Healing is Delayed
What do we say to people
when God doesn't heal in the way we expected? What do we say to
people when the healing doesn't come within the expected time-frame?
What do we say to people when
we pray for the healing of someone's body and God heals the
emotions or the spirit instead?
Does that mean we've failed in
our praying, and that God's power is no longer available to heal
people? Does it mean that God has failed? Of course not!
are eternal promises
God has promised healing to
His children. The scripture says that "by His wounds you
were healed." The scripture says that "He [Jesus] took
our infirmities and bore our diseases." The scripture says
that "Surely He has born our griefs [sicknesses] and
carried our sorrows [pains]."
These are eternal promises from
God Himself. He expects us to believe His Word and trust in the
healing that He has provided.
We humans are body, mind. and
spirit. God is concerned about all three parts. Sometimes we
pray for people and God heals the spirit part of the person
first . . . that is, He restores the person to a loving, strong,
personal relationship with Him before He touches the body or the
job is simply to believe
At other times when we pray
for people, God heals the body, but the spirit and mind remain
untouched. On still other occasions we pray for healing and God
heals the mind or emotional part of the person, but the
spiritual healing and the physical healing follow later after
We have learned over years of
praying for the sick that we don't control the way in which God
heals. Nor do we control the time-frame or the "when"
of healing. God simply asks us to PRAY for the sick and leave
the "how" and "when" up to Him.
He has promised us that
"by His wounds we are healed." How He does the healing
and when He does it are up to Him, not us. Our job is simply to
believe and trust Him to do what He says in His word He will do.
After all--He's God!