I had a very interesting conversation today with a young lady at work. The topic was mental health and the conversation came around to healing, and why God does not heal those he loves.
Her arguement was ; "Surely a parent wants what is best for their children". How can I disagree with that? , Yes of course a parent wants what is best, but the question is "What is best" . You and I look at life and all its pain through eyes that are tainted with sin. Eyes that beg for release of our pain and not eyes that ultimately want that which brings glory to God. We want our kids to have the best that money can buy, so we spoil them! We refuse to "hurt their feelings" so they grow up with no respect for others or even themselves.
We preach a health and wealth gospel that I find totally abhorant . We claim we can have what we desire because God wants us to be happy.
Actually God wants us to repent of sin and come to Him through His son.
When our will does not align with God's action then maybe we ought to change our will! I honestly believe that God died for our soul and not for our physical body. For these bodies are temporary and are wasting away but the things of God are forever.
Would I like to be made mentally well? Of course I would, to suggest I dont want it is foolishness at best and stupidity at worst. But hanging in when life is hard is I believe bringing Glory to God because to constantly run after this healing or that healing takes aay from the things we should really focus on : how to cope, how to live with an affliction, how to best manage a situation and how to allow God to carry us.
Hang in there!