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Will I recover from my illness?

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Thank you for your question about healing and God's power.

We are not able to know what your illness is, nor whether it is a serious life threatening condition or a liveable but inconvenient one. Regardless, I encourage you to speak to a medical professional about your condition. Through his common grace, God has blessed our modern world with doctors who have the best science and medicine available. God may choose to use the doctor's knowledge to make you better. Thank God for them and use them.

Throughout the Bible, especially in the New Testament, many people were healed of a number of different medical problems. From blindness (John 9), leprosy (Matthew 8:1-4) and even death (John 11), Jesus healed to demonstrate the power of God and his authority over our broken world. We see this authority continue in the early church, where Peter heals a lame beggar (Acts 3:1-10).

We firmly believe that it is possible that God can heal today. Indeed, there are countless cases around the world where individuals have been healed of all sorts of conditions by the power of God, for his glory. For this reason, read your Bible and be encouraged with the healing that God has done. Pray with your friends and family, that you may know the power of God in your life. Praise God for his good works and his mighty power.

However, we do have to be realistic and recognise that God, in his divine wisdom, may choose not to heal some people or may require them to wait. This is not as a punishment, but this may be to develop and build perseverance in their life. It may also give you an opportunity to seek God all the more as you go through your circumstances.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him (James 1:12)

The sad fact of life is that all of us will die one day, be it in the near future or in many years' time. However, there is hope for those who have faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. For the Christian, death is simply a passing into glory; away from this fallen world and into the presence of our creator. This should fill us with joy, knowing what is written: "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4).

If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then I encourage you to do so. You can have confidence that God is with you in all circumstances of life and know that an eternal future is yours, free from all pain and suffering.

In summary, the Bible shows the evidence that God can heal and it is possible that you will recover from your illness. However, it is also possible that God will not heal you, but he is preparing you for a life of eternity, where disease and death will no longer exist, and we will rejoice together in the presence of almighty God.

I hope this answer helps you to find peace with God through Jesus Christ. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: Watch the video

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*All Scripture references are taken From The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

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