God’s Will On Healing (ATP)
“Even though I already know the answer, my question is: “Is it God’s will that I am sick?” I know a family who is struggling right now, because they are expecting a little girl who has some serious health problems, including a heart condition. I do believe they’re Christians, but of course, they don’t have a good understanding of God and His Word.”
The short answer to your question is No! It is not God’s will for someone to be sick. The long answer is this, we have a real enemy that will continually try to convince you otherwise and steal this truth from you! 1 Peter 5:8-9, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…” How will we resist the devil in faith? By building faith, as seen in Romans 10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Sadly, many Christians have been taught an answer that’s not in line with the truth of scripture. The world and even many Christian denominations have created an image of God comparable to that of those in charge of The Hunger Games. Thankfully, in the Family Churches we have revelation of the true character of God, as a loving Father, not an omnipotent puppet master divinely orchestrating trials to see who makes it through and survives in the end. See, God is a good Father, so much better than we are as parents. The Word says His love is so much greater in comparison to ours (Matthew 7:11), which wouldn’t be possible if he was pouring sickness onto His children.
God’s will was never and will never be for humanity to experience sickness. We could go to Genesis to see His original intent for mankind, but for sake of time, let’s stick with what the Word says specifically about healing. When my daughter was a baby in the womb the doctors told me she wasn’t going to make it. When she was just a one year old, she was again attacked with sickness that could have been life threatening. It was clear that the enemy wanted to rob from her, so what did we do? We build scripture of God’s healing promises into us and into her. The first scripture I ever taught her as a toddler was 1 Peter 2:24, “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” Jesus took the sickness of the world when He died on the cross. By His stripes, healing already belongs to the born again believer.
When Jesus sent out His disciples in Luke 9:1-2, look at what He called them to do, “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” Jesus knew something, He needed to get more workers involved in order to bring this healing gospel to the world. Romans 10:14, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” My goodness people need to get this truth to families like the one you mentioned above!
I love Psalms 107:20, which says, “He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.” The Word of God heals (Exodus 15:26)! God’s character and in fact one of His names is HEALER. It’s who He is. You can’t come to God and call upon Him in faith and go without His healing power. Where He is, His power is. Where He is, His character is! The key though is trusting Him. We can’t believe God is the disease maker and the disease healer at the same time. We can’t have faith if we’re divided and double minded.
My advice is to get in your Word and get your arsenal prepared for battle. Just a couple scriptures to go to: Matthew 4:23, Matthew 9:35, 2 Kings 5:1, Psalm 30:2, Isaiah 53:5. Get the Word ready and built in you for when the devil tries to attack. And if you yourself don’t need healing at this time, be willing to be a disciple like those Jesus originally sent out to do His work and bring this healing gospel to the world.