If you don’t ask, you can’t recieve

Acts 9: 32-43:  After Jesus’ death and resurrection, Peter and the other disciples traveled and told the truth about Jesus. They visited and healed the sick.  I have heard the question “Why doesn’t Jesus heal us today?”  He does it states that by his stripes, we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) So do we not find healing because of lack of faith, because of our sins, our unrepentant mind, or is it God just does not care?  Remember that the hairs on your head are numbered Luke 12:7, Matthew 10:30.  God cares, I do not understand why some receive healing and others do not.  I do know that there are victories to be found in every ill wrought on us by the evil one. Sometimes it takes years to find the silver lining. Sometimes we see the silver lining immediately.  (The silver lining being good coming from the bad). It does after all state that God uses all for good. Romans 8:28.  Even when the worse things happen such as death of a loved one, God works it.  Last year a young teen from our church had a tragic death.  The good that came? Our youth group started to grow.  I know his family has found comfort in this fact. Does it take away all their pain? No probably not, they were crying on graduation Sunday.  Other holidays, are difficult. I am sure the birthday will be or was extremely difficult. But this young man belonged to God.  When he died God took him to be with him. Does that play into God healing some and not others? Maybe.  The point is he does heal; we would be foolish if we did not ask for healing. Just because so and so was not healed, does not mean that God will not heal you or your loved one. I still do not have an answer why some are not healed, but I do know that those that do not ask cannot receive. Matthew 7:7.  Oh and here is a catch, maybe the healing comes from seeking the right medical help.

32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”

39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.”She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.



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