My mom shared with me a recent sermon that they got at church, and it was good so I thought I'd share with others.
"Jesus comes to bring health and wholeness in everything.
God has promised that He will always answer the cry of our heart – if it seems He hasn't answered it's because He's working a deeper work than that physical healing.
God will reveal greater issues than the physical – issues in our heart.
The physical ailment is to get your attention – to get you to turn to Heaven and pray.
Exodus 15:23-26 vs 26: I AM the Lord your healer.
God is the only one who can bring order out of chaos. Jesus did what He did because of compassion. He was putting things back in order.
Heb 2: 14-18
No matter what the need (pain, suffering) Jesus understands it because He lived it but without sin. Jesus bore it ALL so when we come to Him – He is the Healer.
When physical healing doesn't readily come ask: "What else are you doing Lord?"
The gyst of what the pastor was talking about is that Jesus wants to heal and make us whole, but He is also interested in our souls…..our character….what's inside our hearts. He wants to take out the garbage, burn off the dross, set us free.
Anyway……I thought this was good. I look back on times of my suffering and I know it was good for my character. It drew me closer to God and He showed me things about myself that needed His cleansing and then He set me free again.
Hope this encourages you…….just remember…..everything that touches your life is filtered through the mighty Lord; He hasn't forgotten you or forsaken you, He's doing a work in you!
Love you!!! MOM"