As a Christian, I do find it disturbing and upsetting to read such a story!! And as crazy as it may sound... still understand the parents thinking!!
I truly believe in the power of prayer, and have experienced myself, healing through prayer, as have many people I know. I have experienced the miraculous in my own life, and seen it in the life of others. God really can heal the sick!! But, I have to admit… in most cases I have experienced … this healing has come, after ‘Medical Diagnosis’!!
I am a believer in God… I am also a believer in 'Doctors'!! While I will obviously pray for the healing of, for example my child... I will also, as soon as my child shows signs of being unwell, 'Use Common Sense' and seek medical attention/diagnosis. Some people will tell me, this shows lack of faith, or belief that God can heal ... I will say it also shows faith and belief in the God given skills of the doctor, and common sense!!
I know some will say this is a cop out…
But I believe God always answers prayer: But God answers in His own time, In His own way, and in accordance with His will… Not Ours!! And he answers using any method He chooses… including doctors!!
Did God prevent me from dieing of an overdose: according to medical science, Yes: as what I took should have killed me, or caused me serious damage, but I am fine!! My experience was a direct touch from the Lord!! Did God or Medication heal my friends of Cancer? I truly don’t know, but praise God, in both cases, they are now well. Why does God seemingly allow one man to be healed of cancer, but yet let another man die? Why did this young girl not survive? Again I do not know… but do I loose faith in God? No, as hard as it is, I just trust God knows best.