CHURCH CORNER: It’s God’s Will

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Unfortunately sometimes a visit to the doctor can bring about some bad news. What started out as a minor problem ends up being a frightening diagnosis. At moments like these, it is not uncommon for us to try and find comfort by telling ourselves, “It’s just God’s will”. Not it is not… Ever. It is not God’s will for anyone to get sick. Sickness never has been, is not now, and never will be part of God’s plan for your life.

Can God teach us things through sickness? Yes. Can God use sickness to bring us closer to Christ, to mend broken family relationships, etc.? Definitely. That however, doesn’t mean that the sickness was part of God’s plan. I have made more than a few bad choices in my life. Each time, God used my failure to teach me, build up my character, and draw me closer to Him. That doesn’t mean it was God’s will for me to sin. It certainly doesn’t mean that falling into sin was part of God’s plan for my life. It means that God meant what He said in Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28

It’s the same with sickness. God may choose to work in your sickness to bring glory to Himself, to draw you closer to Him, to draw your family closer together, but rest assured, you getting sick, was never God’s plan for your life. So with that being the case, where then does sickness come from? There are a lot of ways to answer that. The simplest answer however is, sin. Specifically, the sin of Adam and Eve. When Adam and Even sinned in the Garden of Eden sickness, disease, cancer, and all other kinds of infirmity entered the world. Sickness, cancer, and disease are all part of the curse which the world is now under due to Adam’s sin. Acts 10:38 tells us that those who are sick are under the oppression of the devil.

how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. –Acts 8:38

When Jesus died on the cross, He defeated Satan’s works including sickness. One way you can know that healing can be yours today is by resting in the knowledge that this infirmity you are currently going through, is not God’s will for your life. This truth can be a turning point for you. Understanding and embracing this truth can be the starting point for you receiving your healing. Once you understand that God doesn’t want you to be sick, and that Christ came to defeat Satan’s plan for sickness, it positions you to receive from God your healing purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ.