Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. (James 5:14-15)
God is sovereign over the entire universe, and that includes physical diseases. It is easy for God to cure us when we pray to Him in faith. Even today, two thousand years after Jesus walked on the Earth, many Christians are still made well through the prayer of faith.
However, when you pray the prayer of faith, it is important to remember to pray it in humility. You must do it with an attitude of “not my will but yours be done” just like Jesus did (Luke 22:42). The Prayer of faith never dictates to God what He must do! Rather, the person who prays the prayer of faith must accept God’s answer to His prayer, even if that answer is a clear and resounding “no!”
Remember the prophet Job, who was struck with great sickness and family disasters at the same time. God did not take his problems away immediately, even though he was one of the most godly men who has every lived. Rather, God let him suffer in order to accomplish something great. It was only after Job finally learned to accept this that he passed the test that had been set for him.
Likewise, let us not use the prayer of faith to dictate our will to God. Rather, let us pray to God in humility, fully believing that he has the power to heal us completely, instantanously. If God chooses not to heal us it’s not because he’s incapable of it, but because he has an important plan for us that requires us to suffer.