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Why does God heal some people and not others? We prayed and prayed for my little niece's leukemia to go away, but God didn't heal her and she died. I have to admit it's hard not to feel bitter.


I understand your hurt, but I want to assure you that God understands your hurt even more than you do and wants to surround you with His love and compassion during this difficult time. The Bible says that He truly is “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

I don’t fully know why God restores some people to health but doesn’t do it for others. Some day in heaven we’ll understand, but in the meantime we can only look to Him in faith and trust. If we don’t, we’ll only end up in bitterness, anger and confusion — and that’s a dead-end road. Remember: God knows what it is to lose someone to death. His only Son died on the cross for us.

But let me ask you a question: Where is your little niece now? Death has taken her, and you can’t help but grieve over her passing. But listen: She is in heaven now — and all her pain and weakness are gone. She has been healed — completely and forever! The Bible says that in heaven, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Never forget: Because of Christ we have hope. In the midst of your tears, ask God to help you lift your eyes to heaven and the promise we have of eternal life through Christ. Is your faith in Him?

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  1. Glenna Sosi says:

    Please pray for my daughter Sheree as she tries to come to grips with the fact that she has prayed and prayed for healing for her friend Dawn who had surgery on her back and she has been in pain ever since.

  2. Lester McGraw says:

    Mr. Graham, like most of us, I wonder why some receive their healing while others don’t receive. God has provided both salvation and physical healing, but some refuse to receive either. We pray for them and love on them, and sometimes our intercessions are fruitful and other times are not.

  3. James says:

    God told my wife to pray for my healing so we prayed together, but has not healed me. So why did He have us pray to begin with?

    1. Kelli says:

      James, God’s timing is not on our time frame or schedule. Please continue to pray with your wife, expectantly! Trust the Lord that He will heal you when His time is right. I encourage you to praise Him and have patience. I too will pray for your healing. God bless.

  4. Irl Johnson says:

    God looks to the keeping of our soul, through ourselves or through others. He also takes the righteous for the evil to come. He makes no mistakes. I almost lost my 10-year-old; I lost my 18-year-old daughter; then I lost my mother and a little while later, my wife. I can tell you God still loves me and He did what was best for them. He makes no mistakes.

    1. Dan says:

      You have great faith friend! My wife of 38 years old went to heaven 16 months ago. No clear answers why; my sympathy to you. Keep your faith. We’ll see them again!

  5. Georgina says:

    Please! If anyone can pray for us, I would greatly appreciate it! The love of my life has been suffering for over 23 years with ill health. He has been bedbound and unable to work the last 4 years. He is at the end of his rope. He has lost his faith and believes God has abandoned him. I know in my heart of hearts that God brought us together 2 years ago. He brought us together for a very beautiful reason. I know all this is not for nothing! I will never give up on our future. God brought me into his life for a reason. All he wants is to not be sick anymore, so he can get his life back, help the ones he loves and we can have our future together. Please pray for God to bring his divine healing into our lives! I will never stop praying!

  6. Dina says:

    Praise God for all of his love and mercy!

  7. Sue says:

    Couldn’t understand why my grandmother had to suffer with painful bone cancer. She served God all her life. Prayed for her to be healed. In reality she was healed when God took her home. She did not suffer the way she could have (very ugly cancer). God answered prayers. Just not in the way I thought he should. As to why cancer in the first place….I don’t know but I must trust God in that he knows what he is doing.

    1. Dina says:

      You are in my prayers. My mother has also been battling an illness for 11 months now and we pray every day for her complete healing. I’m not giving up! We don’t always know the reason why bad things happen to God’s children. In my prayers!

  8. Rod Gaudin says:

    God has done so much for me. I am a pancreatic cancer survivor, I was healed after 10 plus surgeries. Survived the Vietnam War, and countless times he intervened. My conflict is, I do not understand why people much better than me, die from cancer.

    1. Dina says:

      Praise God for His goodness! Praise Him for your healing!

  9. Vince Insixiengmay says:

    Please pray for healing. I’ve been having plague psoriasis for the past 30 years and no matter how many dermatologists I saw the symptoms are still the same. I’ve been praying daily for this ugly disease to go away. Thanks,

    1. Dina says:

      Lord, we ask you to please touch this dear child of God and let your healing power flood through their entire body and bring healing to them. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

  10. Shyla says:

    As a Christian can i go on grounds where witchcraft is done?

    1. Viki says:

      You can go anywhere the Lord sends you. If in doubt ask Him.