Have you ever wondered if God actually wants to heal? Is He content, waiting for when you get to heaven? Do you doubt that He’s interested in healing today? Or at least healing you?
I don’t want to simplify things too much here. I personally have seen someone die from cancer while several of us were praying for her healing, confident of God’s intervention. I don’t know the answer to the question “why”. There are those close to me whom I’d love to see physically healed. Equally, there are those I’d love to see set free from various afflictions. “Why” is a very big and difficult question.
I’ve been reading Luke 13 today. There, Jesus makes it very clear that God doesn’t want to delay any healing or emancipation from physical affliction. This “daughter of Abraham” had been afflicted for 18 years but Jesus wasn’t going to wait a day to appease the Jewish authorities, neither did He wait for her to come to Him. No, Jesus intervenes and heals right away, in the “now” of the moment.
God wants to heal. Fact. Don’t let the “why” get in the way of understanding God’s character. He’s a healing God, and He does not like the delay.
Isn’t that cool :)