“Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction … .” Psalm 103:2-4
For some reason, folks seem to forget the most important thing about knowing God. He has made a pact with all those who would place their trust in Him. It is the reason Jesus came to earth to dwell among us. It’s the reason He had to bleed and die a horrific death. It was all part of God’s eternal plan to save us from ourselves. Does that make God worthy of being blessed and praised? You bet it does! He forgave our iniquities, which simply said means God forgave all our misdeeds, errant thoughts and ungodly actions and reactions. That’s right, every thing we have ever thought, said or done that was considered sinful behavior in God’s economy was forgiven us. The most awesome thing about it is that none of it would be brought up against us again … ever.
The Jews call Him Jehovah Rophi, the God who heals. Does God always heal folks the way we want? No, He does not. He does what is best in His estimation. The Lord either causes or allows all things that transpire in this world. If He did not there would be something that was out of His control and that contradicts His very nature. Sometimes people we earnestly pray for end up dying. Our faith is shaken. We question God as to why they had to pass on. Knowing the future and the past, He is much more capable than us to make those type of life and death decisions. The fact of the matter is that when a loved one we have prayed for passed away in spite of our most heartfelt prayers for their healing, God has in fact answered our prayer in the most perfect sense. Is it not true that the person in question shall never be sick or in pain ever again? They are now with the Lord for all eternity if they are redeemed and will never be sick again. Now that is what I call a healing. It’s not the way we imagined it, but we got what we asked for.
Let your heart never forget all that God has done for you. No one else could have ever done what the Lord did. He alone is worthy of all our glory, honor and praise. Until Christ’s Return, walk with the King and be a blessing!Resource: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.