Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable? Will you be to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails? Jeremiah
I'm not unique in my struggles with healing, though my circumstances are. No one can live my life for me, or the lives of my loved ones. These days I'm more perplexed about healing than ever before. With my mother in her fourth round of chemotherapy, the questions are widening in my head and stretching my soul.
I know there won't be a definitive answer to the question "why doesn't God heal?" – and I know some will say that this presupposition of mine is the stumble block for actual healing. During the last decade I've heard a big collection of proposed answers.
More than ever I'm convinced that God is love and deeply cares for every human being. It is just that the data out there is not as easily reconcilable with my conviction.
I've read through all the healings in the Old Testament and will do the same with the New Testament. In the next few weeks I'll try to write down some thoughts on my reflections. A friend recommended John Goldingays' "Walk on" ; and I'm reading through it. Do you have any book recommendations on the subject of healing?