Don’t we all know one size doesn’t fit all? And yet, we hear it at times. As a homeschool mother, I spend a good deal of time looking over curriculum. Definitely, there is no one size fits all in regards to that. Just because one child or one family is successful with a certain kind of curriculum doesn’t mean my son will be or vice versa. We learned that the hard way.
I have learned something else the hard way (OK, really, I’ve learned a lot of things the hard way, but I’ll share this one). After attending classes and services for divine healing, and reading books by the famous faith healers, and not being healed, I have learned that in the area of our walk with God, one path doesn’t fit all. In fact, the same path doesn’t even fit the same person twice it seems.
The healings I have witnessed in life or the life of a loved one have all been different. One came from the laying on of hands, one from a Rhema word, one from the Holy Spirit rising up big in me and simply stating the truth from the word of God while the doctor was stating what he thought to be true, one from a word of knowledge given to someone on my behalf.
If I start building a doctrine on me or someone else being healed by following the pattern of these healings, I am in danger of thinking that one size does fit all. That leaves us then trying to explain why someone didn’t get healed, like we know! People have gotten hurt this way; some have even died because they were unwilling to consider that this might not be the path to healing that God has for them at this time.
We are told that the just shall live by faith. Faith means I am moveable; if I am headed in the wrong direction, faith allows me to be turned another way. The healing God is doing in my life now is not taking place by any of the methods He used previously or that I read about in the books by faith healers. I wasn’t taught this method at Bible school in regards to physical healing. And yet, my body is responding and getting better everyday. I won’t build a doctrine around this though. I hope I never need healing again, but if I do, odds are, my path to healing will look differently; but my Healer will look the same and He will lead me in the path that is right for me.
Jesus, You are my Good Shepherd, always leading me in the paths that are right for me. I am so grateful for that and for the healing You are bringing to my body and the things You are showing me through this time of pain and healing. Help me to live by faith, especially when I am tempted to figure things out for myself or follow a path that worked for someone else. Turn me back to that one perfect path You have for me, I ask in Your name, Amen.