If you are a person of faith you cannot help but wonder now and then if God has an interesting sense of timing or if things are truly coincidences. As for me, I’ll error on the side of God’s timing.
On January 16 I wrote a blog post on healing. You can see it below. I highly recommend it…it is brilliant 🙂 That same day I received news that one of my best friends is going to have to have surgery to remove a spot from his one remaining kidney. It was not unexpected news and it could have been worse. That said, it wasn’t what I and many others from Lighthouse were praying for. Also that day I received notice that a family member of mine had a mass on his pancreas. I’ve been praying daily and seriously since. Today I heard it is likely cancer but it is small and in a good spot, whatever that means. It was not unexpected news again and it could have been worse. That said, it wasn’t what I was praying for.
This morning I prayed over a new friend. He is having some fairly serious issues with his shoulder and neck. I laid my hands on both and prayed boldly. I prayed that God would heal whatever is causing the pain. “I know you can,” I said. “I believe from the bottom of my heart that you can!” Truth is, I’ve seen God do it. Not always. Not even often. But God heals.
This faith of ours is so interesting. Sometimes God heals supernaturally. Sometimes He works through doctors and medicine. Sometimes He decides to just walk with us through the struggle and pain. One thing is for sure, I wrote about it in the other post… God is always with us and ultimately the greatest miracle is after death, the promise of new life. Soooo, once in a while, like today, I try to figure out what God is up to. In my life and in the lives of others I care about. Go ahead, try and figure it out. You won’t. Nope, you won’t.
Then earlier today I read these words from Isaiah 40…
“Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of His understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on the wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31 NLT
I’m not sure what to say. Sometimes it is better to just keep you mouth shut and your fingers still…and let God do the speaking.
See you at the Lighthouse,