Fighting Unbelief When Praying for the Miraculous

I love praying and releasing physical healing. But to be honest, a lot of times the healing doesn’t seem to take place.

What do I make of it when this happens? Well, I think there are two responses that I can take. I can either…

a) resort to doubt and let the seeds of doubt cloud the goodness of God so that I won’t pray for healing next time


b) trust and believe in the goodness and power of God no matter what happens in front of me.

You see, option A is much easier-especially in naturalistic America. I find that option B is something I have to constantly fight and contend for. I have resolved that it is important for me to continue to walk in belief no matter what happens.

It’s important because it will affect the next time I pray for someone. If I keep settling for option A, I’ll eventually stop praying for the miraculous. If I fight for B, I’ll eventually see the miracle and power of God.

And so I’m glad to say that I do really try hard to fight for option B. This allows me to see healing more and more often. Out of ten people I pray for, maybe I’ll healing in two of them. Those eight times are often discouraging, embarrassing, etc, but out of ten times, I saw the power and the miracle of God two times–totally worth it!



Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.

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