Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Healing

Healing can be a challenging topic. Why did my Mom die of lymphoma more than 7 years ago (and receive her healing in heaven)?  She believed and many people prayed for her healing.  Why did Dad not die from his metastasized prostate cancer more than 4 years ago (and God healed him instead)? Simply because it was the will of God.

I firmly believe that God never changes, and that He can and does still do the miracles that He did in the Bible. But like anything else God does, His ways are beyond our understanding. He accomplishes His plans and no one can do anything to stop Him. He acts and moves in His own time and in His own way.

Having walked with God for a long time, I have learned that His ways are better than ours, even when I think I know best (and do not).

Isaiah 53:5 (NLT) says "But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed."

So often we treat God like He is a genie in a lamp, and we demand our current "three wishes". The problem with that thinking is that it makes God subordinate to us and our will, and He most definitely is NOT! We need to ask in faith, believing that what we are asking is possible, but we also need to pray as Jesus did, "Your will be done." I prefer the NLT because it makes it clear that it is possible for us to be healed, but it is not guaranteed.

Jesus came so that we could be healed not only spiritually, but also physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Ultimately, we need to trust God. Even in the hard times when our prayers do not seem to be heard. While it is not easy, He has promised to walk with us, whether healing comes or not.

For more about healing, check out this blog post here.

I am currently trusting God for healing in several things in my life.  How about you?





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