Why Does God Allow Sickness?

It’s my turn.. after husband has been sick for almost two weeks with the flu, I have come down with viral bronchitis.  Not the first time, it’s getting to be an annual thing.  One thing I know is that I would rather be the one going through an illness then be watching a family member go through an illness with the feeling of helplessness that brings.  My husband is recovering and I am thankful for that.

But why does God allow sickness? and what should our attitude be when we become ill? For me, I say “I am in your hands, Lord” and let the sickness go through to its natural end, whatever that may be.

Why does God allow sickness?  This question is well answered at God Questions.org, a portion follows:

The issue of sickness is always a difficult one to deal with. The key is remembering that God’s ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9). When we are suffering with a sickness, disease, or injury, we usually focus solely on our own suffering. In the midst of a trial of sickness, it is very difficult to focus on what good God might bring about as a result. Romans 8:28 reminds us that God can bring about good from any situation. Many people look back on times of sickness as times when they grew closer to God, learned to trust Him more, and/or learned how to truly value life. This is the perspective God has because He is sovereign and knows the end result.
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2 thoughts on “Why Does God Allow Sickness?

  1. oldpoet56 February 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm Reply

    You have a great web site!

    Like

  2. peggyjoan42 January 27, 2017 at 5:16 am Reply

    Get well soon Vicki. I am glad your husband is better. Nice post

    Liked by 1 person

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