If you are a believer, you are righteous, you are a son or daughter and you are BLESSED! Maybe you don't feel like it or maybe your current circumstances say otherwise and if that's the case I encourage you to renew your mind in the all powerful, life giving word of God!
"You are all sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [Not because of church membership, any works or other doctrines. But by faith in Jesus Christ you become a child of God.] For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, and there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Gal. 3:26-29 What is the promise of Abraham? Righteousness and that all the nations will be blessed through him. All the blessings of Deut. 28 are yours because you have been made righteous through Christ as Abraham's seed.
You are blessed everywhere you go, your children and grandchildren are blessed, your home, property, pets, livestock and business are blessed, you are blessed in all your doings, comings and goings, you have been set above and are not beneath, what you set your hand to is blessed, you are not in a position to borrow but instead in a position to lend, you overflow with prosperity, you have God's favor and protection. Protection over your body, your mind, your health, business, family, etc... It is very much possible to be a believer and live in sickness and disease or poverty and lack when we do not know who we are. Your identity is your house. Is it built on the foundation of truth (the word of God) or the lies of this world? You will never amount to anything, you are trailer trash, you will make a great first wife for someone, you will always be broke, you can't have kids, you will need a kidney transplant, you have allergies, you have celiac disease, you are unwanted, you are a loser.... do you know what these are? These are all lies I was told throughout my life. There are more but I won't list them all. These are all lies that at one point or another I believed and allowed to be my foundation and therefore allowed to become my reality. These are all the lies that I once lived through and have been set free from! This is victory, this is blessing and this is not just for me! This is for every person who puts their faith in Jesus Christ! Your pastor says God is trying to teach you something from your disease... That's a lie spoken out of misunderstanding. Jesus said, " If you have seen me, you have seen the Father"- John 14:9 There is only 1 place in scripture where Jesus left anyone unhealed and it was because THEIR UNBELIEF would not allow him to do miracles.-Matthew 13:58 If you embrace this lie you will remain in sickness and will see no miracle in your body no matter how much you cry out and beg God to heal you. If you live by the word of truth then you know 1 Peter 2:24 says, "by His wounds you WERE healed." and you step into that healing that was already paid for. Raise your hand if you would put on your child any of the issues you are walking in right now. Sickness, disease, pain, grief or poverty to teach them a lesson or so that maybe one day they can help their sibling or friend struggle through the same thing? You would never do that. Why then would you assume that is how God Is? He is a GOOD father. We cannot blame God for our lack of understanding and lack of knowledge of Who we are. He made a way. And he has given us his word and the Holy Spirit of God to lead us into all truth. You will find whatever truth you are seeking. If you desire the truth of this world then keep seeking it in text books (written by man) and keep seeking answers from doctors and keep seeking financial knowledge from worldly men, CNN, CBS, FOX, the bachlor, Greys anatomy and the approval from friends who are all in the same boat as you. But if you desire truth that sets captives free (Luke 4:18-19) and gives life to your mortal bodies (John 6:63, Romas 6:10-11) it is only found in the word of God. Let the Holy Spirit lead you through His word today and I pray "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He performed in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principalities, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet and made Him the head over all things for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all things in all ways." -Eph. 1:19-23