His Word Restores And Heals

Friends,
There are so many hurting people. May we extend gentleness as often as we can. May we extend Jesus and His Word… for He is the only one who truly can heal, and only when filled with Him, can we truly help another.

“Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” (Isaiah 32:2) If we are hidden in The Rock, then we too (who already participate and serve in The Advancing Righteous Kingdom –Mt. 11:12) can be a refuge for others as we hug them into He who is our Shelter…

I have found that the only true, always-available, lasting comfort and help comes from our Shepherd, our Rock, The Word, Jesus. Yes, He will use other things, people, sermons, devotionals, etc., but it has to be what He brings as the help. Many sources promise freedom and healing, but again, –only He and His Word truly heal. Many get lured to “Egypt” for help, but the promised help turns out to be a mirage, and the hurting one ends up in an even bigger agonizing mess. Human help has “an appearance of wisdom” (Col. 2:23 & see 1 John 4:5), but Jesus tells us in John 7:24, “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” And since He says in John 18:36, “My kingdom is not of this world,” then this world’s advice / wisdom is greatly inferior to what we have available in Jesus.

Isaiah 31:1 warns, “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.” I believe seeking help from the Lord, means just that –sitting with Him, our Bibles open, our faces to the floor… It does not mean running to this program or that, or to a seminar, a book, a retreat, a person, a philosophy, a hobby, a healing ministry, or anything else –UNLESS the Lord Himself has clearly and definitely led you to that. Without Him in it even a good program falls flat, a book’s correct advice has no power, a caring ministry may actually resort to mind control, a fun hobby soon becomes hollow and unable to bring happiness, and even a loving person can fail us or hurt us.

Ps. 107:20 says, “He sent forth His word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.” –That physical grave… or emotional or mental grave… that death of a friendship, a marriage, or a job… But His Word is what heals and restores. That is our only reliable, completely faithful help: The Mighty God –through His Word, Jesus. Jer. 30:12,13 is true: “Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing. There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you.” However, in verse 17 God says, “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD.” For as Jesus says in Mark 10:27, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Healing for that huge wound… –there’s no cure… Not from any man… But there is with God.

So cry out to Him. He will answer. He will heal. These are His promises. And the promises are found in His Word. However, we must open the Bible and read the promises for our faith to be enacted. And it is faith that pleases Him (Heb. 11:6), for that is what He has ordained and willed to please Him, and the avenue He has set in place by which to answer us. (Matt. 21:21, Luke 17:6, Mark 9:23, Heb. 6:12, 11:33-34, etc.)

God does heal. Believe it. Use His Word for your own healing as well as for pointing others to The Healer. True, psychological trauma can be more than one can bear, but Ps. 94:17-19 can be read and believed, and God will honor one’s faith in His promise. It says, “Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ Your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul.”

Those are statements of promise.

Believe them. Apply them. Do so by quoting them back to the Lord.

And now take hope. “For faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Heb. 11:1)

Love,
Rachel

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~ by smilesback on November 11, 2009.

 
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