Questions About Healing: Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?
God declares that he is the healer of his people in Exodus 15:26, and the Bible records a number of physical healing accounts in the Old Testament. Why does God heal some people but not others? There are several clear-cut reasons given in Scripture to explain why God may not heal.
Some illnesses are caused by spiritual or demonic influences; Paul called his thorn in the flesh a “messenger from Satan.” When we pray for healing, our situation often worsens.
Can God Heal?
u201cThere are documented cases of God healing AIDS. God can cause limbs to grow back where they’ve been chopped off,u201d Landon said during an interview at a 2016 motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Who did God tell to stop praying?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” As a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting.
What happens when you pray consistently?
Because prayer, above all else, brings us into communion with God and conforms our thoughts to Him; consistent prayer helps us to understand that we, God’s children, are living in unity with Him; it makes us great “pray-ers,” and the results–good results–are then visible in daily experience.
How do I pray for God to heal my body?
I choose to bathe in these clear waters every day, Lord, because the oil of your healing flows through me like a living stream. I will keep my eyes on you and trust in you that I will fully recover. I give you everything I am, and I rest in your peace.
How did God heal the sick?
The gospels are littered with examples of Jesus healing the sick: u201cAt sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on each of them and cured themu201d (Lk 4:40).
How does God heal a broken heart?
God quickens and renews us through the Living Word, through and by Jesus, who came to heal the brokenhearted by paying the price for their sins with His own blood on the Cross; our lives would be completely broken if Jesus had not put His own life on the line and taken our place for our sins.
What did Jesus say about prayers?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, who love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus said.
What did Jesus say about the Lord’s prayer?
“Then pray as follows: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’
What was Jeremiah’s prayer?
The prophet receives a clear, straightforward response to his cry of lamentation only in Jeremiah 11:18-23, where he pleads for vengeance against those who unjustly plot against him, a plea to which God affirmatively responds: “Behold, I will punish them…” (vv.
How do you pray consistently?
I hope they inspire you to make the year 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
What would happen if a person has no prayer life?
Doubts, discouragement, fatigue, distraction, inner restlessness, haste, despair, and self-righteousness can be enemies of prayer, fostering disunity. Life without prayer is a life without power.
Is Father a prayer?
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
What do you pray for in hard times?
Help me to not be afraid of the future, but to boldly trust that you are in control when my emotions run high and I don’t know what to say; and when I can’t speak and don’t know what to say, help me to “Be still, and know that you are God.” Be my comforter, healer, and bring me peace, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
How do you pray for someone who is dying?
u201cThank you, God, for being with us right now; we admit that we don’t understand why things happen the way they do, or why illness enters our lives, but we do know that you walk every path of life with us, and please remind Joe that you are with him right now.
How do you pray for someone in the hospital?
When Praying with Patients, What to Say (and What Not to Say)
- Always ask first if you can pray for or with them.
- Ask what they’d like prayer for.
- Begin with “Dear Lord” or “God”
- Address God as you know Him from your heart.
- Ask for “His Will” rather than miraculous healing.
- Close the Prayer “In Your Name”
- Keep the Prayers Short.