The Bible has a lot to say about healing. In the Old Testament, God is described as a God who heals the sick and afflicted (Exodus 15:26). In the New Testament, Jesus is known as the Great Physician who came to heal the sick and bring hope to the lost (Luke 4:18-19).
The concept of healing in the Bible is far more than just physical healing. It includes emotional, mental, and spiritual healing as well. When we are sick or going through difficult times, it is not just our bodies that need healing but our souls as well.
God desires for us to be whole – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. He wants us to experience His peace and joy in every area of our lives. And He has promised to meet all our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19).
If you are in need of healing today – whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual – know that God is waiting with open arms ready to pour out His love and grace on you. Trust Him with your hurt and pain knowing that He knows what you need better than you do yourself. And believe that He can and will heal you completely if you let Him into.
Inflammatory phase This phase begins at the time of injury and lasts up to four days
The inflammatory phase is the first stage of healing, and it begins at the time of injury. This phase lasts up to four days and is characterized by swelling, redness, and pain. During this time, the body’s immune system is activated and white blood cells begin to repair the damaged tissue. In addition, new blood vessels are formed and collagen production increases. All of these processes help to repair the damage and prepare the tissue for healing.
Proliferative phase This phase begins about three days after injury and overlaps with the inflammatory phase
The proliferative phase is characterized by the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis. This phase begins about three days after injury and overlaps with the inflammatory phase.
The main goals of treatment during this phase are to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and promote healing. Treatment includes wound care, elevation, compression and debridement. Surgery may also be necessary to remove dead tissue or close the wound.
The proliferative phase usually lasts for two to three weeks. During this time, the wound will begin to close and new tissue will start to form. The healing process is not complete during this phase, so it is important to continue following your doctor’s instructions for care and treatment.
Remodeling phase This phase can continue for six months to one year after injury
During the remodeling phase, the body slowly begins to repair the damaged tissue. This process can take six months to a year, and sometimes longer. The body lays down new collagen fibers to replace the damaged ones. The new collagen is not as strong as the original tissue, so the injury may not heal completely.