…to heal, restore, mend, repair, cure, to make fresh, to make whole…
We could just stop right here and meditate on the truth of this name…He is our healer…He restores our souls…He cures our disease…He makes us whole…
Healing in the Bible can be both spiritual and physical. God heals our whole person.
Consider this from “Jesus Calling”.
I AM a God who heals. I heal broken bodies, broken minds, broken hearts, broken lives and broken relationships. My very Presence has immense healing powers. You cannot live close to Me without experiencing some degree of healing. However, it is true that you have not because you ask not. You receive the healing that flows naturally from My Presence, whether you seek it or not. But there is more – much more – available to those who ask . . .
by Sarah Young
The Lord does not leave us in our helpless estate. He heals and makes us whole. Nothing is too much…no wound too great. He wants us to press in as close as we can. The more we abide, the more we are made whole. We are both complete and being completed.
Exodus 15: 19-27
The Lord had just brought them through the Red Sea and caused their enemy to drown in their pursuit. They’re singing and dancing, praising His name. Then, 3 days later, they’re complaining about not having water. They had been in captivity for so long, that they weren’t sure who this God was. They had witnessed plagues and death. I’m sure they were wondering if they were next. Moses cries out to the Lord, the Lord turns the bitter water into useable, sweet water by throwing a tree into the river. (Can you say “foreshadowing??) Then, He makes a declaration of His character. He is telling them that he will protect them and heal them if they follow Him. He could have just taken them straight to the Promised Land, but then they wouldn’t know Him. God wants us to know Him intimately. He brought them through the bitter so they could “taste and see that the Lord is good”.