Physical Healing is not the ultimate goal of the ailing Christian, but understanding we were purchased with a price we are not our own. We gave away our rights for our life, on our terms that Christ may be Lord and do as He sees fit with us to GLORIFY Himself through us. {1 Cor 6:13-20}. If healing be part of it so be it, but what if it is not then what. Is it because of our unbelief, lack of faith? Paul raised a man from the dead, but could not heal himself or Epaphroditus.{Phil 2}. Healing of the body is God’s prerogative! He does not exist to serve us. But we for Him and His glory.{Isaiah 43:7}. This world is not our home nor should we see it as anything but an assignment by God for God. There are truths to comfort, stabilize and cause the heart to soar and be strengthened!

Indeed below are some verses on ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE in your illness, suffering...

1. – YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN; “The BODY is for the Lord.”- 1 Cor 6:13.

2. – CHRIST MAGNIFIED; Paul IN PRISON wrote his statement of faith in difficult circumstances…”Christ MAGNIFIED whether by life or death inn MY BODY”-Phil 1:20

3. – FOR OTHERS BENEFIT;  “…who comforts us in all our affliction, SO THAT we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”- 2 Cor 1:4

4. -SUFFERING IS A GIFT; There is a suffering Peter speaks of that is  a result of our own sinfulness but he also speaks of a suffering “according to THE WILL OF GOD. “So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.”- 1 Peter 4:19. Paul wrote in Phil 1:27, “It has been GRANTED {the word is GRACE from- GIFTED] not only to believe but also to SUFFER For Christ’s sake.” The two “gift’s” in this verse are, the Gift of Salvation and the GIFT OF  SUFFERING For Christ sake!

5. – FOR THE GLORY OF GOD; Peter asked about John, the Resurrected Christ, said, in John 21-“Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, “Follow Me!” Peter, turning around, *saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” So Peter seeing him *said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?”  Jesus *said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!” Therefore this saying went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? “-{John 21:18-}.

God deals with His servants as He chooses, for His Glory. Ours to support and help one another.

{From The message,”What If GOD Chooses Not To Heal You Or A loved One?”}