When faced with a medical situation as a believer, should you go to the doctor or just pray? If you see a doctor, does it mean that you lack faith?
God uses doctors too. There are many pastors who are practicing physicians. They have faith and believe in the healing power of Jesus Christ. There are psychiatrists who are preachers and teachers of the infallible Word of God. They believe that one touch from God can turn things around. They believe that with God, all things are possible and that all power belongs to Him.
Joseph believed in God but also had physicians who served him. He “directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him” (Genesis 50:2)
Should you seek the doctor for treatment or just pray, believe and wait?
God is the ultimate healer. He is Jehovah Rapha. However, he gives strategies to doctors to apply to the cases of His children.
In some cases, a change of diet or lifestyle with progressive treatments will fix things. In some situations, undergoing treatment via a physician makes you have faith in God that perhaps was absent prior to the diagnosis. In some situations, what was seen before (bad diagnosis) disappears through prayer.
Prayer is extremely important but don’t close off avenues that God has orchestrated for the protection and preservation of your destiny.
I am a testimony of the healing power of medical intervention. The praise report is for another day (and if you attend one of our conferences, most likely you will hear it). To cut the story short, God used a doctor to discover something that was not visible to ordinary eyes and protected my destiny.
I know what it is like to believe for healing and still persist in one’s faith. When I talk about the power of persistent faith, it is not theory but practical experience. I am here to consistently remind you that there is a God in heaven and He will heal you through any method or means He chooses.
If you have a court case, won’t you find a lawyer and pray that he or she knows what he or she is doing and has the right expertise to help you win?
Beloved, let’s stop complicating life matters. I pray that in your decision-making that you have peace and all of us apply sanctified common sense.
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