“Why not just take a pill?” many people wonder who don’t understand the benefits of healing through prayer.
There are many reasons a person turning to God for help may not run to the drugstore for a prescription when seeking physical relief.
One of the most imperative reasons is that real healing always happens in thought first. A medicine may alter a physical sensation or appearance, but if the underlying fear or false belief that caused that condition remains in thought, the ill will reappear, either in the same form, or a different form. A weed needs to be pulled out by the root, not just lopped off above ground, for permanent removal.
God’s child is not defined by a physical body. He is a spiritual being. It’s Spirit that gives us health, strength, consciousness, and life.
Illness is an opportunity to prove health is coming from Spirit freely and abundantly, without limit. That disease cannot take our health away or separate us from our divine source.
A pill turns thought to matter. It looks to something of the soil to bring a gift that truly comes from Spirit.
Plus, the benefits of being healed spiritually are immense and expansive. Not only does one find physical freedom, but he is also improved morally, mentally, and spiritually. He becomes a better person for the experience. And there are no negative side effects from being healed by Spirit.
So, in answer to the question, “Why not just take a pill?” one might say, “Because there’s a much better way that brings far more benefit.”