The other night I was awakened from sleep, hearing a voice, “What about when God doesn’t heal?”  I answered softly so as not to wake my wife, and said, “God always heals.”, and I went back to sleep.  Several times during the night, I heard this voice again, and each time I said the same thing, “God always heals.”  What was going on?

        Of course, I recognized this was not the voice of the Holy Spirit, because it was absolutely contrary to the Word of God.  You see, God never does anything contrary to His Word.  He may do things in addition to His word, special things, under special circumstances, but He never violates His Word.

         Jenny and I were on a ministry trip to teach about how to receive healing, and the devil had the nerve to come and wake me up in the middle of the night to tell me that my God is a liar.  Imagine that!   He was up to his usual tricks to stir up doubt and unbelief.  But he picked the wrong person, because I’m not buying it.

        What about when things in your life don’t seem to line up with the Word of God?  Does that make His Word void?  No.  The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 3:1-4,  What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?  Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.  For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?  God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.             

       You see, when the devil comes to talk with you, he will always bring up your seemingly impossible situation, and then he begins the attack by trying to cast doubt in your mind on the integrity of the Word of God. He may tell you that God helped another person, but He won’t do it for you. And if you believe the devil’s lies, guess what? You won’t get anything from the Lord.  It doesn’t matter if you need finances, salvation for your family members, deliverance from an addiction, healing, or whatever.  With God, when you doubt, you do without.  It’s as simple as that.

        One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 103:2-3 where it says, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” If I believed God would forgive some of my sins, but not all of them, I would live the rest of my life subject to guilt and condemnation. But thank God, He forgave them all!  If I believed God would heal some of my diseases, I would always wonder which diseases He would heal. And, of course, the devil would always tell me, “Not THIS disease.”  I could even tell him, “God healed me of cancer”, and yet he would insist, “Maybe so, but He won’t heal you from THIS disease.”  Would my unbelief nullify God’s word concerning salvation or healing?  No, but it would sure keep me from having the benefit of it.

          When I’m praying for healing for someone, what if I had to wonder every time if it’s God’s will to heal them?   It would be politically incorrect to pray for the healing of the wrong person, wouldn’t it?  Then the devil could run me silly trying to find the right one to pray for, else I might be praying against the will of God.   But thankfully, God settled that with His Word in Psalm 103:3, plus many other verses as well.  He doesn’t want any of us to be sick!

         There has to be a settling of accounts with you at some point, where the devil cannot come to you and get you dwelling on “What about when God doesn’t heal?”  When you are settled in your heart on this, I mean absolutely settled, the thought cannot take root in your spirit, but you rise up and cast it out like last week’s stinky trash. 

         God’s word even tells us what benefits we can expect to get in our “retirement package”.    Don’t you know that after working several years for a company, if they said they’d like you to be willing to give up your retirement benefits, you’d tell them “NO WAY!!  FORGET IT!”   But yet, when God says He forgives all our sins, and heals all our diseases, and will satisfy us with long life and will show us His salvation, we are willing to let the devil talk us out of some of them.  Why?  We haven’t become SETTLED!  Sometimes being stubborn is a good thing.  It can keep us from being talked out of what belongs to us. But lacking that quality of “settled”, we can get looking at symptoms of sickness, and our faith should rise up and cast it off as the lie it truly is, but doesn’t.  Instead, we may listen to what someone tells us happened to someone they know who had the same symptoms.  They may say, “Your doctor says you have Effizooty?   Oh my God!! My Aunt Zelda had Effizooty!! And she died, and SHE loved God, and taught Sunday school for over 46 years!  And the devil shouts, “What are you going to do????? What are you going to do???”  And your spirit sinks in despair.

             The devil always knows of someone who died of whatever you’re suffering with, whether it be someone who died from a paper cut on their finger, or some kind of cancer, and will tell your best friend so they can tell you.  Why?  So they can help the devil along by putting you in doubt God and fear.   Or we listen to a doctor’s report and accept their report over what the Word of God says about us.  Now, doctors aren’t necessarily bad, but they’re limited to what they know about the body from what they’ve been taught in medical school.

             On the other hand, those who believe God’s Word about healing are not limited by that, because we have inside information.  We have the Word of God that is not limited by physical circumstances or earthly knowledge.  Remember God?  Oh yeah, He’s the One who created us. He doesn’t seem to get in fear when we pray and tell Him we have been diagnosed with cancer.  Why not?   Is it because He’s God, and He knows all the doctors?  No. It’s because He has the cure.  He knows all our sicknesses and diseases were laid upon Jesus and He carried them away from us.  Where did He take them?  I don’t know, and I don’t care.  All I know is that I don’t have any of them and you don’t have to either.

             Get that settled now, and when the devil asks you, “What about when God doesn’t heal?”, your answer will be “GOD ALWAYS HEALS!”