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How Does Healing Work?

The Lord has been encouraging us through his grace over the last week. I shared about how God healed Dawn’s sinus infection in my last post.
God continues to amaze us!

The Arch in Cabo San Lucas
The Arch in Cabo San Lucas

I must admit that I still struggle with healing and how it all works. Why does it happen sometimes, and other times it doesn’t? I don’t understand that.
Nonetheless, I do know God heals. Maybe there would be more healing if we believed him and trusted, although I know it’s not dependent on our faith.
I want to be sensitive here, because we know a number of people who are sick, or who are suffering with something and they have prayed, but God has not chosen to heal them.

Our Friend Abraham

The Arch in Cabo San Lucas
Abraham & Martha, Dawn & Dave

Last week Dawn and I were with our good friends Pastor Abraham and his wife, Martha. We had a wonderful time encouraging one another and sharing together. At the end of our time we prayed for one another.
Abraham’s eye had been bothering him, so we prayed for him. We asked the Lord to bring healing. After we prayed we asked Abraham how he felt, and he said he felt better. It was like the pain moved to another part of his head. We prayed some more, and asked God to touch Abraham and to heal him.
Then we asked Abraham again how he felt, and he said much better. I’ve been texting him since then asking him how’s he’s been feeling, and he says he continues to feel better. Rejoice in God’s healing work in our friend, Abraham.

More Good News

Earlier in the year we incurred some substantial hospital bills. We had some concerns about how we were going to pay for them. One of our partner churches said they wanted to help. I thought they would help some, but that we would still end up having to pay $1,000 or so.
The church took the initiative to talk to the hospital and negotiate the bill down, and then they paid the balance. Wow! Thank you Jesus!

Unfortunately, Not Everything is Good

Sunset on the Pacific
Sunset on the Pacific

Our church is going through a difficult season. I’m in leadership at the church, so it’s especially painful. It involves close friends, who I love and cherish. We need your prayers.
Despite, this setback overall God is blessing our ministry on the border in some astounding ways. We are in awe at times of how the Lord works.
While we rejoice in our many blessings we recognize that our ministry funds are low. This is a huge distraction for us, and I would pray that the Lord will meet our needs as he promises. Lord, Help my unbelief. Please join us in prayer!
I’m so thankful for God’s grace and his faithfulness!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Karina Susanto
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Here, I will join with your prayer 🙂 have a blessed day.

  • By Larry Who
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Only the Lord knows why some are healed and some are not, but I have learned this important fact along the way. If I ask the Healer to be healed and I am not healed, I can ask Him why I was not healed. Not only is the Lord the Healer, He is also the Revealer to us. Maybe I lacked faith. Maybe I had sin. Maybe the timing was wrong. Maybe. Maybe. But I am His son and He shares insights with me. It’s a part of our relationship.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted June 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

      There are many questions we have. The Lord does share some of his wisdom and insights with us. I know that I need to keep growing and seeking him. Ask, Seek, Knock.

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