Do you ever wonder why some people are healed and others are not? I am asked about this regularly and it’s a question I take seriously because it’s not abstract to me. It’s a right-here, right-now issue for us. So I have studied. And pondered. And studied. And pondered still more. And I’ve arrived at an answer.
The answer to why some are healed and some are not is: I don’t know.
Steve and I could spend time, energy and emotion trying to connect the dots and get all the colors to match up on the doctrinal Rubik’s cube, but that’s not what I want to do. Instead, when I’m faced with something I don’t understand or can’t possibly know about the nature of God or the decisions He makes, I choose to stand on what I do know.
I know that He is good.
I know He is kind.
I know His work is trustworthy.
I know that when I get to heaven I will owe Him everything and He will owe me nothing.
And this is enough for me. It may seem like taking the easy way out theologically, but I can assure you: nothing about this is easy. When our experience seems to conflict with the promises of the Word, it’s hard. It’s painful. But our commitment to trust Him stands when He outperforms our expectations and it also stands when life is not as we thought it would be. I will trust Him without conditions, without apology to those who don’t understand and without regret. Because what I do know is enough to hold my faith steady through the storms that are caused by what I don’t know.
The comments door is open wide – feel free to weigh in. Are there any areas where it’s difficult to trust God’s sovereignty? Have you ever felt disillusioned with the divine? How do you handle spiritual disappointment? Deep water for a Wednesday, I know, but I’d love to hear from you.