And When God Doesn't Heal?
After our special series on divine healing with my friend Jean-Luc Trachsel, we received many reactions and questions from readers like this one, for example: “And when God doesn’t heal, what should we think?” Hopefully, this short response will bring some clarification about this very important subject of divine healing, especially for those suffering from an illness.
God is the God who heals. That He hasn’t changed. That He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (see the Bible, Hebrews 13:8)
However, He also is sovereign. God didn’t promise to heal all the sick here on Earth. Does that mean that God loves some people less than others? Not at all. Does it mean that we should stop praying for healing? No, quite the opposite! The Bible encourages us to pray and ask in faith, knowing that God is, at the same time, love and sovereign.
Here’s a testimony from a reader who wrote, “I am sick and in God’s plan. My gaze is on Jesus Christ. My trust, my help, and my hope are in Him. He will not leave me or forsake me. His strength is made perfect in weakness. Thank You, Lord, for You are faithful.”
If you’re going through the valley of illness right now, be assured that God will not forsake you. He is beside you every day, in the good and in the bad times, in sickness and in health. He is upholding you. (I encourage you to read these verses: Matthew 28:20, Psalm 54:4, Psalm 27:1, Psalm 46:1, Isaiah 44:2.)
Finally, the biggest miracle of healing, which is promised to every believer, is the miracle of salvation, forgiveness of sins, the promise of eternal life where there will be no grief, tears, sickness, or death. This is what we read in Revelation 21:4: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
In the waiting, be encouraged to develop your communion with the Lord, abide in Him, and read and declare His Word because HE is the source of life! And that’s what counts in the end: our relationship with the Lord. A daily, deep, sincere relationship! And from this relationship will flow His blessing that may be healing but may also be the strength to persevere in the trial. May God continue to bless you!
Thanks for existing!