Why Does God Allow Sickness to Christians (Watchman Nee)

God’s will is not for His children to be sick or weak in body, yet it seems that God may allow His children to be sick for a season and for a reason. Watchman Nee, the late Chinese church leader and Christian leader, addressed this question in his book, “God’s Plan and the Overcomers”.

God permits us to be sick and weak in body that we may learn to (1) pray in the night, (2) watch as the sparrow on the housetop, (3) know how the Lord makes our bed, (4) deal with sins, (5) wait in stillness, (6) touch the hem of the Lord’s garment, (7) realize how God sends His word to heal us, (8) discern how God uses sickness to make us useful vessels, (9) understand that holiness is healing, and (10) experience the power of the Lord’s resurrection in overcoming our weakness, sickness and death. God causes us to learn though sickness how to believe, trust, and obey so that Christ can have the pre-eminence in our lives.

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