Well, hopefully this will be the last update in this series “The Problem of Pain”. But from my past experience, who knows! The reason for my partial optimism is that I went to the hospital few days ago, with much fear and trembling and a lot of prayer (that I would not need surgery). Anyway… the doctor met me and said that I didn’t need surgery and instead dosed me with very heavy antibiotics which is what I am currently taking.
Interestingly, even before I started taking the new medicine, I had started feeling better (am I psychosomatic???) and I have a feeling that I am getting better (Of course I am cautious when I say this).
This caution, however, is not a lack of faith. Because my faith is not that I AM HEALED, but my faith is in GOD THE GOOD. ie. I believe in God, whether he heals me or not. Too often, I am tempted to trust in the healing, or ask for healing alone, when actually I have seen through the journey of pain that I need to continue trusting that only God can heal (using whatever means) and he will never abandon me, whether I am healed or not.
Long story, short… right now I am feeling much better, praise God!