I was asked if God could cure a person with social anxiety disorder. I was a bit surprised when they laughed at my response. God can cure any disorder, but does one need to be cured of anxiety to be in God’s will?
Nowhere in the Bible does it say we will be without pain or suffering; at least not before the second coming. Consider that Paul asked God three times to take away his thorn in the flesh. God responded by telling Paul, “My grace is sufficient…” Paul had what he needed even without being delivered from his thorn in the flesh. In fact, Paul went on to write, that he would delight in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties. I believe 2 Corinthians tells us Paul’s weaknesses led him to depend on God, and thus, made him stronger in spite of his initial assumption that he needed to have his thorn removed.
Can someone ask why God cannot do such-and-such without assuming they know what God should do?
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