In Andrew Wilson’s latest article in Christianity Today he shares that his two children have regressive autism and he helps us process through a theology of divine healing. Here is an excerpt that concisely summarizes the issue:
Why doesn’t God always heal?
He does, eventually.
Does God always heal us if we are certain he will?
The effects of Christ’s victory over death aren’t fully realized yet.
Should we assume sickness is a gift from God?
No, unless, we’re prepared to stop taking medicine or visiting doctors.
How can we see more healing?
Pray, fast, believe, and persevere.
How should we pray?
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10).