Where’s My Miracle?
What to do when God doesn’t heal you
Nothing can describe the horror of hearing doctors say, "You will never walk or use your hands again.”
Or — "You have cancer. I’m afraid it’s terminal.”
Like many people, you look to the Lord and pray for healing. You have friends and the pastor pray for you, but nothing happens. You read Scripture and claim the promises. You even have someone anoint you with oil or go to a healing crusade. But God doesn’t give you your miracle.
You confess every possible sin and search your heart for any unconfessed sin. Your faith is strong and you tell everyone you will be healed, yet nothing seems to happen.
You feel that God is playing a cruel joke or start to blame yourself for a lack of faith.
And that’s a shame when Christians feel that way…
The truth is that God certainly can heal and sometimes does heal people in a miraculous way. But the Bible does not teach that he will always heal those who come to him in faith.
The big question is:
What does the Bible REALLY teach about healing?
The key is to understand God’s ultimate goal for your life. You need to—
•Find joy in knowing God’s priorities for your life.
•Know the comfort of the biblical promises.
•Enthusiastically embrace God’s will for your life.
You can find the joy of serving God despite unanswered prayer in this ebook. In just 30 minutes or less, you will unlock the door to a new attitude toward life.
The topic of unanswered prayer is an issue that author, Joni Eareckson Tada, can speak to personally: A diving accident in 1967, when she was 17, left her a quadriplegic. She has lived 45 years in a wheelchair and she has experienced her share of ups and downs. "But,” she says, "oh, the difference the grace of God has made in my life.”
Let Joni tell you her secrets to peace and joy, despite her wheelchair. She has spent decades studying the Word of God. She knows that God does not enjoy seeing your pain and frustration. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life so that you can have peace.
She has taken her most important insights on turning unanswered prayer into a life of joy (not anxiety) and has encapsulated them into this ebook. Whether you or a loved one is suffering. This ebook will bring you some help to break free from the strangle hold of fear and worry when God doesn’t seem to answer.
In this ebook, you will find hope. Joni tells her story of facing the news of being paralyzed the rest of her life. Joni shows you the right way and the wrong way of coming to the Lord for healing. She tells how she dealt with unanswered prayer and passes her tips onto others.
You can find freedom from wondering if God is rejecting you. Joni has been there and she shows you the way to peace and joy using biblical principles.
About the Author
Joni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, she embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God’s perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.
•Read panels 1-2. Joni tells her own story of being paralyzed and praying for healing without success. She offers several insights as to why God might not heal a broken body or a broken marriage when we pray. Which of these insights speak to you?
•Read panels 3-4. Why is it important to have a biblical view of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom view toward healing? If Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is now at hand, why doesn’t that mean healing for everyone right now? What are some reasons that God might not heal a person?
•Read panel 5-7. Joni discusses several claims that people make that she believes are not biblical. Do you agree? Look at the verses on page 6. These appear to be absolute promises, but are they? What do you believe about these verses and why? Why is it important to pray, "If it be thy will”?
•Read panels 8-9. How could it be God’s will to deny a Christian’s request for healing? What good can come out of suffering emotionally and/or physically? What does it mean to pray in Jesus’ name? What do we learn about becoming more like Christ?
•Read panels 10-11. What are God’s true priorities? What, in your opinion, is true wholeness?
•Read panels 12-13. What will happen at the end of the age? Joni says, "I have discovered that there are more important things in life than walking.” What would you say is the most important thing God is doing through your life? How is it possible to give thanks in all circumstance, even in the midst of heart breaking physical or emotional pain?