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Sickness and Looking to God’s Promises

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I really feel myself being prompted to type this, so take heed. Recently I found myself questioning God. I asked my husband “Why doesn’t God fix this situation? I have prayed. What am I doing wrong?” Lately, I have been on an emotional roller coaster. I have family members sick with diseases and I know that God has healed a countless number of people. I have read stories about families that could not explain how their loved one was healed of a disease that should have taken their life, but didn’t. All they could say was “God! God did it!” So why is it not happening for my loved one? Often times we as Christian’s will say

“Maybe it’s not God’s will.”

The defeated response, as my father calls it. Mind you, God does have a will. However, I have recently been reminded of something that we as Christians forget….God’s PROMISES! I had been feeling very down and a lady in a Bible study group I attend said “Look to his promises.” God said that if we asked, he would do it. So long as we have faith.How many times have you prayed for someone, yet doubted your own prayer? I have to say that I have MANY times doubted my prayer. Like Peter, we as Christian’s sink.

“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Being a Christian in a world full of evil is not an easy task. It’s easy to skate by as a Christian reading our Bibles….attending church and doing good works. However, where we lack is in our ability to reach out to the needy in pure faith. It’s easy to give someone money or food. However, it’s not easy to believe that God is going to heal someone with sickness. If God has called us in his word to do something, why then would he not come through? God says in his own word

“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”

That is God’s promise to us. It is not God that is the problem. It is our lack of faith in his promises. It is our forgetfulness of his promises! Let us not be weaklings in Christ. In a world filled with evil, we must be strong warriors. We must use everything we have been equipped with…ESPECIALLY FAITH! If we as Christian’s don’t have faith in God’s word, than how can we expect others to? Jesus brought many people to him by healing the sick and performing miracles. He said the a prayer of faith shall heal the sick, so let’s get on it Christian’s. Let’s get out there and make our prayers count for something. It’s not enough to say “God loves you.” You need to show people his love! You are his vessel.  Let God use you to help others. That is our purpose, is it not? If your goal in life is to truly bring others to Christ, than spread his love through your actions. Don’t doubt God. Look to his promises. Say “God, I know you are faithful and true. You said if I believed, you would make it happen. So I’m trusting you to do that.” Remember, you don’t need to remind God of his promises. The reminder is for you.

 

Amen….