My heart breaks for those who walk with pain and long to be healed. My recent experience with a broken collar bone has helped me identify with those in pain even more. Pain overpowers the mind. It grabs full control of one's thinking. So, how can you not help but long for someone to take it away?
The question I am posing is: "Who takes it away?" To whom should we trust?" I believe we should trust in God for our healing. He is the one who created us. He is the one who give us breath to live in this very moment; he sustains us. At his word, our life could end, just at the "snap of his fingers."
God often uses doctors as his tools to heal us; he also heals us without doctors. God often uses medication as a tool to bring healing; he also heals us despite of medication. How many times have doctors or medication brought healing for one person, but for some reason, a person with the same problem still suffers despite being treated the same?
What am I saying? If doctors or medication are "tools" of God to bring healing, don't trust in the tool but in the one who uses them. He may bring healing in many different ways. Sometimes, he may not even bring healing for a purpose, despite all the "tools" applied. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart," states the writer of Proverbs.
Why do I write this? Even in church of Jesus Christ, I keep hearing from so many different people, even spiritual leaders, proclaim "trust in the doctors with all your heart." So, we as the church miss out on God and his blessings, because we don't look to him and trust in him. God used a doctor to help put my collar bone together. I am thankful for the work of the doctor. Even more, I am thankful for God who is healing me. As I writhed in pain, I prayed for God to help me. He used different tools along the way, but God is my healer. Thus, I trust in the Lord with all my heart.