S: Suddenly, a leper walked up to Jesus and threw himself down before him in worship and said, “Lord, you have the power to heal me . . . if you really want to.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the leper and said, “Of course I want to heal you—be healed!” And instantly, all signs of leprosy disappeared! Matthew 8:2-3 (TPT)
O: Jesus, I believe You still want to heal us today, and yet there is so much sickness. Many people of faith are dying from cancer and other illnesses. I know I can’t understand all Your ways, but I also can’t help but ask, “Why?”
A: Sometimes, it feels like You don’t want to heal us.
But because I know You – Your love and character – I know that’s not the case. I know Your full healing is not always visible on this side of heaven. I know that You are most concerned with the conditions of our heart. I know You see a much bigger picture than I do. But I still struggle with the suffering – and why You heal some (physically) and not others. I know faith has a part – but it’s Your sovereignty that dictates the outcome, and Your ways are much higher than my own.
And yet, You still stoop down to commune with me. To comfort me. To talk with me. To be with me – even when I don’t get it, when I don’t understand. Because You love me. You’ve always loved me. Just as You have always loved the world.
P: God, I know when I am finally with You in heaven, things will become clearer. But right now, they seem a little murky. I know You want us all made whole and I know Your ways are higher than mine. Because of this, I will continue to hope. Continue to Pray. And I will continue to believe.
I trust You, Jesus. You are my God, my Lord and my King. I love You.
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