Tuesday, 22 March 2016 09:00

Bringing healing to people

In this week’s mailer we look at 8 advantages Christian counselling has in enhancing the healing process.




Secular psychotherapy plays an important role in bringing healing to people.  The study of psychology is the youngest of the sciences and is growing fast.  Many new and very helpful ideas and methods are emerging and we need to stay abreast with what is happening in the secular field and also work together with professional psychologists.  However, as Christians, we have some advantages which enable us to bring healing to a greater depth.  These advantages are:



It begins with God, not man.  Secular approaches are based on the premise that man can solve his own problems.  We look to God.


It is rooted in Scripture - it looks at man from God’s perspective. (2 Tim 3:15, 2 Tim 2:15) It draws on God’s Word to instruct, guide and strengthen. God’s word is the final authority for deciding the issues of Life.


It has a different goal - not just change, but growth into Christ-likeness.


It focuses on the whole person - secular counselling rarely deals with the spiritual dimension.


It deals effectively with guilt, sin, repentance, forgiveness and freedom.


The Holy Spirit is available to help both counsellor and counsellee.
a) He quickens the Word of God (Jn 16: 13-14)
b) He convicts of sin (Jn 16:8)
c) He guides into all Truth (Jn 16:13-14)
d) He provides the power for change (Zech 4:6)
e) He directs our thoughts and gives gifts of His Spirit to help in time of need. (1 Cor 12:8)
f) He pours out in our hearts a love for the counsellee.
7 It can call on the support of the local church
8 It brings the power of prayer into peoples’ lives (Js 5:13, 15-16)


Counsellors at The Sanctuary are passionate about giving out the healing they have experienced through Christian counselling. Talk to us and let us be part of your journey.


Keep well and stay blessed
The Sanctuary Counsellors

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