As stated in my last blog, last Sundays sermon was about "Suffering," and this Sundays sermon was about "Healing." The series was about the Supernatural: When Prayer Invades the Natural. I wanted to share some notes that I took today that I found very helpful.
The sermon was split up into 3 parts: The "Do Know," The "Don't Know," and The "Who Knows."
1. The "Do Know"
-God is not the source of sickness, sin is. Even though we or someone we love probably doesn't get sick based on our sins directly, we live in a world of sin. No one is sin-free.
-God does supernaturally heal.
-All healing is temporary. We will all die at some point.
-God invites us to be a part of healing through prayer.
2. The "Don't Know"
-Why God does not heal some. God does not heal everyone, every time.
-We don't know what God sees. His ways and thoughts are much higher than ours.
(The pastor told us a story of him and his youngest son. They were in the car driving while his son was in the back seat playing legos. All of the sudden, Kevin (our pastor) slams on his brakes and the legos go everywhere. His son gets really angry with him because now his legos are everywhere and he has to clean them up. All his son knew was that this ruined what he was building with his legos. Later, Kevin sits his son down and says, "What you don't know about the car ride is that a deer ran out in front of our car and I slammed on brakes to keep you safe from harm and possibly save your life." )
His son didn't know what he saw.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
3. The "Who Knows"
(This is hope-filled)
-God might be gracious!
**The ultimate healing is eternal life, and he offers that to everyone who is willing to accept it.**
I hope that whatever you may be going through that these notes were helpful to you like they were for me!