So this weekend has almost been a wipe out for me. Succumbed to a nasty sickness bug and it wasn’t pleasant…I’m still not passed it. Never believe that sickness is your friend, not at any level is it your friend.
Saying sickness is a friend is like saying the devil is your friend because he tempts you and you grow stronger through tempting. No…sickness is not a friend. No…Jesus tells us to pray that we won’t be anywhere near temptation, not that we’ll be strong through it (cf Lord’s Prayer)
What is going on, when people show incredible depth of faith through terrible sickness, is the Lord triumphing over sickness in a believer, not the Lord using sickness. What is going on, when people stand tall against temptation, is the Lord triumphing over the enemy, not the Lord using the enemy.
Lets get this idea out of our heads: Sickness is not of God.