Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)
Are you in need of healing? Maybe it’s physical. My mom is struggling with severe allergies (and has been for years), so she could definitely use some physical healing. A physical ailment of any sort can be stressful and tiring.
There are also emotional wounds. We all have those things that just hurt us deeply. Sometimes they continue to hurt, like an old wound that reopens time after time. Emotional wounds can very well be harder to deal with than physical wounds. Rather than hurt us on the outside, they cause injury and pain deep within our souls.
Doctors can’t fix emotional wounds. And, though we may try, they are often too deep, too painful for us to fix ourselves.
God, however, is the great Physician. He can heal not only our physical ailments, but also our spiritual wounds.
Here’s the thing: God is able to heal us, but He may not–at least not right away. Think about the blind man from the Gospels. He had an incredible purpose, but how could he understand that? All he knew was that he was blind. That blindness, however, allowed Jesus to bring glory to God by restoring the man’s sight. Again, he may not have understood it at the time, but he did more through his blindness than many sighted people of his day.
What about Job? That guy seriously had a rough time of it. He lost his wealth, kids, and health, but through it all he glorified God, and in the end he was blessed. While he was on this earth, I’m sure he never even came close to figuring out why he went through all those things. He did teach us an important lesson: trust in God.
Realize this, though! I’m not saying all of this to tell you that God is not going to heal you. To put it simply, I don’t know! However, I do know that His plans our better than anything we can imagine. If it is in His plan to heal you, you will be healed and He will be glorified. If not, you are blessed because you have faith and hope in Him.
God has healed the most severe ailment of all, one that we have all suffered from: the curse of sin. In the end, that matters most. His sacrifice has given us eternal life. It has given us hope.
Always remember that His love for you is unfathomable. Whatever is going on in your life, always remember that! When you don’t understand what’s going on, hold on to that knowledge. Spend time with Him. Pray. And let the healing begin.
We often think of great faith as something that happens spontaneously so that we can be used for a miracle or healing. However, the greatest faith of all, and the most effective, is to live day by day trusting Him. It is trusting Him so much that we look at every problem as an opportunity to see His work in our life.
This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark, the light meets the dark
–Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North