“I don’t know what God is doing. I don’t know why He heals me and then doesn’t heal me. I don’t know why He heals some and not others. I don’t know what governs His actions. That is what makes Him God.”
This is me, interviewed by Emily Miller, talking about healing and how you respond when the miracle doesn’t come, in this month’s RELEVANT Magazine?. It’s now online, which is very exciting – please drop by and check it out!
Yes! The example of Jacob wrestling with the angel and being left with a limp. Paul’s thorn in the flesh. There are miracles in the Bible, but also plenty of examples of God using those with afflictions. Why do we uphold one and not the other? Both have purpose. Do we trust God? Do we accept what He has for us, even if we are not in the camp that gets the miracle?
Anyway, though provoking article.
‘Why do we uphold one and not the other?’ Yes – so much. It’s so interesting to examine the sense of shame in churches around this kind of theology.
Tanya – This was so interesting to read/learn more about you. Gosh those miracle questions are hard. I love your answers – who knows? God and He is trustworthy. Chronic illness/disability really can make people around us uncomfortable. I remember someone trying to pray for my son (the whole situation was weird) and it was in a very “fixing” way. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate the intent but I was very uncomfortable with my son hearing something was wrong with him (even though he clearly has medical issues). Gosh, the whole thing is loaded.
Thank-you for sharing as always.
Thanks, Heather, for ‘getting it’. You’re right, the whole thing is totally loaded! It’s hard to navigate what feels like a minefield. I’m so glad that you like my answers! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Tanya — I hope everyone hears this important take on prayer, miracles, and God. Love you.
Thanks, wonderful Amy!!