David wrote in a song,
“Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2
Healing is sweet to the soul. It is liberty and joy released, dancing and rest. We all need a little healing.
Illness comes in different forms; hidden in the innermost parts of a human being, deforming the image the world sees, transforming the mind of a once healthy person. Illness comes to the rich and poor, the strong and weak. Illness comes to anyone and everyone. We all call out for healing. I call out for healing.
David called God his Rapha.
I remember that woman, she bled for twelve years and doctors could not help her. Lonely, maybe depressed and overwhelmed by her daily burden, isolation and financial distress due to her illness, she made sure she reached out to Jesus. If only she could touch the hem of His garment, it would be enough. She touched his clothes in full belief and she was healed. She was freed from her suffering. (Mark 5:24-29)
Free from her burden.
Free from pain.
David wrote, “You turn my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.”
David recieved his healing, spared from death and the pit.
Healing doesn’t always come packaged with a pretty bow. Sometimes the journey of healing is darn right difficult but God’s love is reaching down, singing over you, upholding you and molding you in the process.
“I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.” Psalm 31:7
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ” James 1:2-4
It’s okay to laugh and think, “Wow, I am going to be incredibly mature and complete with all these trials!” God laughs with us and loves us as we process and crawl back into His holy lap to learn and grow in the healing process. He sees your affliction. He knows the anguish of the mind, body, soul and spirit. You are not forsaken. Lean into Him.
The pain can be too much, the fog too heavy to focus or grasp His word. Lay your head down on your bible as though it were your pillow and pray that God would put His word in your mind. Turn on You Version’s free bible app and listen to His word. Listen, soak in. Think upon what is good and lovely and praiseworthy. You are loved and worth fighting for. Don’t give up the fight. Humbly reach for the hem of His garment. Humbly pull yourself onto His lap and yield to His plan for your days.
He gives joy in the morning.