God won't heal us until we can handle it.
Jesus says in Matthew 7:9-10, “Which of you, if your son asks for…a fish, will give him a snake?” He makes the point that, as God’s children, if we ask Him for something we think is good, God won’t give us something that will harm us instead.
If God had healed Ashton from her cancer while she was on drugs, she admits she never would have stopped. Yet God had more in store for her life, so He waited until she was in a place where she could handle being healed.
Someone once told me that God gets our attention the most through pain, as it cuts to our core. God humbles us through our illnesses, teaching us the importance of rest, ridding us of self-reliant thoughts, and pulling us out of destructive relationships and lifestyles.
But what if you’ve asked God for healing, believe you’re ready for it, and He hasn’t healed you yet?