Ever wondered why God calls Himself a healer?
It is because He has the power to do all things; And He was certain that a day would come when you and I will be in need of a healer; so, He placed Himself right, on time.
As believers in Christ Jesus, we are automatically Children of God the Father; Friends of God the Friend and Servants of God the Master. Whichever side of God you choose to lean on, He makes Himself ready to provide for you in that capacity.
Now, ever wondered why someone would have complete access to everything He needs and still not use the access?
I mean, why would a Billionaire’s child live in penury while his father is a billionaire?
That’s how confusing it is when children of God encounter issues and run helter-skelter in search of solution, when they have God at their beck and call.
There is only so much that God can do for you. No matter how much access, power and guidance He provides you, you still need to take the step for yourself – The step of asking Him for help when you need it; The step of believing that you have received it and The step of patiently waiting for His work to be made manifest in your life.
Recently, I have been pondering on the question God asked Jeremiah,
‘Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?’
I mean, I guess the answer is Nothing, but then again, if Nothing is indeed too hard for God to do, why does it feel like when I encounter challenges and commit it into His hands, expecting that He solves it immediately, most times He doesn’t.
Sometimes, it feels like no matter how much faith I put in and belief I try to have, I still end up facing the challenge. Then battle with looking strong in front of the people who know how passionate I am about God and also know about the challenge I am facing.
I have been in a serious state of confusion until I came across the book of James this morning. James seems to have the answer to my confusion even though he gives it in the most tough loving way.
If have ever been in my shoes, let James talk to the both of us,
“My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure (suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently).
Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.
But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind.
People like that, unable to make up their minds and undecided in all they do, must not think that they will receive anything from the Lord.
James 1: 2-8.