Recently I was diagnosed with Arthritis in my ankle. It turns out that years of martial arts and a few extra pounds isn’t good for my joints and so at 29 I have constant pain in my ankle. While my doctor figures out what she is going to do I am stuck trying to live with this achy joint that reminds me of how weak I am every time I move. I wonder if this is the Thorn in the flesh that Paul talks about, in 2 Corinthians?
I wonder if I pray enough if God will take it away?
Which brings questions about why God answers some prayers and not others? Why does God heal the convicted killer of cancer but ignore the child with leukemia?
Why does God do the things that God does?
Some see these issues as reasons to not believe in God. Still others see this has the mystery of God.
Me, I just look at it and say “that miracle must have been from God.” and I really don’t have an answer as to why God does what God does. All I really know is that my ankle hurts and I want a miracle.
What miracle do you need? The Bible says that God is close to the broken-hearted, so how are you broken-hearted? How do you need God to move in your life?
I don’t know if God will, but I know that God can and often does. I also think that, too often we don’t see God moving because we aren’t looking. That sometimes God uses the doctors to do the impossible but because we aren’t paying attention we think that the Doctor just did it instead of God doing it.
Maybe I’m wrong. People far smarter than me have written thousands of pages about God and still don’t have all the answers so a simple blog post will never capture all there is to capture about God.