Healing the Human Spirit
Why do I not feel the Father’s love?
Why do I feel so heavy and joyless?
What is wrong with me that I don’t want to live?
I feel so stressed and anxious, why does my faith not help me?
In this book Ruth seeks to bring understanding and insight into what the human spirit is and how it functions. She seeks to answer questions such as: How can a human spirit be damaged? How could that affect us? And how can it be healed and restored? Does the condition of the human spirit affect the soul and the body, either for good or ill? Does the condition of the human spirit affect my relationship with God? Is my physical wellbeing dependent, to some extent, on the health of my spirit?
This revised, combined and updated version of Healing the human spirit and Deeper healing for the human spirit seeks to explore these and other relevant questions in the light of scripture and suggests ways of praying into and nurturing the human spirit in order for the Lord to bring healing to the whole person.
Table of Contents
1 God’s Heart is for Health
2 The Origin and Nature of the Human Spirit
3 The Primary Function of the Holy Spirit
4 Secondary Functions of the Spirit
5 A Model to Meet the World
6 Areas of Damage
6.1 A Timid Spirit
6.2 An Imprisoned Spirit
6.3 A Crushed Spirit
6.4 A Defiled Spirit
6.5 An Orphan and a Starved Spirit
6.6 A Broken Spirit
7 Scriptural Evidence of Interaction between Spirit, Soul and Body
8 A Wounded Spirit
8.1 Sinful Attitudes Arising from a Wounded Spirit
8.2 Consequences of a Wounded Spirit
8.3 Spirit-to-Spirit Bonding
8.4 Praying for the Wounded in Spirit
9 Sustaining the Soul and the Body – Some Keys to Healthy Living
Appendix 1 Strengthening, Nurturing and Protecting the Human Spirit
Appendix 2 Where Does Life Live?
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