Have you prayed for healing and yet you have not been healed?  Have you wondered why?  

What if The Lord gave you the ability to heal others of the very condition for which you need healing?  Would you feel resentful as you watched them set free … and yet you were not?

Would you continue to let God heal through you?

The tv series,The Chosen, raises this interesting question.  One of Jesus’ Devoted Followers, Little James, is crippled.  He sees Jesus healing people.  He too wants to be healed.  And yet Jesus has not healed him.

Finally he gets the courage to ask Jesus why He has not healed him.

What good can come out of suffering?

Suffering is the ultimate resistance training.  

James says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

James 1:2-4

Suffering empties us of ourselves.  We recognize we in ourselves are weak.  But He Who is within us is strong.

He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My Power is made perfect in weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9

We can say with confidence, “When I am weak, then I AM (God’s Name) strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:11

Suffering allows us to share the suffering of others, who are going through something similar to what we are.

When we are willing to let God comfort us, even when He is not healing us in the way we want, we can share that comfort with others.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Suffering teaches us to wait expectantly and with assurance we will be healed in God’s Perfect Time.

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint!

Isaiah 40:31

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart!

Ecclesiastes 3:11

If you are waiting for healing, begin by thanking God He is with you in every moment.

Receive His Love and Comfort.

Pray for those who also wait.  Rejoice in seeing them healed.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, Who knew first hand about suffering, but also knew The Joy that would follow.

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. 

For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God!

Hebrews 12:1-2

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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