In yesterday’s post ★ Back to the Basics – GOD IS…A WAY-MAKER ★, we talked about that regardless of what I may think, see or feel, the reality is…the OMNIPRESENCE of God IS THE TRUTH and REALITY that I MUST STAND ON. Nothing is impossible for God. Today we are going to see that…
It’s amazing what a profound affect music can have on you whether to bring joy or encourage or comfort. Without realizing it, music can the tell the story of our lives or at least have the ability to transport us back with the first chord or lyric. Those who know me, know what a significant part it has of my life. When I started to write this post, I immediately thought of the song “Healer” that Kari Jobe released back in 2009. I instantly fell in love with these lyrics that gently reminds us that Jesus is our great physician!
If you passed right over the link, I highly recommend that you listen to “Healer,” perhaps even as you read this post. Let the truths in this beautiful song wash over you and encourage you. As so many are facing the fear of COVID-19 whether young or old, this particular attribute of God, more than ever needs to heralded. Psalm 103:2-3 (NLT) says:
“Let ALL that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives ALL my sins and heals ALL my diseases.”
And then in Psalm 147:3 (NLT) it says:
“He [God] heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.”
God is our Heavenly Daddy that we can call out “Abba Father,” (See Romans 8:15-16) and go to Him with all our infirmities. He desires to heal us completely – mind, body and spirit. I shared with you about the significance Romans 8:15-16 and the song “Abba” by Jonathan David Helser“ in the post ★ Back to the Basics – GOD IS…A DADDY ★ when God ministered to my Mom right before she passed away from her second stroke in 2016. And as I mentioned in the opening of this post, to this day I cannot listen to that song without being transporter back to that sunny Saturday in the nursing home courtyard in Cranford, NJ. The same is true for “Healer,” which was the song I played on my iPod over and over in the ICU when my Mom had her first stoke back in 2010 (just months after Kari Jobe released the song interestingly enough). There is something about worshiping the God that activates our faith and stirs up hope in hopeless situations.
In 2010 when the doctors told my siblings and I that even if our Mom survived, she would most likely be paralyzed and unable to speak due to the severity of the brain bleed. Well God supernaturally moved and my Mom defied the prognosis; not only did she not pass away, but she was able to walk (albeit with a walker) and was able to speak (although it was diminished). We were blessed to have our Mom for another 5-1/2 years because GOD IS A HEALER! In the post ★ Day 03 – Reason for the Season – Let Hope Arise ★, I wrote about this experience and shared this quote:
“In Scripture, however, hope is void of uncertainty. In fact, certainty is at its core, because it rests in the stability of God, His character and His will, which are unwavering. Biblical hope, then, can be defined as, “the confident expectation and desire for something good in the future…Hope is essential to our faith.” From the YouVersion Reading Plan ‘121 Advent.’ (http://bible.com/r/KR)
“Hope is essential to our faith.” All through the Bible there are examples of God miraculously healing people. Some of the greatest stories about Jesus in the Gospels are about the miracles He performed. Just one representative verse that comes to mind is Matthew 4:24 (NLT):
“News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to Him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed — He healed them all.”
“HE HEALED THEM ALL!” God is able to heal anything! And He desires to partner with us. James 5:14-16 (NLT) instructs us:
“Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
God is greater any virus.
God is greater than disease.
God is greater than depression.
AGAIN GOD IS A HEALER! That healing however comes in many forms, it could be supernaturally or through medical professionals or it could be by bringing the person home to heaven. In 2010, the healing came supernaturally for my Mom but in 2016 God chose to heal / deliver her through “bringing her home.” That of course is not easy for those who remain behind, but we must keep in mind that we all have a 100% mortality rate. For believers, death should not be feared as the Apostle Paul said: “to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.” (See 2 Corinthians 5:8) Though I miss my Mom, I draw enormous comfort that she is in the loving arm of her Heavenly Father who has COMPLETELY healed her of ALL the pain and suffering she was in.
I will close with this beautiful proclamation of faith that the Prophet Jeremiah offers us in the book that bears his name. Jeremiah 17:14 (NLT) says:
“O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!”
Amen? May this prayer come true in your life….
Abba father, Daddy we come to you boldly in faith that if we (or anyone we know) are afflicted with any disease or virus or any other infirmity would be completely healed. Lord we ask for COMPLETE healing that astounds the Doctors and will allow for YOU to be glorified and YOUR miracle working power will shine through. Please heal us however you see fit. In Jesus’ name we pray! Amen.
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