Sickness is an abnormal state of health where an individual is impaired either physically or mentally and cannot carry out normal functions as before. It can range from mild discomforts to severe health challenges.
Most of us get sick from time to time but most people usually don’t dream about being sick. But some do. What does it mean then, if you find yourself sick in a dream? In a hospital bed? Or in ICU? Well, if you’re asking these questions, then read on as we explore what this dream means.
Who Does Sickness Come From?
Before the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, we had no mention of sickness anywhere. It was only after the fall did we begin to experience sicknesses and ill health. So we can safely surmise that sicknesses, diseases and all forms of illness are a direct consequence of the sin of man.
Again, it’s also important to add here that Satan also wields sicknesses and diseases against people. A typical example in the Bible is Job. In Job 2, in verse 7, we read that, “Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.”
So, sickness is not from God. It is a result of man’s sin, and also an attack from Satan the devil. Now let’s discuss what it means to be sick in a dream.
Meaning of Being Sick In A Dream
You May Be Actually Falling Sick
In this first interpretation, this dream is just reflecting your subconscious and actually physiological state that you may not yet be aware of. It’s possible that your mind is processing subtle physical sensations or signals that suggest a potential illness, even before you consciously recognize them.
Again, if you currently are already feeling unwell, then this could also seep into your dream and influence what you see. If you truly feel that you’re not yourself, then it’s important to take this dream seriously and report to a physician.
Weakness of Your Spirit Man
The second meaning we want to explore focuses more on your spiritual health than your physical well-being. In this interpretation, this dream might symbolize the state of your spiritual well-being or the strength of your “spirit man.” As you saw yourself sick and maybe hospitalized in that dream, it’s possible that you saw a representation of your spiritual self in a sick state. It’s safe to say that this dream is indicating that you have a weakened connection with God.
But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.‘ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
Just as our physical bodies need nourishment, rest, and care, so too does our spiritual selves. And what is the food of the spirit? The word of God! Thus, we can surmise that this dream came to serve as a reminder to pay attention to your spiritual life, seeking renewal and guidance to address any potential areas of weakness.
Coming Challenges and Adversity
Amongst all other things, one thing that illness does is to disrupt wellbeing and daily activity, thus leading to challenges and adversity for the one who’s sick. Likewise, a dream about being sick could be symbolic of challenges that are coming. As a matter of fact, you want to be on the watch for issues that’ll disrupt the smooth course of life – and try not to be the one that’ll cause that to happen.
One typical example from the Bible is Pharaoh’s dream. In that dream, the Egyptian monarch dreamt about seven healthy cattle being devoured by seven sickly ones. Joseph interpreted this dream to mean that there was upcoming challenges and famine in the land of Egypt that was going to last seven years and that was exactly what happened.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 (NIV)
Thus, a dream about sickness might represent a warning or a preparation for future hardships, urging the dreamer to rely on faith, resilience, and God’s guidance to navigate the challenges ahead.
Dreaming of being sick might also symbolize emotional turmoil or inner distress. Just as physical illness affects the body, emotional turmoil can affect the well-being of the spirit.
Most people are more concerned about their physical well being more than their emotional state. But the Bible acknowledges the importance of emotional health. The Holy scriptures urge us to cast our anxieties upon God and find solace in His comfort.
Thus, this dream about being sick could be a reminder to address unresolved emotional issues, seek healing, and lean on God for strength. Furthermore, They might also signify a need for spiritual rejuvenation and renewal.
Finally, a dream about being sick can be mirroring your most inward subconscious thoughts and feelings. For instance, it could be telling you that you’re dissatisfied with your job or career.
Perhaps you are often over-stressed, burnt out and frustrated in your workplace, and these feelings are beginning to spill over into your dream without you even knowing it. Thus, this dream might be a reflection of stress, dissatisfaction, or an imbalance between personal and professional life. It could be a subconscious signal that something is off in your work environment or that you’re feeling overwhelmed. Paying attention to the emotions and circumstances within the dream can offer insight into the specific aspects of your job that might need attention.
In conclusion, being sick in a dream is a dream you need to pay immediate attention to because the dream could be a forewarning of some calamity, a sign of an actual illness brooding within you or an emotional turmoil. Whatever meaning you think best applies to you, you must take the time to investigate this dream and address it at its roots.