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Ya know.. Just because you are a fervent believer in God does not mean God is REQUIRED to ‘heal’ you. He is not REQUIRED to make you rich or make you live youthful & beautiful forever on this earth.

We suffer from a lack of humility as humans toward God..  Many of us believe that “WE ARE HEALED” (when we aren’t) as well.   For years, many believers would tell me “Pauli, you are HEALED from that clinical depression!”  NO,  I was not.  I learned to live with my affliction.  I learned to watch my body.   I learned how to stay out of reckless decision making.   I learned to not allow people to “Lord it over me”.

In America, we suffered a ‘name it, claim it’ mentality. “NAME IT, CLAIM IT” is not a good thing in many ways. It taught many to be spoiled brats ‘for’ God. AND:

There are reasons God does not choose to just ‘heal’ everyone in the blinking of an eye. He will do as he pleases.
Maybe God is unhappy with an attitude you have? Maybe he wants to build character? …MAYBE he wants you free of the Magic God” Hollywood, “I NEED IT NOW” personality many of us are afflicted with.Whatever the case may be, God is NOT *required* to do what you want him to do. He is God, not you.  He knows what is best, not you.  He knows you better than you know you.

In the NT, the book of James 5,says:

‘Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.


15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.’

We live in a FALLEN world. Gods will was that Adam and Eve never eat the fruit!!
But, because they did, we will have pain, suffering, poverty, etc.
Its CHARACTER that lives on.

It is CHARACTER that is memorable.

It is CHARACTER that can make or break decisions in your life.

Desire character above healing.

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