Healing comes in many forms. It can be physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial, or spiritual. There is a brokenness that is created as a result of the sins of others towards us or the sins of our own. Nonetheless, God has promised to be our healer.
In Exodus 15:22-27, the Israelites were in search of water. They found water, but they couldn’t drink the water. So, like many of us, they started complaining. Moses knowing this was a problem beyond his control goes to God. God shows Moses a tree that makes the waters healthy enough to drink. He goes on to give conditions for healing to Moses found in verse 26. His only conditions were that the Israelites diligently hear his voice, live a godly life, honor the commandments given, and keep the laws he had given to help them function well with each other and him. God goes on to let Moses know that despite the sickness brought upon the Egyptians, he would not put those diseases on the Israelites because he wanted them to know him as Jehovah Rapha, the Healer.
In this passage, God healed the Israelites in more ways than they may have even seen. He healed them physically from dehydration and emotionally from the bitterness that came upon them. In the same way, God does this for us. Sometimes, he does it without us even calling on him and in Moses’ case He called on God on behalf of the Israelites. This goes to show the power of a prayer from those who follow God. Ultimately, God’s goal is for his children to know him.
You may need healing in an area of your life or you may know someone in need of it. Right now, pause and call out to God. No matter how far we are, he is always there waiting to be who he said he is. Believe and allow God to be Jehovah Rapha in your life or the life of someone else you know in need! With healing in one area, it will always result in an area of spiritual healing with our Heavenly Father!