By: Taylor Johnson
When first reading this I think most of us would say that is a lie, but lately I’ve seen that I believe this much more than I would like to admit. In the past few weeks I have started having horrible pain from a disease I thought was no longer in my body. As I have already had two surgeries I found myself feeling angry, and not understanding why this was happening to me again. Not only does this cause constant pain it can also make child bearing nearly impossible (though NOTHING is impossible with God).
This week I caught myself asking God why He is letting me go through this again, and thinking “If God really loved me He would heal me.” Then as I was teaching at our girls’ Bible study, God was really teaching me. We confronted the lie that “God should fix all my problems.” We began reading James 1:2-4 which says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Romans 5:3-4 “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Through all of this I was seeing that God did not promise a perfect life with no problems, but He does promise that He will never leave or forsake us. He is a good Father and will do what is best for us. We may not see it, but He sees the big picture. Remember that if you need healing, physically or emotionally, that all things are possible with God (Matt. 19:26), and He works all things together for the good of those who love Him. (Rom. 8:28)
Lean into Him. Rest in Him. 1 Peter 4:7 “Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”