Foreword:

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Healing.

I have seen his ways, and will heal him. I am the Lord, who heals you.

O Lord, you have searched me, and known me. You know my down-sitting and mine uprising, you understand my thoughts afar off. You surround my path and my lying down, you are acquainted with all my ways. — You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance. — All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. — He is gracious to him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. — He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him: and with his stripes we are healed. — He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted. — Your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be healed from your plague.

Healing is what we need.  We need compassion, redirection, sometimes discipline, but above all we need healing--mind, soul, and body.  God offers that through His Son, the Lord Jesus. We can't always count on physical healing (many times we can!) because full physical healing comes on Resurrection Day, but we can always count on our souls being healed through God's grace.  
Healing comes through a single avenue, Jesus Christ, God's Son. When He healed people's bodies, we read, "He Himself took our infirmities, and carried our sicknesses" as the explanation.  When He healed their souls, we read, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst." And, "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit, and with power, [and He] went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil." And, "He bore our sins in His own body on the tree...By [His] wounds you were healed."
In this, as in everything else, it is Jesus who empowers, helps, transforms, heals--just as He Himself said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  Nobody comes to the Father except through Me."  
He means (among other things) that He is the access point for all that God will do for us.  ALL of Gods' blessing comes through Him. All of God comes to you through Him.
Call out to Him and see.


ISA. 57:18. Exo. 15:26. Psa. 139:1‑3. -Psa. 90:8. -Heb. 4:13. Isa. 1:18. ‑Job 33:24. -Isa. 53:5. -Isa. 61:1. ‑Mark 5:34.