Healthy Self-Image is Critical for Health

Being comfortable in ones own skin is a foundation of good health

Being comfortable in ones own skin is a foundation of good health

How we view ourselves in relation to others and God is critical for obtaining and maintaining health.  Many Christians fall prey to a doctrine of false humility that undermines their health.  It is important for us to see ourselves as God sees us IN His Son.





Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, researcher and long time cancer survivor himself, described folks with the “Cancer- type personality” as “never making waves; becoming ‘really nice’ people; and avoiding conflict.(Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, p 151) In other words, suppressing emotions and self-effacing false humility fits into a “Cancer-type personality”.

I believe this personality observation helps explain why healthy folks are those who believe God loves them unconditionally and He cares about every part of their lives.  It applied to me because I had been raised in a religious setting that taught false humility and I didn’t even realize God knew my name. We often wonder why “wonderful people” lose their battles with disease and I would submit that many of those don’t believe they are worthy of healing and their words and thoughts reinforce the enemy’s taunts such as, “so many good people die of cancer; why would you be healed?” I certainly had to overcome such “derisions”.


DSCN0357When you are aggressively moving from the “disease state of being” into the “healthy state of being”, both body and soul must be involved. In their wonderful book, Scripture Confessions, Megan and Keith Provance bring together 1 John 4:4, Romans 8:37, Philippians 1:6, and Philippians 4:13 into this “Confession” (pp. 141,142) and it occurs to me how perfectly these words describe the attitude we each must carry in order to Obtain Our Healing and Keep It:

 Speak this Powerful Decree over yourself daily….even more than once per day for healing and wholeness:

I have a healthy self-image. I am confidant in who I am. I understand that God’s love makes me valuable. I understand that who I am is determined by what God has declared me to be and not by what others say about me. God’s Word says that I am precious in His sight. I am a child of the Most High God. He has chosen me and He has great plans my life.

 I see myself as God sees me.   I see myself as more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. I am the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, going over and not under. I see myself as victorious and triumphant in life.

 I am not filled with worry, anxiety or self-doubt, but courage, boldness, and faith. I realize that I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. I think clearly and rationally. I have a positive attitude and will not allow the circumstances of life to steal my peace.

 I declare that I am confident in my relationship with God, and therefore, I am secure in who I am, I do not give in to thoughts and temptations of insecurity.”  

I would recommend the Provance book because it has many other wonderful faith affirming confessions to make over our body and soul (or that of a loved one)—some of these are quite specific for physical healing. The one I’ve quoted above is powerful if you are seeking to walk a strong healing journey with the Lord.

Speaking God’s Word aloud lines your intent up with His intent and strengthens your body, soul and spirit. Your body truly hears every word you say and acts to agree with those words.   We know this truth scripturally and scientifically. Speak Life!   Expect your health to be restored.

Visit the posts on my Real Health Hope blog at the link below and listen to God’s Word regarding how He sees your health and well-being.

I also urge you to visit my online tv page at and view some of the 18 short but encouraging videos there.


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