God is Still Sovereign in All of His Ways

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)

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  1. Clint Stevens - February 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    The 11 areas with scriptures that are covered are a gift that you have been blessed to provide unto those who seek some of the scriptural foundations and wise commentary for divine healing. May the Lord bless you for sharing such beautiful wisdom in an accessible format and for clarifying so much for those who seek divine interventions such as this. Praise to the Heavenly Father in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for your expressions through Him. Amen.

  2. Harold Thorne - February 16, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Most inspiring piece of literature on the healing power of God I have ever read. I will be reading it over and over again to try and memorize the verses of scripture required to pray for other peoples healings. I wish to thank you for providing such detailed knowledge on this very important subject. May The Lord continue to bless you in your spiritual growth in this and other areas. God Bless

  3. Hazel Mukherjee - December 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Praise the Lord for this article. I am praying for anoitinh of healing and have been praying for other people and this article has help me to understand how God the Father heal people .I have highlighted these verse in my bible to reflect on it and to use it when I am talking about healing to other . Thank you for sharing the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. God bless you

  4. Marilyn - September 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I began researching articles about why God doesn’t heal everyone for a loved one and in reading this article, it has opened my eyes tremendously.

    I realize this research was not only for my loved one, but for me as well. Thank you for being lead by the Holy Spirit to bring clarity to those of us, as believers, who have been or are currently praying for healing.

  5. Richard - September 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    1Thessalonians 5:18 says, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
    All supplications to God must be preceded with thanks for His works he has done and praise for who He is. Just the fact that we have been blessed with His Salvation we know already that we have been healed. Imagine, our bodies will be like His Holy body on that glorious day Christ returns for His Bride. Alleluia!
    Just to be in Christ is all the healing we truly need, to be freed from the ailments of today is a bonus, a double blessing.
    Look around you, are people still coming to Christ? Are people still being saved today? Christ is still active and at work in our neighborhoods. Praise the Lord.
    God is still blessing His children. Let us parade before God and let the Light of the Holy Spirit shine, make a joyful noise to the Lord, We can break down the walls of Jericho. Let us step out in Faith and follow God’s leading as we go about our daily business. There are many others that need hear the Gospel news.

  6. Jennifer - June 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Your article helped me to understand the different angles of healing. While reading your article holy spirit was working on me and body was reacting. God bless u. I will share this others

  7. Gina-Marie Cheeseman - May 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    This is a powerful study. I have been writing out certain verses, particularly on healing, in a notebook. I now have a slew of them to write out and meditate upon. Thank you!

  8. Mijisha - May 16, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    God bless you for being led to write this series on healing! I have been blessed, encouraged & motivated all at the same time. I am going to share this with so many others who are struggling with healing.

  9. DC - April 12, 2014 at 9:33 am

    This biblical series has provided me with so much revelation. Thank you for creating this wealth of knowledge.

  10. Joshua Bongangmwin - October 15, 2013 at 12:20 am

    God bless you, your articles have given me much insight in the word of God and provided answers to many of my quest to things of the supernatural.

  11. chasity - September 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Wonderful article that is a must read for anyone strugging! My spiritual life is refreshed after reading this.

  12. Simon Emmanuel - July 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Powerful study to prepare me for my healing and to build my faith. Praise him forever..

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