“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15
First of all, let’s be clear. God is not the author of your sickness or disease. To discover God’s will concerning healing for your body you need to look no farther than at the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In John 14:9 Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” In John 1:14 it says of Jesus, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” In other words, Jesus Christ is the will of God walking and talking upon the earth. Hebrews 1:3 calls Him the express image of God. And Colossians 1:15 says, “He is the image of the invisible God.”
Everything that Jesus said and did when He was upon the earth was a perfect revelation of the nature and will of God. If Jesus did not say it or do it, it is because God the Father does not say it or do it! And nowhere in the Scripture do we see Jesus putting sickness on people. Nor do we ever see Him turning a sick person away, telling them that it is not God’s will to heal them. Never! Not even one time! Yet, time and time again we see Him healing multitudes.
There is something very important that you need to know about Job. The Book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. It was written BEFORE Genesis. Job lived before Abraham so, Job’s knowledge of God was very limited. He did not have the advantage of having the Scriptures like we do today. In Job 38:2 God told Job that he had spoken without proper knowledge when He asked Job, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE?” Later in Job 42:3, Job humbles himself and admits that he spoke about things that he did not understand. “You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand.”
Many of the things that Job said about God while he was going through his trial were wrong. For example, in Job 1:21 he spoke ignorantly when he said, “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.” God does not give blessings and then take them away. Jesus made it very clear that Satan is the one who “takes away” when in John 10:10 He called the him a thief. In Matthew 7:11 Jesus said that our heavenly Father gives good things to those that ask Him. He said nothing about God taking them away.
In Job 13:15 once again Job ignorantly accused God for His trouble and sickness. Sadly, even today with free access to God’s Word, millions of Christians still accuse God for their sickness, believing that He is either trying to teach them something or punishing them for sin in their life. However, God would never try to teach us by using something that Jesus has redeemed us from.
However, Job is to be commended because he said, “YET WILL I TRUST HIM.” Even though Job did not understand who or why tragedy had struck his life, he made a decision to continue to trust God. It was because Job continued to trust God, even when he didn’t understand, that he was eventually delivered from His captivity (See Job 42:10.)
Today, you may not understand why sickness has struck your body, but I want to encourage you to continue to put your faith and trust in God’s Word. Do not look at your circumstances and do not let go of your faith. Keep your eyes fixed on God’s Word, because He is faithful that promised! (Hebrews 10:23)
Confession: God’s Word is true and His promises cannot fail. I choose to trust and believe God’s Word regardless of my circumstances.