- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I’ve gotten a lot of great advice on this section already so was hoping to get some more 🙂
I’m wondering what everything thinks about “God has a plan, everything happens for a reason” vs the power of prayer.
I’ve seen the power of prayer happen first hand. My father who is an addict is EXTREMELY religious. Somehow he will get tweaked out and read the bible for days on end. He’s sworn he saw Jesus standing at the foot of his bed. But as far as prayer goes, his belief is so strong he can pray so much away. Example: My Grandmother had a serious blood clot and was scheduled to go in for surgery. My dad prayed for her and when she went in for surgery they couldn’t find the blood clot anywhere. It happens like this a lot. Him and his girlfriend contracted aids. He prayed for them and she goes back to the doctor (he doesn’t believe in doctors) and has paper work proving she does not have aids now. He got bit by a water moccasin twice, never went to the emergency room and everything was fine. Power of prayer does work and I’ve seen it.
But God has a plan for everything and knows what will happen right? Everything has a purpose so I’m confused on the prayer. If it’s his plan is for you to have, like diabetes, you could pray and be healed (provided you believe) but wasn’t it the plan for you to have diabetes all along? But if you don’t pray and just take the medication would you be going against God or the belief that he could heal?
I have always wondered this but since my diagnosis of Epilepsy last week, it seems to be at the front of my mind. I don’t know why I have this but (and maybe it’s just me trying to make sense of it) it happened for a reason I can’t see yet, so would you accept the illness and take the medication or pray it to be gone?