Life is far from perfect; there will be heartbreak and there will be pain. The sad reality is that we often ignore God’s presence until we need Him the most. So when God doesn’t heal you, it’s not because He doesn’t love you or because He has forgotten you. It’s because He knows what’s best for you. Here are five reasons why God doesn’t heal you:
1. He’s Testing Your Faith
Faith is built from experience. How will we ever learn to trust God if we are always safe? When our lives seem to be going well, we can’t become lazy in our faith. True faith lasts even when the good times fade. When God doesn’t heal you, it can be His way of giving you a reality check. He is letting you know just how much you need Him.
2. You Don’t Expect Him To
Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Why ask for something you don’t expect to happen? We need to have a positive outlook, being confident in what we hope for. Asking for healing and then listing all the reasons why it hasn’t happened is not a healthy mindset. God calls us to have faith no matter the circumstances.
3. He’s Waiting For the Right Timing
Sometimes patience is all it takes for healing to begin. Take the story of Job for example. Satan believed Job was only faithful because God had blessed Him, so God allowed Satan to take everything away from Job. Yet instead of growing angry or bitter, Job stayed patient. He waited out the storm instead of fighting it, and God rewarded him for it. You may want healing now, but it will only happen in God’s perfect timing.
4. Your Priorities are Wrong
Why do you want to be healed? Do you want to be healed for your own comfort? Or do you want to be healed so that you can glorify God? If you are selfish about your desires, God will not grant them. Why would he help you become fuller of yourself? We should see suffering as just another way for us to build our faith in God and as a way to witness to others.
5. It’s Not His Will
God either wants you to be healed or He doesn’t, and He has a good reason for either situation. He can use your suffering to bring you closer to Him, or He can use your healing to bring others closer to Him. He loved us enough to send His son to die for us. Our struggles are nothing compared to what Jesus faced on the cross.
Romans 8:28 says, “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.”
Next time you struggle, instead of blaming God, try to evaluate the reason why you are not being healed. He uses the struggles of our pasts to help smoothen out our futures. Through the good and the bad, He is good.