Maybe He’s waiting for you to ask

Published 8:00 am Sunday, August 21, 2022

As I lay in my bed in a lot of pain, I needed to do something to distract myself until the meds kicked in and I could drift off to sleep.

I did what I have often done. I sang and quoted repeatedly things I knew to be true.

“God, You’re so good to me,” I repeated over and over.

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“God is so good. God is so good. God is so good, He’s so good to me.”

I sang those words again and again as lightning bolts of pain shot through my body and I clenched my teeth. It wasn’t a useless mantra. This was actively declaring my belief that God was good to me, no matter my circumstances. The pain would pass, I was certain, and healing would come. Both did.

Recently, a lot of people prayed together (and separately) that God would provide healing for a little boy just a few days old. He was having a lot of serious health problems, and no one was certain what would happen. What we were certain of, however, was that God could change things if He chose to do so.

So we prayed for healing, in whatever way God wanted to give it. But we asked that it please be soon, and please be miraculous.

Things took a turn for the better, and that little boy got to go home from the hospital with his parents and siblings just a couple of days later.

We also prayed for another friend who is expecting very soon. There have been some serious health concerns there, too. But they got good news this week — things are a lot better than they were just a week ago. God is healing.

I know God doesn’t give miraculous healing every time we ask. But He can.

And I believe this, too. If we had not asked Him to heal, and had not asked Him to do so while believing without doubt that He could, healing would not have come.

Maybe He’s just waiting for you to ask Him for what you need.

Brett Campbell can be reached at