What if God was sick?

Question: “What if God was sick and I could heal Him. What would be the considerations?”

Bible Answer

Let me present to you something that cannot happen, but still makes a good example for your consideration.

The other day while worshiping God, the thought came to me, what if God was sick.  My immediate response was, I love God and if I had the power to heal Him, I would immediately heal Him.  Then another thought came, what if I also had the wisdom of God and the power of God to look into the future as He dose.  With such awesome power, I would be able to see the ramification in the future of any action I might take now. What would be the effect of my present actions?  Would it help people in the future or hurt them?  Would it possible turn people away from God or toward God.  Would it bring God glory?  My actions could even effect the lives of those who have yet to be born.

Suddenly my desire to heal God takes on a new prospective. With the power of wisdom and seeing into the future, I move pass my love of God and wanting to heal him to evaluating the future from the perspective of the manifested results of my present actions and if I should or should not heal God based not on my present love and feelings for Him but on the future manifested results.

I submit that it is the same for God.  He loves us more than we can imagine and He wants to bless our lives including healing, but God also must look at each possibility.  If God was to immediately heal us, what would be the long term effect on us, those around us, and even on strangers. We may get busy with life and end up not even walking with God.  Do we have the maturity to use God’s healing wisely? For example, if a person was healed, they may go through life with little service for God’s kingdom, but if they remain sick, they may have many opportunity to speak to nurses, doctors, and others about the glory and salvation of God and have a much greater impact on them being sick and still honoring God than if they where well. Or possible He looks into the future and determines that a healing in say eight years would manifest more benefits than now.  A third possibility that we naturally do not like is that God looks into the future and determines that not healing us will produce the greatest benefit.  The benefit may be derived by the person that needs healing, by others, or possible God’s kingdom.  These are possibilities that only God is qualified to determine.

And that is where one of my favorite verses comes into play.  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Even when we are sick, we come to God in faith, praying for healing, believing that we are the healed of the Lord, but we must also trust that God, in His perfect timing, is going to do what is best for us and those we may effect.

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