Did you know that God does not always grant healing. In reading a reference book titled Find it Fast in the Bible by Ron Rhodes (2000). He points out in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 that Paul had a thorn in his flesh. “To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
How powerful a statement. “My grace is sufficient for you.” Healing is found in our seeking Him out. We may still have the pain at the end of the day, or the sadness in our hearts, but we are not alone. He is made perfect in our weakness. He is there with us through it all. When we find strength in His grace or we share our testimony with others He is made perfect from our weakness.
I read last night in Genesis 32:25-26 that Jacob was touched on his hip when he wrestled with God and that he was never healed of the physical wound. “When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.But Jacob replied, I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Jacob did not care about the physical pain he was enduring. All he wanted was Gods blessing.
In it all the suffering has a purpose. Romans 5:3 states “Rejoice in suffering.” We are to use all things in our lives, the joy, sadness, anger and pain (physical and emotional) to glorify the Lord. It all comes down to having Faith in His purpose for us and allowing His will to be done in our lives. We must seek Him out in our times of need and accept the result in which He provides it because His grace is good enough.
Bible verses found @ http://biblegateway.com NIV Translation