“I don’t believe Jesus heals…”
My 6 year old daughter dropped that on her dad a few days ago. He told me about it and I smiled. I knew just what she meant and how she felt.
There was a history to that question…
My 2 year old had some really painful boils on his head and we prayed about it and put him on medication. The very next day, she went to check his head and the boils were still there, so she turned to her father and said that to him.
I explained to her that it might seem that way and I understood why she thought so. Sometimes, Jesus heals immediately, but most times, he starts the healing on the inside and it takes a while before it shows outside. That does not mean he is not healing the wound, it’s just taking a process.
To buttress my point, a couple of days later, the boils began to disappear.
“Do you still think that Jesus does not heal?” I asked her.
She grinned at me and shook her head, “Jesus heals. He just starts from the inside sometimes.”
Hearing my words repeated at me brought a smile to my face. You see, God had already brought me through that state. I got to a place where I told God…
“I know you answer prayers, but sometimes I feel you just don’t answer mine.”
And then he reminded me that sometimes, the answer to our prayers starts long before we can see the reality.
It does not matter how long you have prayed, God hears and he is working out your miracle. The process might seem slow, but it will be complete. Not one element will be missing from it.