by Larry Burkett
"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock; . . . my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold" (Psalm 18:2 emphasis added).
It is intriguing how many names there are for God. In today's Scripture verse, He is Jehovah Eli, my God. He also is Jehovah Ori, my light (Psalm 27:1); Jehovah Shalom, my peace (Judges 6:24); Jehovah Jireh, my provider (Genesis 22:14); Jehovah Machsi, my refuge (Psalm 91:9). And there are others.
I suppose if I were to choose my favorite name for God, it would be different from time to time, depending on the circumstances in my life. However, I think right now my favorite is Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals.
"If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight. . .I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer" (Exodus 15:26).
God can heal supernaturally and sometimes He heals increment ally-by using people. God has healed me by using good doctors and by bringing people into my life who have the wisdom to know how to treat illnesses in alternative ways.
I believe the fact that I'm alive is a testimony of the fact that God does intercede and He does answer prayers. In my opinion, the greatest alternative treatment available is prayer.
So you can understand why my favorite name for God right now is Jehovah Rapha, my healer.
Think about which name for God is your favorite, and thank Him for being all-sufficient.
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