The Word Among Us

August 2010 Issue

Some Reasons Why People 
Are Not Healed

By: Francis MacNutt

For the most part, we need encouragement to believe that God does heal people. But after we do summon up the courage to launch out and start praying, we may get discouraged when we realize that people are not always healed through our prayers. This is especially puzzling to those who have been exposed to a very simplistic approach to healing: “All you have to do is claim your healing.”

The best point of view, I think, is to see that God’s ordinary will is that people be healed. We need to believe in God’s...

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