The Power in Calling on Your God Jehovah Rapha Today
In all the instances in Scripture above, we see people in dire situations. Jeremiah and Isaiah lost their homes and nation. David encountered one trial after the other. The Israelites were wandering in the desert and couldn’t even locate drinkable water.
No matter what the instance, Jehovah-Rapha heals and restores them.
In our own lives, we can call upon the healing name of God in prayer. This can help remind us about how God has stitched the wounds of his people in the past, and he will come to our aid.
Nevertheless, we do need to remind ourselves that although God heals, he may heal us in an unexpected way. We may see a physical ailment and think that our creator should make fixing that his top priority. However, we may have a deeper spiritual wound that can also use a salve.
Our God has many names throughout Scripture. Although we cannot fathom an infinite being in His entirety, we can grasp aspects of his character. We know that the name Jehovah-Rapha carries a number of meanings. God can heal us in far more ways than one.
God does not abandon us in our time of direst need. Even when we think we’ve reached the worst trial of our lives, we can be reminded that we have a God who restores and binds our wounds.
Scripture Truth and Statements
Praise the Lord, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits - who. . .heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3
From the Father's Heart: My child, sometimes you hide from Me in your greatest pain, thinking I will not know—or care. Other times you think I have abandoned you at your point of need if I do not answer immediately. Trust Me with every symptom—physical, emotional, and spiritual. I am Jehovah Rapha, and in My time, in My way, I still bring healing.
Our Response: Lord, You pour Your salve of cleansing, healing, and forgiveness over my spirit. Time and time again, I lay my complaints at Your feet, yet You never turn me away. Like the woman who touched the hem of Your garment, I feel Your power and life flowing through me once again.
(excerpt provided by Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Daily in His Presence)
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