Scripturally Based Answers For life's Questions
There are many people in the world that struggle with their health, and they wonder why does God not heal me or why does He not care.
There are a number of things to consider that answer the matter concerning our health.
As we live on this earth, we sense our physical being the most, at least first of all and sense the effects of ill-health in the body very strongly. We are naturally focused on the physical being, but God is the on the opposite end in that sense, He is primarily focused on the spirit; with the intent to restore the soul. This does not mean that he does not care for the body, but it just is not the first part of the human that He focuses on. He wants the soul redeemed, the spirit reborn, and then work through that in bringing the entire being into good health.
Click-I Thessalonians 5:23. The question you must ask yourself, according to God’s Word, are you born again, and is it well with your soul? If you do not know, please check out our answers on our sites that deal with salvation, they will help you understand.
In the book of John, there are eight miracles recorded where Jesus did a miraculous work, but they all demonstrate His salvation and restoration to the Father. God wants to give us health, but the question is, are we willing to allow Him to do greater works in us than just give us health; are we willing to be used by him to demonstrate hope to all of mankind? He wants us to focus on a greater cause than ourselves. God heals some people and others He does not, we must believe and remember that it is always with a greater purpose than what we see.
For the born-again believer, the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Click-I Corinthians 3:16 In the Old Testament, the temple was something that required great care and respect. In the New Testament, believers are the temple of God. The Bible speaks a lot about food, using it to demonstrate the difference between the clean and unclean, but also teaching about what is good for the body and what is not. We are stewards of our bodies in relation to what we eat; we must provide the body the best opportunity to be healthy. Secondly, morally—it is not a sex piece or a show piece, it is a temple. We must not abuse our bodies morally. Thirdly, structurally—we can abuse our bodies through work, sports, fights etc. and because of which we suffer ill-health. We must remember that we are stewards of our bodies, we are responsible to provide them with the best opportunity to be healthy. We must make sure that our health issues are not because of us.
Click-Philippians 1:29-30 says, “For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.” When I struggle through some ill-health, I remember that it is my calling to suffer. This gives me great peace. God does not describe what kind of suffering other than Paul used himself as an example, and he suffered physically in great ways, and God would not heal him, even with God using him in the middle of it to heal others. If we were all healthy, we would not consider that God is a Spirit and seeks to draw us into his spiritual world to worship him.
If you are struggling with poor health, would you surrender it first of all to the Lord, and then commit yourself to live for Him in the midst of it—then you can ask Him to heal you as He pleases. Also, be sure to not abuse your body, feed it properly, treat it properly and give it a good atmosphere to be in the best health possible. You will be blessed by the Lord for that. If He does heal you, praise Him for it, and give testimony to give him the glory. He deserves it.
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