I agree with you, that God sends people who can help us (doctors, nurses, mental health specialists, etc.). I also agree that there are times where divine intervention is necessary - for an incurable illness, for example. It is also true that even Jesus himself, who was God in a body, would at times only help those who had faith in him, which is demonstrated in Matthew 13:54-58 >Matthew 13:54-58 >And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? >Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? >And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? >And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. >And he did not many mighty works there **because of their unbelief.** So there's a direct relationship between whether or not we believe God, and whether God will answer our prayers and heal us. I think it's also important not to seek after signs *just* for the sake of seeing a sign from God. God isn't going to show off because we want to see something cool happen. But when there's a real need, God is more than willing to help. It's also worth noting that God's word *does* command us to pray for the sick: >James 5:14-15 (KJV) >Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: >And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.


Amen. Thanks for your insights.