July 30, 2021 Bethel Christian Fellowship

Jehovah Rapha

Jehovah Rapha

By Liz Kimmel


Can He heal?

          Based on Scripture and testimonies from around the world – YES!

Has He healed someone I know?

          Many times – both instantaneously and over the course of time.

Has He healed me?

          Sometimes yes, sometimes no – why is that?

                     Don’t I believe hard enough?

                     Does He want me to learn perseverance?

                     Is there someone suffering who might be encouraged

         by the way I have handled my difficulties?

Will He heal me?

          I hope so . . .

          I believe He can . . .

          Can I believe He will?

Can I ask Him to heal me?

          Absolutely – as many times as it takes!

          Don’t be shy about going to the throne yet again about the same issue.

Don’t be afraid to step into the healing waters a second or third or fourth time.

          Ask and you will receive . . .

                     Is that in this life or the next?

          “Oh Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony!”

          “The Lord has heard my weeping . . . The Lord accepts my prayer.”

Can I believe Him?

          He doesn’t lie.

          He isn’t mean.

          He doesn’t tease.

          He sometimes allows things of this world to adversely affect me.

          But that doesn’t mean He has stopped loving me.

Can I trust Him?

          Yes, I can rely on His strength to heal me

                     And I can rely on His strength when He doesn’t.

Yes, I can confidently expect that He will answer – though maybe not in my time frame.

          Yes, I can hope in and be assured of His deep love for me.

How does trust differ from acceptance of my lot?

What if He says no to me like He did to Paul concerning the thorn in his flesh?

                     Would I be able to trust in His all-sufficient grace?

          What if I live through years of pain?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – even if it hurts.

          What if I end up dying before I experience complete healing?

Jesus said that He would prepare a place for me and would take me to be with Him.

That’s what I want – to be with Him,

          Whether that means here with a healed body or with a hurting body,

          Or there with a new body.

I just want to be with Him, Jehovah Rapha, my Restorer!