Should we always expect God to heal?

God is capable of doing absolutely anything. He created the universe and everything in it from nothing (Gen. 1:1-2:3). He holds all things together with only a word (Heb. 1:3; Col.1:17). He is able to do more than we could ever think or ask (Eph. 3:20).

No one could look at how the BIble speaks of God and suggests anything is beyond His ability.

But we must remember that just because God can do something, it does’t mean He is obligated to do so. God does whatever pleases Him (Psa. 135:6), and only what pleases Him. Who He heals, how He heals and when He heals, that’s His business, not ours. We must, therefore, be careful to that we do not presume upon Him and put Him to the test (Deut. 6:16; Matt. 4:7; 22:18; 1 Cor. 10:9).

We should expect God to do what will bring God the most glory. 

It’s important to remember that God does all things, ultimately, for His own name’s sake—His glory is His utmost concern (cf. Isa. 48:9; 66:5; Ezek. 20:9, 14, 22, 44; 36:22). That has to be our primary concern, just as it is God’s.

God does whatever brings Him the most glory in all matters—including if, how and when He chooses to heal someone. Any conclusions we make, any positions we hold, must be filtered through this lens.

So if you pray for healing and it comes (whether through ordinary or extraordinary means), rejoice and give glory to God! But if healing doesn’t come, understand, it’s not because you’ve done something wrong—it’s that by suffering well, you have the opportunity to give God the most glory.

~ Aaron Armsrong, Blogging Tho

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