WHEN GOD DOESN’T HEAL
(2 Cor 12:9) And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Does God heal today? Oh yes! Here are some scriptures that declare it to be so:
- (Exo 15:26) . . . I am the LORD who heals you."
- (Psa 103:3) Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
- (James 5:14-15) Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up...
If God’s Word gives us these promises we should diligently seek the Lord for His healing touch when we have need of it.
But here’s the next question: Does God heal everybody and at all times? Some teach in the affirmative but the weight of Scripture says there are times when God would choose not to heal for a purpose He would have in mind. Take Paul for instance. He had an apparent physical malady that He asked God to heal and God didn’t. Read this clip from Corinthians: (2 Cor 12:7-10).
Sometimes there’s a lesson for us to learn before God heals us. Until then, we can rely on His grace and claim His promise that He is our strength in weakness. And if He still doesn’t heal us we are to remain true to Him and trust that it’s all part of His plan that will someday be revealed (1 Cor 13:12).
So, bottom line is 1) The ultimate healing is spiritual, the forgiveness of sins (Isa 53:5). 2) We are to claim His promises of physical healing. 3) We are to trust His purposes when our healing is delayed or denied (Rom 8:28).
We are also to remember the ultimate of healing and health is when we are in His presence forever as His redeemed saints, praising Him in our glorified bodies that will never know sickness, pain, disease, or death again. Hallelujah! (Rev 21:4) . . . there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”