When I read stories of miraculous healing in the Bible, I easily celebrate God’s goodness and providence. But what about the times healing doesn’t come?
We all know people who are suffering so intensely due to loss, illness, mistreatment, abuse, loneliness. God could make it all go away, but for some reason, He doesn't always do it.
Sin is still lingering and bad things happen. We deal with really hard stuff, but even still, God is good.
Do I believe this? That He is good and He is in control. That God cares deeply about me...and you. That He knows what I need, what you need, more than we do. That He sees things we can't yet see.
It is a gut check for me...do I want God’s blessing or do I want God? Because God tells me I should rejoice not in worldly blessings, but in trials.
Would I joyfully embrace whatever trial it takes for me to grow in character and closeness with my Creator?
I want to be close to God, but at what cost?
Can I boldly and confidently say, “and if not, He is still good”? I desperately want to confidently say, YES!
God, I believe; help my unbelief. (Mark 9:24)
...to be continued...
Take some time today to read Daniel 3:8-18