I’ve seen Christians get hung up a bit on how we respond to suffering. We think we are being very Christian, when in fact sometimes we are latching on to different viewpoints. Every time you suffer you have not necessarily been targeted by the enemy. Sometimes people are just jerks. Sometimes we are a jerks and people respond accordingly. If you were a jerk to someone, say I’m sorry. Don’t double down and claim its an attack of the enemy. If your body lets you down and you discover you have a disease, seek treatment. Know that God will be with you through it. Accept the reality of it, but know that God’s grace will work in surprising ways to help you through it. If we deny the reality it won’t change anything. We can’t control outcomes with our minds. We can choose to focus on how God will help, that’s good. It keeps us looking for the positives and where God is working and usually there is a lot to notice. But to think we can make the illness go away because we deny it’s real we slip into something like scientology which teaches suffering is evil. Lazarus died before he was brought back to life. Then he died again later and awaits the resurrection. Everyone of us eventually will die, unless Jesus comes back first, wouldn’t that be great? I’m not saying everyone who suffers is gonna die right away. I’m just saying suffering and death are part of the human experience. Jesus came to help us overcome as we pass through them. All the Apostles suffered and died. So this is normal. It’s not an attack of the enemy in most situations. Even if it is, prayer, good habits and sound medical treatment are the best way to respond. Jesus wasn’t healed he died fully and was resurrected first as we all will be one day who die in the faith.