As a caregiver have you ever wondered why God does not heal your loved one’s devastating disease? Why did your loved one get his or her awful disease in the first place? Jesus Christ performed many miracles during His lifetime. Why doesn’t He perform a miracle in your loved one’s life? As a caregiver have you ever asked yourself these questions?
Jesus’ miracles in the Bible prove that He is a God of
compassion and a God of healing. It proves that He cares about people
with great needs. These miracles also prove that He is the Son of
God. They further prove that He is a promise keeping God.
So why does God heal some people and not others? About a year
after my husband was diagnosed with His serious neurological disease
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After eight months of
treatment including chemo, a mastectomy, and radiation l am
still doing well several years later. After four and one half years
of suffering the declines and indignities of his disease, however, my
husband died on January 2, 2011. So why was I healed, and my
husband was not?
God IS a God of healing, and He DOES care about us, but He sees
the big picture when we do not. He says to us as His children, “I
am the One who was promised to you long ago. I am the One who saved
you from your sins and made you My child. That in itself
proves I am a God of miracles, and I have done a miracle in your
life. I am the ultimate answer to all of your needs.”
Some people believe that Jesus Christ’s miracles prove that He
will heal all of our bodily diseases. God at times has a
reason for not healing all of our bodily diseases, however. Sometimes
He has a greater purpose for those people who are not healed from
their diseases. Often people can bring greater glory to God
through their steadfastness in the midst of their disease.
For those who believe God will heal every bodily disease God says,
“You have missed the point of my healing! You just don’t get it!
You are so focused on what you hope to receive from Me that
You have missed ME. I am the great God of the universe who loves you
with an infinite love, and I want to give you much more than physical
healing. I want to give you MYSELF!”
Dear Christian caregiver, embrace the God of ultimate healing and
the God who will meet all your ultimate needs. Ask Him to give you a
willing heart to embrace His plan and purpose for your life even in
the heartaches of care-giving and often seeing your loved one
decline in his or her health. Embrace Him.
(This post is a chapter in my book Dear Care-giver Reflections for
Family Caregivers. It can be purchased from Xulon, my publisher, and
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