God be glorified in sickness
“Lord, the one you love is sick.”
That’s what they told Jesus when they told him that his friend Lazarus was sick. It is a word of great consolation, told to someone who is truly loved. For this message, Jesus has an answer:
“This sickness does not lead to death, but it is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by him” (Jn 11,4). God, by loving us, calls us to believe in this great truth.
Jesus expresses the will of God. Whatever disease or situation we present to the Lord will serve His glory, because in this way the Son of God will be glorified. I have seen how the Lord has healed people who are deceived by doctors because of serious illnesses.
By entrusting and crying out to the Lord, people in the terminal phase, in extreme situations and affected by incurable diseases were healed; True miracles have happened. What will guarantee us faith in the word is constant and persistent prayer. We can exercise acts of faith in prayer:
“This disease will not end with death, it will serve the glory of God: it is through it that the Son of God is to be glorified! I believe, Lord, but increase my faith; Strengthen my faith. This disease will not end with death, it will serve the glory of God: it is through it that the Son of God is to be glorified. I believe in this truth, Lord. I will always repeat it, for the righteous will live by faith; The children of God will live by faith. By faith I will live your miracles. Amen!
This is how we will partake of the greatness of God as our ancestors: because they believed, they sang the praises of God.
Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community