Maybe you think that God leaves the healing to the hospitals these days. But wait. In the Bible, one of the names God chooses to be called by is 'Jehovah Rapha,' which means 'I am the Lord who heals.' God also says, '... I am the Lord All-Powerful, and I never change' (Malachi 3:6 CEV). And Jesus, who is God, is '... the same yesterday and today and forever' (Hebrews 13:8 NIV). What He was, He still is. What He did, He still does.
So, when you or a loved one is sick, bear in mind that God, our loving God, still heals today. If, however, you're praying your guts out and not seeing anything happening, we're not saying it's you doing it wrong. The 'why does our good God let bad things happen?' problem is as old as history - Job went through it. It seems that God sometimes lets things happen for some bigger reason, and working out when this is happening is hard. God is still God though, and His love for you is constant. So, what's our side of the bargain? Give it to God. No, we don't mean just 'stop worrying'; actually decide to trust Him to move, which can be fairly hard actually. So, Jesus gives our prayers the guide they need: '... All things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you' (Mark 11:24 NAS).
So what now? If you are looking for healing today, look for people who will pray with you. Read James 5:16. Who can you ask for help?
SoulFood: 1 Chr 10:1 - 12:22, Luke 12:22-34, Ps 119:25-32, Pr 20:25-27
The Word For You Today (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by RBG New Zealand. 2011 UCB International Ltd