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Healing – Sometimes

I had a discussion with a friend today on God’s healing because just this week, God inspired me to HOPE in Him more when I heard two healing miracle stories within 1 hour. I love these stories. They renew my faith in a God that is ABLE to do more than I can ask or think. I truly believe God continues to perform miracles including those of healing.
Yet, I was reluctant to share these stories of healing because so often we hear of people who are not healed. And would the news of someone’s miracle be hard to hear for those who prayed and did not get the answer they desired?

Thank you, Callie, for sending the quote below. It helps me remember that our all powerful God has a unique journey for each of us. He is good. He is loving. He is faithful. And I will be determined to praise Him regardless of the circumstances and what can be seen.

From the book, ‘The Beautiful Ache’:
“God’s goal for His people in this age”, writes pastor John Piper, “is not primarily to rid them of sickness and pain but to purge us of all the remnants of sin and cause us in our weakness to cleave to Him as our only hope.”  If there is any common thread among the healing stories of Jesus, this is it:  Needy people placed themselves before Him, believing that He could heal them and hoping that He would.  So we too must willingly place ourselves before Him, like the leper did, and see Him as our best hope.  “It is fitting that a child ask his father for relief in trouble,” says Piper.  “And it is fitting that a loving Father give His child only what is best.  And that He always does:  sometimes healing now, sometimes not.  But always, always, what is best for us.”  ‘Sometimes healing now and sometimes not’ is a hard place to live.  It’s a mighty struggle to remain weak and yet hopeful before a God who could change everything if He only would.  And it’s a glorious thing to behold when someone does it well.
Casting Crowns: I Will Praise You in the Storm,:
  1. Psalm 31:24
    Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
    Psalm 31:23-24 (in Context) Psalm 31 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Lamentations 3:26
    It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
    Lamentations 3:25-27 (in Context) Lamentations 3 (Whole Chapter)
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:16
    Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
    2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 (in Context) 2 Thessalonians 2 (Whole Chapter)

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.