Christian Living
Our Ultimate Need
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Apr 12, 2019
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Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, is who we ultimately need, no matter what area of weakness, sickness, disease, or trouble we encounter. This doesn't mean we will never get sick or that we are immune to death. But God will be with us through every pain we experience. If you are suffering, remember that God desires to use your suffering to bring an even greater reward to you and an even greater awareness of His presence to others who may witness your steadfastness.

It is the Holy Spirit who mends broken hearts, renews degenerate minds, and restores shattered relationships.

What a tremendous encouragement it is to know that God is healing us day by day, week by week, year by year. He takes all of those broken bits of our lives—even those which we aren't aware of—and mends them with His tender love and great healing power. And one day we will stand perfectly whole in Christ Jesus before His throne.

The ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in our world is the work of Jehovah-Rapha. It is the Holy Spirit who mends broken hearts, renews degenerate minds, and restores shattered relationships. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to conform us to the likeness of the perfect, complete Christ Jesus. Jehovah-Rapha is the God who heals us and makes us whole.

If you are suffering from emotional or spiritual hurts today, cry out to Jehovah-Rapha. He wants to restore you. He wants to make you whole. Praise Him today for His healing power. Praise Him for dying on the cross so you can be healed of your sins. Praise Him for restoring your broken relationships and broken heart. Praise Him for His daily care and provision for your health.

Prayer: I do praise You, Lord, for Your healing power, released through Your death and resurrection. Forgive me for trying to find healing and wholeness apart from You. May I rest in You today. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion" (Psalm 103:2-4).