If you closely study all of the above verses from Scripture – I think the evidence is absolutely overwhelming that God the Father really does want to heal many of the times if He is properly approached in your prayers to Him.
However, there is one more big debate going on in the Body of Christ right now on the subject of divine healing. Many are teaching that it is the will of God that you be healed every single time that you pray and ask for one – and that if you are not healed – then there is something wrong with you. Either your faith was not operating at a high enough level, or you have some kind of bad sin that you may be living in.
Granted, there are times that God may want your faith operating at a higher level than where you may be at right now. If that is the case, then He may want you getting more into the Word to study all of the verses pertaining to divine healing before He will move in to heal you. You also could have some type of sin as discussed above that needs to be taken care of before He will move in to heal you.
But what about the Christian who is already operating at a very high level of faith and they have a fairly clean slate with the Lord with no sins that really need to be confessed and forgiven? How do you explain it when they are doing everything right in the Lord, and then all of a sudden they need a physical healing for their own self and God does not heal them. How do you explain this kind of scenario with the way all of the above Scripture verses are worded?
This is just my own humble personal opinion on the matter – but I believe that God is still sovereign in all of His ways – which will include when He will manifest the gift of healing on someone. The Bible says that we can only know in part while living down here on this earth. Sometimes God will tell us why He does what He does and other times He will not.
If God makes a personal decision not to heal someone when they are properly approaching Him in prayer for their healing – then I believe there is always a specific reason as to why He is choosing not to heal this person at that time. Sometimes He will tell you what that reason may be and other times He will not. If He chooses not to tell you, then you have to have full faith and belief that He must have a very good reason for not wanting to heal you or the person you may be praying for and to let it go at that.
There could be a multitude of reasons why God may choose not to heal someone. I have given this example in several of my other articles and it is definitely worth repeating for this one. A woman had been praying for her son’s healing. He was only 10 years old and he came down with an incurable disease and was only given a short amount of time to live. God kept telling her that He did not want to heal him and that she was to let the matter go.
The woman would not take no for an answer and kept pressing into God that He heal her son. Due to her continued persistence, God finally healed the woman’s son. However, her testimony ended stating that she lived just long enough to watch her son get hanged as a criminal for a murder he ended up committing when he was 41 years old.
God obviously knew what his future held in store for him. He knew that he was going to end up committing this murder. God was actually showing incredible love and mercy by wanting to take him home early with the incurable disease instead of letting him live long enough to commit this horrible murder.
His mother obviously could not see into his future or understand the big picture, and she thus should have never been questioning God’s knowledge and wisdom on this matter in the first place, since God knew exactly what was going to happen in this boy’s future and she did not.
Bottom line – God always knows best! Let His perfect will be done in all matters – which will include who He will decide to heal and who He will not decide to heal.
I know many people have had their mind’s really messed up when for whatever reason God has chosen not to heal them, and then another Christian comes along and starts trying to place a guilt trip on them – telling them that either their faith was not operating at a high enough level, or that there must be something in their personal life that is preventing God from wanting to heal them.
As I have stated above, sometimes this may be true, but other times it may not be true. If there are no blocks or hindrances in that person’ s life, then God is choosing not to heal for another reason.
If you are not getting a healing for either yourself, or someone else you may be praying for, then I would press into God and ask Him why He is not moving in to heal either you or the other person you may be praying for. Ask Him to show you if there are any blocks or hindrances that have to be dealt with.
If He comes back and tells you that there are no blocks or hindrances that have to be dealt with, but that He has chosen not to heal at this time – then trust that He has a very good reason for not wanting to move in with His healing power and let it go at that. It could be that it may be that person’s time to go home to be with Him, even if that person is still at a young age like the story described above.
I will end this caption with one very good verse from Scripture that is telling us that God will have mercy on whom He chooses to have mercy on. I believe this is one of the verses from Scripture that is really emphasizing the sovereignty of God and that no one is going to tell Him how to run His universe.
For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion …”Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills … But indeed, O’ man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” Does not the potter have power over the clay …” (Romans 9:15-21)
This is the last part of our 11 part series on healing verses of the Bible. Here are links to the other parts..