WHY WON’T GOD HEAL ME?
Lessons about God’s healing through the Life of Paul:
But he replied, ‘My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak’ So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am. Yes, I am glad to be weak or insulted or mistreated or to have troubles and sufferings, if it is for Christ. Because when I am weak, I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
There are many wonderful stories of healing in the Bible. Jesus healed many people of leprosy, blindness, lameness, and other ailments. He even raised Lazarus from the dead.
No doubt you have also heard of God healing people today. God still hears our prayers for healing and has the power to heal and do all kinds of miracles.
So you may be wondering,” what about ME” or someone I love, have been struggling with diabetes, hypertension, legs and backaches etc. all these years. And I have prayed for healing, fasted, had people lay hands on me. So why have I not been cured?
I’m afraid that there is no simple, easy answer. But there are some principles we can learn from the Apostle Paul’s example. I hope you will find them encouraging.
- God Has a Purpose
2 Corinthians 12:7
One of Satan’s angles was sent to make me suffer terribly, so that I would not feel too proud.
Also 2 Corinthians 12:2-3
God chose to humble Paul with a ‘thorn in flesh’
- God can use Anything
Satan succeeded in harassing Paul, but the result was that God used it to bring humility in Paul’s life.
- God’s Strength is Displayed
But Christ replied, ‘My kindness is all you need’. My power is strongest when you are weak
- We Can be Content
So when you or those you love are battling sickness, by all means, pray. But if God chooses to let an affliction persist, look for what He wants to do IN you and THROUGH you – to be humbled yourself, to show God’s great strength in you; and ultimately to give glory to GOD.
Lord, I don’t like this sickness or affliction, and I wish I didn’t have it. But I trust that You have a higher purpose for my life, just as You did the Apostle Paul.
Lord, humble me and show Your great power in me through this affliction. Use everything in my life, good and bad, to bring You glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.