Everyday people have questions concerning healing. How can I be healed? How do I stay healed? Why won’t God heal me? Someone recently asked, “Is God mad with me? Is that why He won’t heal me?” This individual stated they had led an ungodly life and consequently had contracted a very serious illness. They wrote, “I am so tired of being sick. I know I sinned but I repented and changed my life. So why won’t God heal me?”
How many of us have ever asked, “Why won’t God…?” When prayers are not answered, over time we begin to wonder “why won’t God … heal me, deliver me, make a way for me, provide for me?” We may even ask, “Is God punishing me for past sins? Is God mad with me?”
We find the answer to every question concerning the Lord in the Bible. God is faithful to His Word. 1 John 1:9 states, if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing. Romans 4:7-8 says blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, whose sins are cover. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him. Scriptures assure us that if we are faithful to confess our sins and repent, then God is faithful to forgive. He does not keep a record of our wrongs.
Once, the Lord spoke to Pastor Kennedy, and said, “Name one reason I will not heal you” Everything she named the Lord came back with the same response, “but my Blood took care of that!” The Blood of Jesus erases our forgiven sins and allows us to receive our healing.
The Lord will not even remember we ever committed that sin! In Jeremiah 31:34 the Lord said, I will forgive their iniquities, I will remember their sin no more. God says He won’t remember our sin and goes on to assure us that the sin will be cast into the depths of the sea and He will never bring it up again (Micah 7:9). This is so encouraging! Once our sins are forgiven, God will not hold them against us and therefore He will certainly not withhold His healing provision from us.
When Jesus healed the man at the Pool of Bethesda, He told him to “go and sin no more.” We are not told the nature of the man’s sin but the context implies his physical condition was related to his sinful life. Jesus healed him and told him simply to go live whole and forgiven. This reveals the love and compassion of Jesus. Perhaps you have lived a life plagued with wrong choices. Perhaps you think God is angry, withholding healing from you. That simply is not true. God loves you. He wants to bless you. He wants you to walk free from sin and free from sickness.
God is not angry with you. He is slow to anger, full of compassion, abounding in mercy and loving-kindness. Love keeps no record of a wrong. God is love. Psalm 103 says, bless the Lord oh my soul…who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all thy disease.