Several years ago, a man in a cell group meeting said it was ridiculous to say grace for the food on the table. He reasoned that he had to work and pay for the food and it was not given free by God. I retorted that he forgot the whole food production cycle is only possible by the grace of God.
Similarly, we tend to forget that all healing of our bodies is divine healing. God heals in several ways :
1. Through the immune system of the body.
2. Through the timely advancement in medical science.
3. Through deliverance.
4. Through miracles.
The function of the immune system God has put in our bodies is to protect against disease and also to cause self healing. At times, people develop cancer when the cancer in their bodies wins the battle against the immune system. But if we pray to God for wisdom in knowing the pathway of healing on what to eat to strengthen the immune system to fight again, it is possible to reverse the effects of the cancer, God willing.
Sometimes, when we pray for healing of the infirmity or sickness in our bodies which seems impossible at the time we pray, God may heal us when the time for science to finally discover the cure comes. The cure for tuberculosis was discovered in the early 20th century. Before that, it was incurable and terminal. So if one living in that period the cure was discovered while suffering from tuberculosis, he would find his prayer for healing answered.
Some suffered from trauma in the early part of their lives and when they were delivered by the grace of God, their health improved tremendously.
God is sovereign and He may heal through miracles too. We have enough testimonies today to prove He does heal miraculously. We must bear in mind that the healing miracle is God’s mercy and not a right of a Christian. Phil 2:25-27.
The example of the thorn in the flesh suffered by St Paul, which he had pleaded with God 3 times for healing to no avail, clearly tell us it may not be God’s will to heal all the time.
By the grace of God, we can know much about what to eat to prevent cancer and to strengthen the immune system through the amazing advancement of medical science today.
While praying for God’s healing miracle, we must also accept God’s common grace in praying for the knowledge of the medical pathway of healing from God, especially in knowing what to take to strengthen our immune system.
May God give us the discipline and knowledge to take good care of our bodies. All thanks and glory to our Lord God who always loves us.