have to do anything. There is more to healing than letting someone or something cure you. In John 5, Jesus heals a man who has lain near a healing pool at Bethesda for 38 years because he has no one to carry him. Jesus tells him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” The man does this and is healed. In doing this, the man expresses faith in what Jesus has said and still, he has to do his part: stand on his own, get up—and walk.