Daily Bread

God, the King that Heals (Jehovah Rapha)

“I am the Lord your healer”, declares the Lord.

From the very words of our loving God himself, it is He who heals. In Exodus 15:26, after the Lord cleanses the badly needed drinking water for the Israelites few days from their exit from Egypt. These people have witnessed the release of the Ten plagues that God has given to the people of Egypt, while the Israelites were spared from those.

Other than the physical healing, we also witnessed how the Lord healed mental illnesses, in the life of Jonah, who have gone tremendous experience, where he expressed how the Lord revived him when he was losing his own self.

“When my life was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.” Jonah 2:7

Not only in the physical and mental state does the Lord heals, He even heals us out of our spiritual dryness and fatigue, when our cups are empty, just as the Psalmist experienced:

“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3

The Lord, under His loving refuge also wraps us with love in moments of fear, discouragements, confusion and defeat, He graciously lifts us up with His supernatural strength:

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

Truly, the Lord heals! Healing comes from the Lord, the Jehovah Rapha! This desire of God for us all to be healed is confirmed in our savior, Jesus Christ, God the son, and was witnessed by many before their eyes. Jesus compassionately healed the sick, the unstable and lost, commanded the dead to rise, and uplifted those who are crushed, and gave us from the greatest healing we need: being dead from sin and alive in Christ!

And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:31-32

God heals, healing is from the Lord! May you be encouraged knowing that the Lord we trust desires us to be healed and as you experience any from of sickness, may you draw even closer to God and receive your supernatural healing that only He can give.

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