Why Doesn’t Everyone Experience God’s Healing Touch?

At a recent charismatic meeting someone wondered why some people are healed and others have to suffer, What kind of loving God would allow that? How do we explain this? Maybe the fault lies not with God but with us.
Often the answer given by many people is that we lack the faith necessary to be healed and this may be true in some circumstances where people put their faith in a visible doctor and tangible medicine rather than an invisible God. However, I believe that the answer to this question is much more than that. It is more of our lack of understanding and acceptance of God’s love for us.
God wants much more for us than just our salvation. He wants more than we want ourselves. He wants what is best for us. Jesus came so that we might have life and have it abundantly. See John 10:10. He wants to bless us in ways we can’t imagine or understand but we must be open to this. He knows us intimately better even than we know ourselves. He sees all our pains and wounds, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, relational as well as physical. In His eyes we look like Jesus in the scene after the scourging in The Passion of the Christ when Pilate presented the incredibly beaten Christ to the crowd.
There is anger buried and repressed from grammar school, wounds inflicted on us by our family or peers, injuries and resentments that we’ve held on to and buried just eating away at us, taking its toll on our bodies and spirits. We haven’t forgiven others and often ourselves. We beat ourselves us and put ourselves down. We feel hopeless, afraid to open ourselves up to God’s love or unwilling to let go of the anger and resentment, unwilling to forgive, unwilling to let go of our sins and vices, unwilling to let God really heal us so we say no and fail to experience God’s healing love.
We may not even realize we are doing this. It is part of our fallen nature to hold onto control, to resist surrendering our will to God, to refuse to allow Him to do what God wants to do, what is best for us. As a consequence we miss out on the blessings God wants to give us.
And there are times when God’s best for us is to call us home out of this fallen world to be with Him forever. We can never forget this.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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