Sickness is Not from God
The topic of healing is one that has become controversial within the church today and it truly grieves me heart. I have no doubt it grieves the heart of the Father that his own sons and daughters would think that he would give them sickness. What kind of Father would do such a thing?
For some, this truth, sickness is not from God, is one you already know. If that is you, then I am so glad. However, this post is necessary because I constantly read and hear of men and women believing the lie that Father God sent them sickness.
I want to first share one of my top core values which is God is good. My blog has this value weaved throughout all the posts. Jessica and I also recently talked about it on A Cup Full of Hope Podcast here.
But how can God be good if he sends sickness? He can’t! No loving Father can give sickness. He can’t give cancer or infertility or the flu or anything else. Can you imagine any earthly parent doing so? Can you imagine a dad infecting their child with the flu? Absolutely not! That would be considered abuse.
Matthew 7:9-11 says, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” God can only give good gifts!
So why has it become okay and normal for Christians to blame God for sending sickness? My assumption is those who believe God sends sickness have hurts, pains and disappointments from their past that have caused their heart to harden enough to create such a toxic theology. A person who has created a theology around God sending bad things has very much built their theology on their circumstances and experiences instead of the Word of God.
John 5:19 says, “So Jesus explained, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.'”
Did Jesus ever give sickness to anyone? Absolutely not! What he did do was heal everyone who came to him! What he did do was suffer a brutal death on the cross so you and I can receive healing! If Jesus can only do what God did, then why are we blaming God for causing sickness?
One of my favorite pastors said he believes we would never have to discuss this topic if we had a true revelation of the Father’s love towards us and I can’t agree with that more. Those that believe they have an abusive God who inflicts pain and sickness clearly don’t know how loved they are.
The belief that God gave you sickness to teach you a lesson or so he can receive glory from your story will forever keep you in bondage. It will prevent you from entering an intimate relationship with Jesus. You won’t have a close Father, you will instead have a distant God. But there is good news because today is a new day and you now have an opportunity to uproot any lies you are believing and plant the truth that God is in fact, good! My prayer today is that your eyes will be opened to believing this truth.
I will leave you with this thought I have shared so many times before. I can not give you what I do not have. If I do not have $1,000, then I can’t give it to you. The same holds true for God. He can’t give away what he doesn’t have. It really is that simple.
Let’s stop using the victim card and blaming an amazing and perfect Father for what he didn’t do. He is not the author of any sickness, no matter how small or large it might be. He is a good Father who instead loves, heals and desires an intimate relationship with every one of his sons and daughters.
If you are currently seeking healing from sickness, I encourage you to head to this post and declare these truths over your situation! If you currently need a revelation of the Father’s love for you, I encourage you to head to this post.
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