Jesus the Son of the living God asked in Luke 11 13 'If you then being evil know how to give good things to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to them that ask him?
Can’t you see? It is a pleasure for God to give you good things, like health, freedom from pain and suffering, freedom and liberty from the fear of the future.
Listen please let His words permeate your very soul... Christ himself took your infirmities and carried his sicknesses Matt, 8:17 He himself carried the pain and the agony you have suffered so that you can be free from such suffering.
Some may say in their foolishness that God allows such things; tell me would you as a mother do such a thing against your child? Or would you wish it upon another, even an enemy?
Of course not; the Christ in you would never allow you to do or even think such a thing. James writes in 1 James 1:13 'Let no man say when he is tempted (tested) that he is temped of God for God cannot be tempted with evil neither temps he any man'
Listen; you can use the trial you are going through as a stepping stone to greater heights in Christ or allow the enemy to use it as a hammer to destroy your joy and rob you of peace.
You can see it as an obstacle or an opportunity, a wall or a door, a barrier or a pathway to greater things in God. These are not smart words that anyone can speak they are truths that set men free.
Please hear this truth and allow it to enable you to rise up against the lie that God would say, No!!
John writes in 1 John 5:`4-15 And this is the ‘confidence’ we have in Him, that if we ask 'anything' according to His will he hears us; and 'if we know' that he hears us we 'have' the petitions we desired of him’ allow me to plant this in good ground and let it take root and bring forth fruit for you.
If you ask 'anything' listen does ‘anything’ cover all your problems? Does it not cover your need for sleep and for freedom? Of course it covers all that you could ever dream of...
'According to his will' this is where most believers are caught out, is it Gods will to heal me?
listen child of God; is it not always Gods will to give you what Christ purchased at Calvary, is it not written that Jesus himself took your infirmities and carried your sicknesses Matt. 8:17 and by his stripes you were healed? 1 Peter 2:24
Surely you can have confidence in Christ? Who else cannot lie and does not change? is it not written that 'every good and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights in whom there is no variableness and no shadow of turning' James 1:17. Surely you can have total confidence in the man who died for you?
Even the Psalmist David after he had sinned against God turned and applauded God in Psalm 103 when he exhorted us to 'bless God and remember all his benefits, who forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases?
Did not God introduce himself to Moses as healer when he said ' I am the Lord that heals you' Exodus 15:26
Listen child of God; it is written that even though Israel murmured against God 'not one of them were feeble nor did their shoes or clothes wear out' It seems to me that shoe leather has more faith to believe and trust Gods word than his children.
Now to knock the lie that God may say no to healing you completely;
The Apostle John, the one who knew Christ more intimately than all the others write in 3 John 2 'Beloved I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers'
Now back to John’s writings in 1 John Chapter 5 'He hears us and if we know he hears us'
Tell me do you truly believe that God hears and answers the prayers of his children? No? Let me then ask this; if your child was dying and in need of an operation you could afford would you deny it? Neither would God let his beloved children die in pain and sickness.
Ok; so we see that its ‘Gods will to heal’ we have ‘confidence’ that when we ask 'anything’ he wills to give it to us for his names sake...
So now we know he has heard our prayers what next? Look again at verse 15, if we know he has heard us we know we have the petitions we have desired of him.
This is the confidence the Lord is seeking from us all, confidence that a child would have if its mother spoke of love and if its father affirmed it as his own.
Confidence born out of relationship that says 'because he loves me he answers me when i pray' Does he heal everyone? it is written again in Matt.8:16 and elsewhere he healed them 'all'
Did he ever refuse anyone? No, why would he start now when Christ paid such a terrible price?
The one that healed old arrogant Namman, 2 Kings 5, the one that healed the doubting Leper, Matthew 8:2 and the one who gave a blind man sight still heals all who come to him and all who are brought to him.
Perhaps you feel as though this is your cross; please allow me to say this; he will never expect you to carry something that He has already carried to Calvary.
You are not a donkey made to carry burdens, you are a child with a saviour who is the 'burden bearer' the one who carried your sins and mine to the cross.
Listen; please, you are not expected to do anything of yourself to get better, Christ is the Healer not you, tell me; would fasting heal you quicker that the word of God? No!! Father sends good things to his children’
Its not prayer that brings the victory, its praise for praise is a declaration that 'you have asked according to his will, that you know he has heard you and that you are waiting in full confidence that the answers is on it’s way'
Catch these truths and you will walk taller than ever, you will rise above this cursed thing and be a man or woman of valour having proved God's greatness, goodness, mercy and grace...