Restoring Health


"For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the LORD; because they called you an outcast, saying, 'This is Zion, whom no man seeks after'." - Jeremiah 30:17

Jeremiah spent over 40 years proclaiming a message of doom to the stiff-necked people of Judah. The stubbornness of his people, as well as the harshness of God’s judgments would often bring him to tears, earning him the name of the “weeping prophet."

God was fed up with Judah! He had made up His mind of the disaster that would befall them. To make it worse, the people would not listen to Jeremiah's words, but instead choose to believe false prophets who proclaimed that "everything would be alright."

Jeremiah chapter 30 does not paint a comforting picture for Judah. God has proclaimed that they would be punished, because of their sins. However, He does give them a ray of hope. It is in this ray of hope that we find our promise for today.

Although God would bring this mighty judgment on Judah, He promises to restore their health and heal their wounds. This does not just speak to individual healing but healing as a nation. Even in God’s immense anger toward this nation, He still speaks of loving them and healing them. This once again shows that healing is truly God’s nature and character.

If you are dealing with a physical challenge, understand that healing is in God’s nature. He designed your body to heal itself under normal circumstances. However, when circumstances are not normal, and you find yourself not walking in divine health, you can seek God. Healing is His nature. He is Jehovah Rapha, the Lord that heals. Accept His healing touch today.

Lord God, I find comfort in the fact that healing is in Your nature. Because of Your healing touch, I do not have to walk in sickness or disease. I can proclaim that by the stripes of Your Son, Jesus, I am already healed. I rejoice and am grateful for the promise that You will restore health to me and heal my wounds, physically, mentally and spiritually. Thank You, God. Amen.
Sep 16 2018