Ye of little faith

Sometimes people of faith ask me: how do I both believe that a thing will be done by God e.g. a miracle when I am sick, and yet do what I need to do e.g. take drugs?

For the answer, we may one to turn to someone of questionable faith, the writer Scott Fitzgerald:

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”

It’s actually easier to do than you might think.

To believe that God heals is to believe that God can do whatever God chooses to do at any time. That’s God’s business. Your business is to do what is yours to do at any given time.

If you believe in a God that heals, surely that God can heal you on the way to a hospital, in front of the hospital and even after the doctor is done with her business.

Do what is yours to do – including having faith in what you believe – and leave God to do what’s God’s to do. 

Which I believe God can yet do, with or without your faith.