The God who heals...

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Jehovah Rapha... the Existing One who heals.  He makes Himself known and binds up the brokenhearted.  He cares for His people as a Shepherd cares for his sheep.  He will restore wholeness and give healing.

Exodus 15:16 "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.

The Lord promises not to inflict His people with diseases meant to judge and convict them if they will obey and heed His commands.

"For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lordbecause they have called you an outcast:‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’"  Jeremiah 30:17

The Lord promises to restore health and wholeness to His people who have been mistreated by nations that did not recognize them as God's people.

“Return, O faithless sons; I will heal your faithlessness.”  "Behold, we come to you,
 for you are the Lord our God."  Jeremiah 3:22

The Lord calls back those who have wandered away from Him and inflicted disease and sickness upon themselves (physical and emotional).  In His presence is healing.

"Moreover, the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day when the Lord binds up the brokenness of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow."
Isaiah 30:26

When the Lord returns to dwell with His people, all their diseases and brokenness will be healed.  

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the brokenheartedto proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound..."  Isaiah 61:1

The Lord uses His servants as tools to minister to the brokenhearted and to show them the way to the Great Physician.  

"who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases..."  Psalm 103:3

Eventually, in the course of time, every single disease and every single emotional hurt of mine will be healed.  While on this earth, I must endure sickness and pain and suffering because that is part of the condition of sin... but I have HOPE that the Lord will remove every tear from my eye!  

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:4

Here is a powerful worship song from one of my favorite artists... Kari Jobe, "Healer".  

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