Illness can be a mystery, especially when no obvious symptoms are present. One day you feel great; the next you struggle to get out of bed. As more and more doctors retire after a generation of service, the desperate will continue to cry out for help, “is there a doctor in the house?”
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.- James 5:15
Since 2012, I’ve battled a severe sinus infection that I can’t seem to shake. Headaches, fevers and periods of fatigue have whittled away my faith of ever improving. Perhaps, my condition are side affects from lyme disease that I first contracted in 1999. Whatever the reason for my recent ailments, I pray that a doctor will come to my rescue with the correct diagnosis and cure.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. – 3 John 1:2
Nonetheless, sometimes God allows a person to suffer without any signs of recovery. According to 2 Corinthians 12:7, the Lord struck the apostle Paul with a thorn in his flesh. This condition prevented Paul from becoming proud during his successful ministry on earth. Despite crying out for healing, his request did not get answered. Although I am currently waiting for insight, all I can do is trust God that one day soon my pain will fade away.
by Jay Mankus