When Doctors Have No Answer, Go To Jesus
Why don’t we go to God when we are sick? Why not ask for His love to heal us? There are so many people I know suffering with cancer, some of them terminal cases. Many have been invited to be prayed over at a charismatic meeting but very few ever accept the invitation. How sad Jesus must feel when we don’t come to Him!
So many of us put our faith in doctors but why not also go to the one who loves you passionately, who created every cell in your body and in the universe? Our God is an awesome God, a God of infinite love, infinite mercy and infinite power. Why not do everything possible to open yourself up to His love and mercy. Do everything possible to open yourself up to His love, get anointed, go to confession, receive communion and get prayed over as often as possible.
God wants us to come to Him. Jesus said “Come, all you who are weary and burdened”. What can be more of a burden than a terminal disease? He wants us to come to Him in our sickness, in our weakness. He understands what we are going through. He took on our sufferings in the Passion. “By His stripes we are healed. Both Isaiah and Peter wrote this.
It is not about our worthiness. It is about God’s love and compassion. In the gospel Jesus raised the son of the widow from Nain from death because his heart was moved with compassion. He even healed the ear of Malchus, the servant of the high priest who was one of those in the Garden to arrest Jesus. He had compassion on all who came to Him in humility.
God has so much to give us even in our last days, a sense of peace, a greater sense of His love, the grace to forgive those who’ve hurt us, the grace to love better, maybe even more time. Doctors often are amazed by what God does. I knew one lady diagnosed with terminal cancer when her granddaughter was in 1st or 2nd grade. She lived to see her graduate from high school. I know of other people whose cancer disappeared or contracted so a surgeon was able to remove all of it. How do we know what God will do if we don’t come to Him in faith, trusting Him to do what is best? How will we know if we don’t open ourselves up to Him!
There is so much God can do if we come to Him. It may be that our healing, whether spiritual, emotional, and physical or all 3 will be the instrument He uses to bring our children back to Him.
We have to understand that God loves us so much, so deeply that we could never imagine it. A million years will not be long enough to understand the depth of His love for each one of us. He passionately wants to bless us but He wants us to come to Him. He will not force His love on us. He waits for us to open ourselves to His love so that He can pour His love upon us.
Yes, we all have to die but how we die makes a big difference. God can take us home in an instant. We can go out serving the Lord, one way or another right up to our last day. Or we can spend our last days in pain or a morphine induced stupor, unaware of anything.
As long as we are alive there is hope in the Lord. If we open ourselves up to Him, He can bless us, our family and those around us. Death can be a joyful experience, a memory cherished by our family. It can be an experience we share with the Lord. He wants to go through it with us. Why go through it alone? We are not meant to be like John Wayne in the movies. God has something so much better for us. All we have to do is come to Him.
I beg you not to John Wayne it but to go to God in every way you can to ask for His love, grace and blessing. Don’t just accept illness or disease. Go to God. We were created to depend on God. We are supposed to come to Him with our problems. That is what He wants for us to come to Him to trust in Him and depend on Him. He will bless you in the way best for you according to His plan for you.