Is Supernatural Healing Real?

Is supernatural healing real?

In a word:  sometimes.

YES, the God of the universe really does heal supernaturally sometimes.   How do I know? I have experienced it myself, years ago.  I have also witnessed God healing two of my children, in ways that cannot be explained by science.

There may be those who fake healing or who are deceived (by the enemy or themselves or others, NOT by God).  But some healings are real.

But, does He ALWAYS heal those who ask?  No.  How do I know this?  I have experienced this as well.  I may not understand why, but sometimes God says (gently and lovingly), “No.”

There is nothing in Scripture that promises God will always heal people on earth if they ask in faith.  This is how I know that my experience is true–it does not contradict Scripture.

BibleSome have said this verse promises healing to all who ask in faith:  “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him” (James 5:15).

In this verse, look here to see what the word “save” (Sozo in the Greek) means:

Therefore, it can refer to physical healing on earth, but it can also mean spiritual healing.

Everything in this definition except one line can be applied spiritually.  Even that one line:  of course it can’t always mean “save a suffering one from perishing from earth” because then no Christians of faith would die.

Plus we have to remember Isaiah 57:1-2: “The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.  Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”

And Hebrews 11:13:  “All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.”

Whew, nothing like coming out of my blogging break with an intense post, eh?  LOL

I know my words will be controversial, but I need to post what it is in my heart.  It won’t go away.

And I believe this can help many people who are hurting dreadfully, who think they have no faith, who think God is punishing them, who think that something is “wrong” when really God just wants to speak to them in the midst of their hurt and illness.

To those honest people, suffering with illness and not understanding why God doesn’t heal them:  just because you are not healed here on earth does not necessarily mean something is wrong with you, or your church, or your faith, or God, dear ones.

Sometimes God says, “No.”

Christa Upton  Black Hills Picture Books  PO Box 293   Custer, SD  57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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6 Responses to Is Supernatural Healing Real?

  1. Marji Laine says:

    There’s a beauty in those words: Sometimes God says no.” What loving Father wouldn’t from time to time? Especially when He knows what we do not?

  2. Deb says:

    Just randomly came across your blog, first time. I was so excited to hear you have a house! Praise God! Thank you for this post. I struggle with Adrenal Fatigue and a mild case of MCS and all that goes with. So I “get you”.
    P.S. Will you (or have you yet) done a blog post on how the house was built? Materials used, that sort of thing? I’d be interested in knowing, and I think it might help others as well?

    • Christa Upton says:

      Amen–praise God for the house!! I’m sorry to hear about your Adrenal Fatigue & MCS. 🙁 Yes, I’m sure you understand!!! Absolutely–I hope to actually post a video tour of the house (after things are unpacked and not so messy in here. 🙂 ) I am also working on a detailed house journal, with materials described and pictures from along the way, which I’ll probably put up for sale on Amazon Kindle for a small price. But the “quick version” 🙂 is that we heavily used a book called Healthy House Building for the New Millennium by John Bower. It’s quite detailed as well! We did some things differently from him, and we were able to find new materials since publication (namely sheep’s wool insulation), but his book was the basis of our research on building. Anyway, thanks so much for your interest, and hopefully our experiences CAN help others!

  3. Mt says:


    So sorry to heal of your illness, sometimes God may say not yes and there may even be a no in some cases…but Jesus never refused to heal anyone. It’s not because people don’t have enough faith either.
    Have you read the book a more excellent way by Henry wright? Read this book! So many people God has healed through this ministry. I think it’s available on kindle.

    God does not want you to be ill, that’s a lie from the enemy.

    • Christa Upton says:

      Thank you for your caring! God wants all good things for us, but we sometimes can’t understand His ways. It doesn’t surprise me, since compared to Him, we are like ants. 🙂 As it says in I Peter 1:4b-6, “This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” At the end of time, all who love Him will be forever healed and whole and righteous in heaven!!!

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