Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. – Jeremiah 17:14
Most of us have prayed for healing at some time in our life. Some of us have prayed more often than we can count and still we are not healed.
Does he hear us? Does He care?
Yes, I believe God cares and He does hear us. I also believe that He desires good health for all His children, but if healing does not appear to come, we must understand that God has a much bigger perception of our lives.
Although God does heal, we must never presume that it’s His duty to heal. It’s not mandatory for Him to heal us, and although there were many miracle healings throughout the Bible, there were many times when God did not heal pain and suffering straight away – but He did work with it for good.
Romans 5:3-5 says: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Here God responded to Paul’s prayers for healing not by making him well but rather by working through his suffering to draw him closer to God.
I often desire God’s healing and I honestly believe He can heal me but I also know I need to continue to wait on Him and to trust Him with my life.
2 Corinthians 12: 9 tells us that His grace is sufficient for us, because His power is made perfect in our weakness.
May God give you peace in the knowledge that He will work with your suffering and pain for good.
Father, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering and fill me with confidence that in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
© Chrissy Siggee 2019
Scripture Verses used are from the New International Version of the Bible