Dear Precious Friends,
I pray to bring you a word of encouragement today and share what I need to hear.
We've all been through a lot. Some have had to carry even more than others. The amazing truth is that we realize when we have nothing left but God, we have it all.
It is God's desire to heal us of our hurts and suffering. He will heal those who put their trust in Him in due time. The loving nature of God cannot keep Him from bringing forth healing to the heart and to the soul. Psalm 147:3 says "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
The only question is are we allowing God's love to enter our hearts and do a mighty work in us? Do we want to be healed? This was the same question Jesus asked the leper in John 5:6 and it's the same question he asks us today.
When we are hurt, it often feels like God is not by our side, but the scripture assures that God is there most especially when we are hurt. Psalm 34:18 tells us "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." When our hearts are breaking and all hope seems lost, that moment, God is by our side and bringing comfort, rest and restoration in a way that we have never experienced before.
What is our greatest assurance that God will heal us? It's not because we've worked for it, but because Jesus has already paid the ultimate price for your full healing and restoration. Our assurance of healing is not our works, not our situation, but it is rather the cross that brings assurance of our healing. 1 Peter 2:24 says "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed."