Who doesn’t hate being sick? It's one thing if it's a cold that you know will go away soon, but what if it is something more serious like cancer? Then it's not just an issue of discomfort -- it's life and death. How do you think God feels about sickness? And moreover, what do you think He is willing to do about it for you? Jesus answered these questions when He raised his friend Lazarus back to life. Lazarus had died and Jesus had purposely not gone to heal him when He could. Instead, He said, "Lazarus's sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this" (John 11:4). He then went and raised Lazarus, who was already dead four days, back to life. Sickness or death, Jesus could overcome them both. And in fact, He promised to for those who believe: He said, "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die" (John 11:25,26).
So what does this mean for you? It means that your sickness, whatever it is, will not ultimately end in death. God may heal you, as He did Lazarus, but know that if He doesn't, He will raise you from the dead one day and you will live forever with Him. Think of it this way: how much would you care about the dents and problems with your current car if you knew that you were being given a brand-new, gorgeous car in a month? You probably wouldn't care that much. Paul described the resurrection of believers this way: "He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control" (Philippians 3:21). Please do not take this as direction not to pray for God to heal you -- do pray! The Bible is full of verses about God’s healing. But know that this life is not the last word. Learn more about Jesus' complete healing for you here.Section 8: Victory over Addictions