Have you ever experienced the healing presence of Jesus? Oftentimes, I hear people say “If God is all-loving, why would He give us sickness like cancer?” I would ponder this same exact question in my head before I came to know Jesus as my healer. That question is fair, to say the least, “Why does cancer exist?” people ask. Tons of people across the globe are affected by it every day. “If Jesus is all-loving and all-powerful, why doesn’t He just get rid of it for good?” These are all really good questions and nobody really has a definite answer to them. But, what we do have is God’s word to lean on as well as the moments we have experiencing His presence. Like it says in Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
During my own season of battling cancer, I gained this revelation when I experienced the tangible presence of Jesus for the first time in my hospital bed one night. I felt nothing but peace at that moment and for a split second, it was almost as if I forgot I was sick. Nothing else was more important than His glorious presence as I sat at His feet.
People would fire back the same question, “Why would the same God who gave you cancer in the first place, give you peace to endure it?” At age 15, the answer was obvious to me and it still is. I replied back, “Because God didn’t give me cancer.” Now, as you can imagine this conversation went on easily for another ten minutes and everything was put into question.
But, the same thing remains. God is Love. He’s also Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control like it says in Galatians 5:22-26. Cancer isn’t His nature. Sickness isn’t who He is and it’s not something He gives to us. We have the world to blame for that.
In Jesus’ Name
I encourage you today that if you need healing in your body, or know someone who does, God still continues to heal today. In fact, it’s His nature to do that for you as His sons and daughters. I’ve been in remission for five years now and fully believe that Jesus healed me. Simply because it’s who He is. I urge you to call on the name of Jesus and see what happens. If He can show up for someone who called on His name and wasn’t even quite sure He was real, then He can show up for you too.
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