It was pointed out that Isaiah 53:5 says "by his (Jesus') wounds we are healed." Do I believe God can heal? Absolutely! Do I believe He heals everyone who asks for it in the way they think it should be? No. I believe God always does what is best for us, but we don't always know what that is; we just think we do.
I was asked, "If you say God made you sick or allowed it...how can you believe Him to get you well?" My answer: He did it with Job. My question is, "If God did not cause it or allow it, who do you think is in control?" Job was blameless (Job 1:1) and yet God allowed satan to test him and set the parameters for that testing (Job 1:8-12, 2:3-6). Job stood firm in his faith and ultimately was healed (Job 42:10-17). In fact, God rebuked Job's so-called "friends" who told him he was "doing it wrong." "I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has" (Job 42:7).
I was told, "your healing is according to your faith," and while Jesus often says, "your faith has healed you," I do not believe faith is a prerequisite to healing, although I do believe lack of faith can be an obstacle. There is no mention of the faith of the invalid healed at Bethesda (John 5:1-9); he didn't even say he wanted to be healed!
God does not promise that we will be happy or healthy, His goal is to make us holy. While I'll never reach perfection this side of glory, I'm a lot closer than I would have been, had I been left to my own devices.
Yahweh Rophe, the Lord who heals, thank you for the healing you'ver brought to my life. Thank you for not letting me take the easy way out, but instead doing what You knew would be best for me. I hope I grow up to be just like you. Love, Lisa