And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. – James 5:15 (NIV)
When I was 14 years old, my grandma died from cancer. It was one of the hardest things I had gone through in my life up until that point. I had prayed and prayed for her, just like today’s Bible verse describes.
And yet, she died. It shook my faith.
What do we do when we face a result in our lives that seems to go against what we see in the Bible? How do we wrestle with the questions that challenge our faith? (Read more here)
First of all, we have to believe the Bible is true. And that even if we get results that seem different than what we see in the Bible, that doesn’t stop the Bible from being true.
For example, now that some years have passed, and I have more perspective on the situation, I realize that my grandma had already lived a full life. She had been fighting cancer for a long time, and she was really tired. She probably simply choose to go be with Jesus instead of continuing the fight here on earth.
So for my situation, my grandma’s choice was to go be with Jesus. And even though I selfishly wanted her to stay here on earth with me, she got to go and enjoy her reward in heaven.
The Bible is always true. It doesn’t matter if circumstances or situations seem otherwise, we have to base our faith firmly and God’s word and know that the Bible is always true.
There will be more to come on this topic next week…