“After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days.” Job 42:16-17
The devil has used the story of Job to inflict doubt in the hearts and minds of God’s people regarding whether or not it is always God’s will to heal the sick or not. However, did you know that the book of Job actually proves that it is God’s will to heal the sick? You see, most people only focus on the beginning of the book of Job, with all of the tragedy and sickness, and forget about the end of the book where God heals and restores back to Job twice as much as he ever had.
It is at the end of the book where we see God’s will come to pass in Job’s life. After Job repents (Job 42:6) God is able to once again put a hedge of protection around his life and heal his body. It had never been God’s will for Job to suffer in the first place. And once Job gained the knowledge of God and of His ways that he had lacked earlier, Satan was never able to afflict him again!
Most theologians tell us that Job’s troubles lasted no longer than 9 months to a year. The devil would have you and me believe that Job lived a life of pain and suffering. He would like you to believe that like Job, it is God’s will for you to suffer with sickness and disease. However, nothing could be further from the truth!
Job did not live a life of pain and suffering! Job lived a life of health, wealth and blessing! After God healed him, he lived 140 years with perfect health and prosperity. That doesn’t sound like a terrible life to me. In fact, we should be praying for God to give us EXACTLY what Job had!
So, don’t fall for one of the devil’s oldest tricks in the book! It is NOT God’s will for you to suffer with sickness or pain in your body. It is His will for you to be healed and to live a long healthy life just like Job.
Prayer: I thank you Lord that it is always Your will to heal me when I am sick. I ask You to bless me with health, long life and prosperity just like you blessed Job. In Jesus’ name, amen.