I hear you brother and would like to speak the Scriptures to you. NOT what I think or hope is going on but the Word of God.I don't think that God puts sickness on us, He does allow it to happen. We live in a fallen world still. A world filled with death and sickness. Christians get sick and some get healed, and others for whatever reason do not.
I gave you the example of my wife. She has been prayed for, over, hands laid on, anointed with oil. Yet, she still has MS and it continues to worsen. You may not believe that God sometimes says My grace is sufficient for you, but I do. I also believe that she will be healed, as I said either while she is alive or when she goes to be with the Lord.
If it happens when she goes to be with the Lord, then God didn't lie. He still healed her completely.
I do have a question for you.
Why did Paul say to Timothy for him to take some wine for his stomach issues if all he had to do was go to an elder to be healed? Surely, Timothy, who was like as son to Paul, had prayed and been prayed for and hands laid on for healing.
For some reason there is an US against THEM attitude in the body of Christ today. IF someone does not accept what someone else has an opinion on......O wow, they are somehow less spiritual or Christ like. You see, some people have a personal agenda and will twist any and all Scriptures to make the fit into that agenda. That is called RATIONALIZATION. Some also call it CAFATERIA Christianity. A little of this and a little of that and bingo, we have a doctrine on healing or faith or whatever our agenda is.
Now as for Paul telling Timothy to drink wine. FIRST we need Scriptural context so as to for a basis of understanding.
1 Peter 2:24..............
“… by His stripes we are healed”.
Peter’s quote of Isaiah 53:5 is noted by some as proof that all Christians are to be healed of all illnesses. This is called Atonement Healing.
In context neither Isaiah or Peter is speaking of bodily illness. The context in which the statement appears clearly defines the term. The Greek word for “healed” used here is used in various ways in Scripture. In Luke 4:18 it refers to relieving of heartaches, in Hebrews 12:13 to correcting ones conduct, and in Matthew 13:15 it means to bring about ones salvation.
The Hebrew word for “healed” used by Isaiah (NAPHA) can be used for physical or spiritual healing. The context clearly reveals the reference is to spiritual healing. Of what does Isaiah say we are healed —- transgressions and iniquities. Peter makes it clear that it is “our sins” of which we are spiritually healed.
Now that is NOT what I said but it is what the Scriptures clearly say.
This is not to deny or diminish the reality that physical healing can come from the Lord. The Lord God is RAPHA, the God who heals. Jesus was called the Great Physician. However, He does not heal all. I am sure that no one on this earth wants to see their loved one heals more than you do my brother. I am sure that no one has MORE faith than you do that God can and does heal.
Scripturally speaking, God does not always heal he sick.
Paul had an ailment (II Cor 12:7-10). Most all Bible scholars believe that Paul's thorn was his bad eye sight. Timothy had a stomach disorder (I Tim 5:23). Paul instructed him to take a little wine for his stomach. Amoeba in the water caused stomach problems and it is also suggested that Timothy may of had an ulcer.. The wine and water mixture noted in rabbinical writings was one part wine and twenty parts water. If healing were in the atonement why didn’t Paul instruct him to claim his healing instead and giving medical advice and why did God not hal Paul of his vision problem?
Trophimus and Epaphroditus were very sick (II Tim 4:20 & Phi. 2: 26, 27). Nothing in Scripture indicates these conditions resulted from them persons being out of fellowship. Illness does not indicate a person is out of God’s will.
Paul spoke of an illness he had (Galatians 4:13-15) in addition to his thorn in the flesh (II Cor 12:7-9).
If healing is in the atonement why didn’t James instruct the saints to claim it instead of anointing with oil and praying?
II Corinthians 4: 7 – 18 clearly teaches we will be susceptible to suffering and sickness.
Ecclesiastes 12: 1- 7 colorfully and graphically describes the ailments and limitations of the body that naturally consequent from aging.
The idea that all Christians can be healed by rebuking sickness and/or claiming atonement healing is erroneous and leads to confusion and despair. It is contrary to the teaching of Scripture and the experience of most all Bible characters.
There is healing in the atonement, that you can be sure of. There is also assurance of resurrection in the atonement. The cross is the basis for all blessings granted believers. This does not mean all benefits can be obtained on demand. If it did believers would have the authority to claim their resurrection at a certain time just before death. All blessings promised believers will be received. That of the resurrection will only be at the time of the rapture. Like the resurrection total healing will not be received until the end of the age.
The “name it and claim it” school of theology has led many to despair and/or disillusionment. Advocates assert what you confess you profess. Talk sickness and you will get sick. Talk healing and health and you will get well. All persons should maintain a positive attitude. Believers have every reason to be optimistic. Our thoughts do not create reality however. Only God can do that.
Those who do not believe in atonement healing, the health syndrome, are said to be ungodly, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. These are terms used in Scripture for the lost. Thus, they are saying those who do not accept their position are not Christians. Carried to its logical conclusion this means every person who becomes ill is lost. That is an egregious doctrinal error and that is what I am seeing here recently.
I want you to be assured that God has a plan and He has already healed your wife spiritually and no matter what comes, she is in the palm of God's hand my brother!!!!!