An elderly friend was not doing so well after emergency surgery to alleviate pressure from a blood clot that was slowly cutting off her airway. One of our pastors prayed over her that God would perform a miracle and heal her so that God could be glorified. God answered that prayer and within hours she was taken off all the machines and was smiling and breathing without the trachea. WOW, God is so awesome.
Within a couple of hours of hearing this wonderful news, I received a text that another lady (my dear friend’s sister) that we had been praying for since December 6th went home to be with the Lord. She had been dealing with complications from not being treated properly for pneumonia by the first hospital she visited and complications set in causing a domino affect of additional health issues.
I don’t understand it. I don’t understand why God answers some prayers and doesn’t answer others. I don’t know how to explain it when people ask that question and I don’t know how to comfort when they don’t understand.
What I do know is that Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 tells us there is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heaven including a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
I also know that Paul tells us in Romans 8:28 that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.
I don’t understand and I can’t explain it to someone to help them understand. The only thing I know is that God is faithful, true and loving and hates to see us hurt. But when we do, He is there to comfort and use every single thing to bring good to us through Him. Trust in Him through all seasons.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.