Devotional: Call for Help!
O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
One of the things that blesses me about the Bible is its profound simplicity. It comes out with the most profound statements in the simplest and shortest words. In the verse here quoted there is not a single word of more than one syllable. Fourteen words of one syllable, yet in those simple words what tremendous truth is expressed!
All through the Bible God reveals Himself as the healer of His people. To Israel, after their deliverance from Egypt, He declared, “I am the LORD, who heals you” (Exodus 15:26). This could be translated: “I am the LORD your Doctor.” Twelve centuries later He afﬁrmed, “I the LORD do not change” (Malachi 3:6). To Christians in the New Testament James wrote: “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the Church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up”( James 5:14–15).
I thank God for doctors and nurses and all who help the sick and the inﬁrm. But the ultimate healer is God Himself. The channels of healing may vary, but the Source is always the same. Perhaps you are labouring under some sickness, some physical oppression, some burden from which the Lord would gladly release you. Have you thought about calling to the Lord? Consider the simplicity of those words: “I called to you for help and you healed me.” Sometimes we overlook that which is so simple and so close at hand. Why not take your case to God? I have done it many times and He has healed me. I believe He will do the same for you.
Lord, You are my Creator and my Redeemer. As I trust You to save my soul, so also I trust You to heal my body.
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