By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see & know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name & the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see (Acts 3:16 NIV)
There is no reason for me to be sick. I am a Christian. I read my Bible every day. I live my life humbly & Im bringing up my children in a Christian environment. Im doing everything right. Why am I still sick?
I may have been given a clue to the answer last week. A friend of ours just found out he has cancer. He is an amazing, bold Christian. He takes the Word everywhere he is. I was so angry because there is no reason for God not to heal him. Or is there?
We may remain in our illness or pain for one of two reasons. One so God can heal us & we praise Him & become witnesses to the fact that he is a merciful & powerful God. Or two he doesnt heal us & we still praise him & become instruments for his work.
In whatever condition we are in, He put us here for a specific purpose. Perhaps it is so we can be an inspiration to someone who desperately needs it. Maybe its so we can lead a caregiver to Christ by our daily actions. God will work through us in whatever condition he puts us in. Sick or strong, if we yield to Gods will, we will never fail.
Prayer: God, work through me, in whatever condition I am in. If I am well, send me to the mountaintops. If I am sick, send someone to me who needs to know your love. Let your light shine through my life, even when it hurts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marisa Gary lives in Ormond Beach, FL with her husb& Robert, three children & Annie the Dog. Marisa is a vocalist on the Worship Team & also runs media for Tomoka Christian Church. Marisa was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2004 at the age of 32 after spending 20 years with symptoms.