The most difficult moments in the ministry (the healing ministry) is not when someone is actually not healed or when some dies. It’s when someone ask “why is the person not healed?” I have had many giving easy and cliché answers. Here is a top 10:
- You don’t have faith;
- You have unconfessed sins;
- Generation curse;
- God is teaching us a lesson;
- It’s God’s will for us to suffer;
- God wants to be punished as there are sins in our lives;
- We did not tithe;
- You did not pray long enough;
- God does not heal anymore; and
- It is god who gave you the sickness.
Today, I received heartbreaking news of a death despite the manifestation of healing. I am sadden and puzzled and grapple with the question, “why?” I realized this. God does not answer the way we do. He does not provide us with a reason. He is god. He doesn’t us a reason.
Many at times we demand an answer to understand the logic. But God is not logical. He is good but He is not logical. He is love but he is not comprehensible. In my solace I asked the Spirit for an answer, there was none. None except this. Jesus wept.
There are moments god offers no answer for our pain or loss except this. He weeps. No answer in theology. No answer in scripture. No answer in logic. Just this: Jesus wept. He weeps for your loss. He weeps for your pain. He weeps along with you. That’s his answer. His tears. This is where I find my comfort. In his tears.
15 for we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are –yet was without sin.
Thought for the day
The spirit himself pleads on our behalf with groanings too deep for words (Romans 8:26)