No, your faith is not weak if you pray for healing and God said no. Why did God say no? Nobody can answer that question, but one thing is clear. God uses faithful, godly Christians who are sick or are in some hardship to be a witness for Him. Picture how effective the gospel would be if told from someone sick in bed, yet the joy of Christ shines through the hardships. Now that’s a powerful presentation!
It is not all about us having an easy life. It’s not all about God answering our prayers the way we want them to be answered. What it is all about is glorifying an almighty God with our lives, whether an easy life or a hard one.
Job is a great example of a godly man enduring great hardships, not because his faith was weak but so God could be glorified. In fact, Job’s faith remained strong even though he endured great suffering. Read his own words.
I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes – I and not another. How my heart yearns within me. – Job 19:25-27
The early church experienced great persecution but it was also a time of great faith and growth in numbers. Read the encouragement that Peter wrote. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade, kept in heaven for you. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trails. These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
– 1 Peter 1:3-4; 6-7