I've talked to several people recently who seem to have much more assurance about healing than scripture offers. I like this insight from Larry Crabb (meaningful to one who prayed for his daughter's healing and was disappointed): "How do parents of a suffering daughter cope? . . . To believe she could be healed and to pray for it, fervently, is Christian; to believe she would be healed if enough people with enough faith prayed is anti-Christian. It is the old way. It is demonic. It elevates our blessings above God's glory."