Does God use bodily affliction to teach us lessons? Louise mentions stories she’s heard, especially in Sunday school classes, about letting a little boy die to teach his parents and friends a lesson.
A small boy died/drowned in a pool. Did God need a “new angel in heaven,” as some in the Sunday School class said/claimed? No! Is God teaching you things through sickness and death? No!
God does not use poverty and sickness to teach you. Both of these come from Satan.
F. F. Bosworth says if it is God’s will for us to be sick, then we should close the hospitals and cease going to see doctors and nurses.
However, when you are in disobedience to God, he will allow sin and sickness to come into your lives.
Fear is the opposite of faith. What is happening in your life has to be examined as you try to determine what’s happening to you.
Louise then told the story of her fanatical embrace of tennis which was not in the Lord’s will. We need to listen to God on what he wants us to be.