How might your faith be stretched or strengthened if you are not healed right aw

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    How might your faith be stretched or strengthened if you are not healed right away?

    When we are struck with some sort of disease or sickness and we are not healed right away, how do you believe this might strengthen your faith?  Thank you for answering.

  2. CraftytotheCore profile image78
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    Through my own life experiences, whenever I'm struck with a situation that I feel like I'll never get through, I remember that Jesus is the answer.  In His time, I will gain endurance and strength.  During times of sickness, I look at it as a time when the master is speaking and I am to be listening.

    Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome answer dear one! You know it and I am blessed that you have shared of your experience and relationship with Jesus!  God bless you.  In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

  3. Sparklea profile image73
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    Faith, when I was so ill after colon surgery and in the hospital three times, I never thought I would ever feel better again.  I was SO discouraged!

    The third visit to the hospital, with a nasal gastric tube inserted all 3 times,
    I was discharged on Christmas Eve 2012.  Christmas morning I was expelling an enormous amount of blood, so back to the emergency room I went.  The surgeon on call (my surgeon was out of town) did blood work on me, and told me, "you are fine, it is just a fissure from all the diarrhea you have had," and he discharged me.

    I was so very weak, I had lost 28 pounds, but I had put on my lipstick and had gotten dressed before going to the hospital.  He looked at me and he said, "You look the best I have ever seen you look!  You are 99 percent HEALED!"

    Faith, I KNOW that God had that happen so that I would go to the hospital and hear those words!  My Spirit was SO uplifted as we were headed home.  I did not FEEL any better physically!  But it was at that moment, when he said that, I KNEW I was going to be okay.  That Christmas night we had Chef Boy Ar Dee ravioli for our holiday meal and watched a DVD on television...It was the BEST and most memorable Christmas EVER.

    Then on New Year's Eve my husband and I went out to eat...for the first time I actually ENJOYED food...on the way home we stopped at the grocery store...and we ran into the surgeon!  HE approached us and he told me I looked terrific, and reminded me again I was healed!

    To answer your question, I believe God uses people or circumstances to strengthen our faith.  Or even an epiphany, a Divine spark in the form of an inaudible Voice within.  In my case it was a trip to the emergency room and a divine encounter with the same surgeon a week later...because I never thought I would EVER feel better. 

    I know you have had illnesses and problems, too, and your stories, I am sure, have been used to help others, which is another answer to your question...reading or hearing testimonies of others on TV or the radio.

    THANK YOU for another great question!  Blessings, Sparklea smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Sparklea, I remember that terrible time of physical illness and, wow, I just love that surgeon for telling you that, as God must have placed it on his heart to tell you such and then to see him a week later.  What a wonderful Christmas you had!

  4. grand old lady profile image83
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    I think if we are healed, that is great. But we shouldn't expect it to the point that we're mad at God if we're not healed in the way that we want to be. Faith, as I see it, is not dependent on miracles, but in your day to day experience with Jesus, knowing he's at your side and you're never alone. so maybe we aren't healed as we want to be, but Jesus is always beside us, even so and he always knows what's best for us.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi grand old lady, What an awesome answer!  So, true, His ways are not our ways, so if we truly place our full faith and trust in Him come what may, we should still be able to rejoice, as His grace is sufficient!  Blessings


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