Matthew 9: God IS able but does that mean He should?


Read Matthew 9

S.O.A.P. Matthew 9: 35

(Scripture. Observation. Application. Prayer.)

S – “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”

O – It is important we interpret this scripture correctly. "Healing EVERY disease and sickness" is referring to every variety or type of illness, rather than each individual case of illness. We often expect healing for ourselves or our loved ones and question God if it does not happen. We must remember, however, just because God is ABLE does not always mean that he SHOULD.

A- I understand that last sentence might be a little disheartening but allow me to elaborate. There is absolutely NOTHING God can not do. God sent His Son to earth in order display the unmatched power of God. Jesus healed every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. He did not, however, heal every person who was ill with disease or sickness. God absolutely asks us to have faith that He is able to heal and pray believing he will heal. We must understand though, if our prayer goes unanswered, there is no doubt the perfect will of God has been done. We must trust there is a reason, only God knows, as to why answering the prayer for healing was not a part of His perfect plan. This should not discourage us from having faith to believe God will heal when we ask Him to. Rather, we should be further inclined to pray, believing wholeheartedly, He is ABLE to do anything we ask of Him whilst trusting in His will.

P- Dear Heavenly Father, although I may not always know why you choose to heal some while not healing others, I trust your will is perfect. I thank you that I do not have to carry to weight of the world on my shoulders. I ask you to continue to give me the boldness to pray, believing with supernatural faith, in your power to heal and perform miracles. I pray, regardless of the outcome my prayers produce, I choose to trust your plan more than my own. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.