Erica Jean
@HeyItsErica · 1:17

Are Physical Illnesses Caused By a Darkness of the Soul? Your thoughts are welcome!

I'm asking this because I am going through a devotional plan in an app, and it made a very interesting case for why many of us are ill. And of course, it made the case that many issues are genetic, environmental, so we can't escape that. But it is a plan that is within a spiritual app that I use. And I just thought I'll post a question out there. Feel free to post links, research, personal experiences. All of that is welcome

#spirit #sickness #bible

Kitha Larie
@chitchatwithkk · 2:41
I have been around people who grew up in the same neighborhood that I did. I got out, they did, and they still they're doing the same thing, or they're carrying on the same pattern that their parents had of addictions. But I do feel like, too, that when you're in a darkness, it blocks you
Erica Jean
@HeyItsErica · 3:05
Hey, Chitchat, thank you for responding and everything you said is true. This is a wonderful app to share ideas. I understand that everyone is not going to think exactly alike, but it should be a safe space. And I'm sorry that you've encountered people with, um, you know, bad attitudes or, you know, negative attitudes. I've encountered it a couple of times already. There are some people who are very combative
Becky Butler
@bc75 · 4:18
And we definitely don't let God in because if we don't trust people, we don't trust God. It's a very self preservation place to be, to not give God your burdens, to not give God your illnesses, to not give God the opportunity for healing. But we hold on to everything and we just hold on, hold on and wonder why we're deteriorating and deteriorating. We just need to let it go. Let go and exhale and breathe
Erica Jean
@HeyItsErica · 2:02
But like you Said, God helps us in mysterious ways, and He Helps us in ways that We Are familiar with. I Think the reason why people missed the boat or missed the helicopter or missed the rafter, they missed these things because they've been brainwashed by Hollywood. We're expecting, I don't Know, maybe magic dust and glitter and A Large hand coming out of the sky and a huge, booming Voice. I think we're just enamered with fantasy
Tanya Coles
@MsColes77 · 4:34
Hey Erica, thank you for this post. I actually do believe that some of the sicknesses, the physical illnesses that we deal with come from a spiritual source. I do. When I think about people that are overweight, that is fueled by a gluttonous spirit. Now, where the gluttonous spirit enter in, I don't know, it could be trauma where it was an injury to the soul that opened this person up to gluttonous behavior. And gluttony is not limited to just food
Erica Jean
@HeyItsErica · 2:38
Even though there are some illnesses that are genetically linked, we can prevent that with good diet and exercise. And when you were talking about gluttony, the first thing that came to my mind is hoarders. Because hoarders, they kind of have the same mentality too. They went through some sort of trauma or something was taken from them. And so they just consume, consume and consume. They take, take, bye bye, bye, purchase