And the prayer of faith save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him – James 5:15.
Many have lost their faith because they prayed for themselves or someone else, and God didn’t heal them. Some suggest the person didn’t have enough faith to receive their healing.
Throughout the Gospels, we read where people were healed of sickness and diseases; the Epistles also talks about people being healed. As Christians, we take certain Scriptures and place our faith in that Scripture for our healing or the healing of our loved ones.
We know that the Scriptures are true; we know that God can not lie, so sometimes we ask ourselves, why didn’t my loved one or I receive healing? No one knows the mind of God; we don’t know why He heals some and others He doesn’t.
It’s not that God loves one more than He does the other one; nor does it mean one did not have enough faith to receive their healing, as some claim. God is not subject to our faith, and He’s not measuring our faith.
Everyone was appointed a time to be born, and we also have an appointed time to die. God’s Word will complete the action spoken at its appointed time. His Word has been established in heaven and will not return to Him void.
No one can stop death when God has assigned it (There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it – Ecclesiastes 8:8).
Apostle Paul was one of the greatest men of faith; according to his writing, he had a thorn in his flesh; suggestions have been made it could have been a temptation, Paul’s opposition from his adversaries, some intense bodily pain, a recurring physical affliction such as eye trouble or some form of mental or psychological distress. Whatever it was, the Apostle pleaded with the Lord three times that it be removed from him, and it wasn’t.
We can’t please God without faith, don’t allow your faith to be removed when your prayer has not been answered. God loves you and your loved one more than your mind can imagine; what He has ordained will be accomplished even when we don’t understand it.
Faith is a continuation of prayer even when we have not received an answer to prayer. You or your loved one may not be healed on this side of heaven. On the day of redemption, you or your loved one will receive a glorified body, a body that will never be susceptible to sickness or disease.
Don’t lose faith. As Christians, we are sojourners; we only pass through and on our way to the promised land. This world’s sorries will be no more, and we are forever in the presence of the Lord; it’s a win, win! God is taking you or your loved one to a better place.