Last winter I attended a LifeGroup where we learned just a few of the many names of God. Over the last several weeks I have really had on my heart "Jehovah rophe - The Lord who heals".
The Hebrew word rophe means "heal", "cure", "restore", or "make whole". We learn in the Old Testaments how God is the source of healing. The New Testaments reveals to us that Jesus is the Great Physician, the healer of our body and our soul. If you really take time to search The Word of God there is scripture after scripture that teaches us about His healing power!!
Psalm 30:2 I cry out to the Lord and He heals me.
Psalm 103:3 The Lord forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live and declare the works of The Lord.
Proverbs 4:20-22 I will listen closely to God's words. I will not let them out of my sight - I will keep them within my heart, for they are life to all who find them and health for the whole body.
I have two dear friends that are each facing a need for physical healing. One friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently taking chemotherapy treatments. The other has a tumor on her pituitary gland and is facing 25 radiation treatments. Although her tumor is not cancer, if not treated it could affect her eyesight. BUT, my Bible tells me that Jesus' shed blood paid for their healing.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
So today if you or someone you love is in need of healing, let me encourage you to get out The Word of God and take a good dose of "God's Medicine". There is no other prescription like it!!!
This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear from you.
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