Verse for Today: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Psalms 103:3 – (The Lord) pardons all your iniquities, (He) heals all your diseases.
Man needs both spiritual and physical healing in order to enjoy wellbeing. But man cannot accomplish both of these through own initiatives. This is because both the soul and the body are created by God who alone can provide proper and meaningful healing. But man has a responsibility to accomplish both by first of all acknowledging the need for healing. When man is conscious of his need for spiritual healing, he has to go to the Lord who will pardon all his confessed sins on the basis of the sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. There is no remission of sins outside Calvary where God paid the price of man’s iniquities. All who go to Him for the remission of their sins will be fully forgiven and will be considered as if they had never committed any sin. Man has to accomplish physical healing also by going to the creator of his body. His body has become susceptible to sickness as a result of sins of his soul. Even though Medial Science helps to heal through various means which are rooted in God’s creation of various substances and methods, it is God who ultimately heals. So man should go to God for healing of his bodies as well. But the sickness of his body is far less important when compared to emotional sickness which the Lord alone can heal. Man is often emotionally sick through anxiety, envy, depression, anger, doubt, confusion and such other diseases which also add to his physical illnesses. Emotional sickness is also a result of spiritual sickness which needs to be confessed before the Lord. Our Lord is capable of taking care of our bodies and souls through spiritual and emotional healing which will help us to enjoy wholesome health. He wants to give us such wholesome healing on a daily basis as we acknowledge our sinfulness and go to Him and get ourselves washed and cleansed by Him.
Dear friend, are you confronted with concerns about healing today? If you are physically healed once, you will be sick again as long as you live in this sinful body. But the best way to get physical healing is to first get ourselves spiritually and emotionally healed by the Lord trough His Word. He is the Balm of Gilead and if we apply Him in our souls, it will take away all our ailments and make us whole again. We need to apply this Balm on a daily basis in our souls so that we will be renewed daily like the eagles. As we are cleansed and healed, we become healthier day by day to fly to higher altitudes of spiritual lives where we will not be bothered with the mundane things of this world. Our concern will then be to reach higher and higher levels of spiritual experience when we will reach a stage of indifference to any thing that happens to our earthly lives. We will then be on ‘cloud nine’ with the Lord. Our souls will get renewed as we confess our infirmities and weaknesses to the Lord who will wash us clean of all blemishes in our thought life, wrong desires, competition, dissatisfaction, hatred, ill-will, conflicts, insecurity and anxieties. We are thus made new every day and transformed into the image of the Lord to live as His witnesses in this world. This was how the Patriarchs walked through Canaan and their children walked through the wilderness. This was how they were equipped to get victory in battles of all sorts. This was how the disciples lived on earth as if they were seated in the heavenly places. These opportunities are available for us to enjoy today and get victory over spiritual, emotional and physical infirmities.
Jeremiah 8:22 – Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?
Thought for Today
The loving touch of the Great Physician in our souls will give us wholesome health in our souls and bodies.
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