Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 19: Healing.


Why hasn't God healed you yet? Do you believe you will receive a healing on earth?

I've actually gotten this question, (maybe not in those exact words.) Let me start by quoting a bit of scripture, (one of my favorite bible passages!)
Via Bible Gateway

9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
(NIV.)

This is one of my favorite passages because Jesus actually answers the question, "who sinned?" Of course the answer is right there, no one, (neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.) I really like that last part! I believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us! I hold fast to the belief that it's his will to heal me, whenever he has planned. Whether that's on earth or in heaven, it isn't up to me or anyone else to decide.
Have I prayed for healing? Sure I have! Have I had others pray for me? Oh, you bet, (when I first started going to my church, I think I had people come up to me for about 8 months or so.) That's because I go to a Pentecostal church, where signs and wonders are more emphasized, (I'm not here to get into the Pentecostal verses non-Pentecostal debate.) However I'll say one thing, in certain circles, if people pray for you and you aren't healed, the implication is that you somehow don't have enough faith, or something else is wrong. That isn't a correct assessment of the situation! Perhaps it's not supposed to happen that day, or even on this side of heaven.

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