Our God is amazingly awesome and deeply caring. He continually reaches out to us in love. “God is ready to give blessings to all who come to Him.” Luke 4:19 He not only desires to give us good things but He also wants us to call on Him for help in troubled times. “Yet the Lord still waits for you to come to Him, so He can show you His love… Blessed are all those who wait for Him to help them.” Is 30:18 It’s true that everyone has great needs but perhaps none is greater than the need for healing.
There is a healing that is more essential than that of the body. It is the healing of the soul. The soul refers to our personality, our heart, our driving force, and the center of our life’s energy. Living in a godless society our souls are becoming incredibly battered, bruised, and beaten. Perhaps we need to ask if we are spending more time and attention on our bodies than on our soul. Countless doctors have observed a connection between the soul and physical and mental health. Some illnesses could be avoided through trusting God and allowing Him to deal with our stress, anger, and worry. We can do our part to build ourselves up in the most holy faith. The disciple James exhorts us to examine our soul and confess when we are aware of wrongdoing. We can ask for healing from the consequences of our wanderings, those times we ignored conscience and His Word. “…and if his sickness was caused by some sin, the Lord will forgive him.” James 5:15 To be forgiven is truly the greatest healing of all.
What about the seasons when we are ill in body or soul and healing doesn’t come? Friends, these are times to rest in God’s gentle arms, knowing that He is intimately involved in the details of our lives. “How precious it is Lord, to realize that You are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day Your thoughts turn towards me.” Ps 139: 17, 18 “…His understanding is unlimited.” Ps 147:5 What incredible joy that God sees us and knows us personally. Because of this we are confident that our souls can prosper even in the difficult times. “Yes, Lord, let Your constant love surround us, for our hopes are in You alone.” Ps 33:22 Dear Father, if it be the time, please heal me. Thank you. Amen.
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