Lord, Maker, Savior
I know that through it all
You are greater
Your love for me
Will never fade away
Those who hope in you
Will never be ashamed
‘Cause I know who You are…’
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.”
According to the Old Testament, your name is your identity. There is usually a meaning and purpose behind every name. This idea applies to God as well. He reveals Himself to us through His names.
This Thanksgiving season, let’s do ourselves a favor and ask ourselves this fundamental question: How well do I know God? Many bible characters asked and answered that very same question. For example:
Paul said, “I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.”
David said, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Job said, “I know my redeemer lives, and in the end, He will stand.”
When we find ourselves in the valleys of life; when we go through dark times; when we the hurt is real and the storms are relentless, we must answer with utmost confidence – “I know you, Lord.” You are:
Jehovah Rapha:: Jehovah Rapha means to heal; to restore, to make healthy. Jehovah Rapha is the God who heals, the great physician who restores the physical and emotional needs of his people.
Too many a time when we talk about God healing His people, some immediately go to instances when people are not healed either in a meeting or when prayed for. I think that is a mistake. What you are doing in that moment is empowering doubt and fear.
The best and only option is to draw from testimonies of his healing power. Here is why: Revelation 19:10 says, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The testimony about Christ’s miraculous healing is able to spark faith in your heart to believe for a miracle.
So, keep his good works before your eyes, and his good word on your lips.
Prayer: Lord, I know who you are! You are The God who heals my diseases – the One who restores. You sent forth your words to heal my sickness and my disease. My eyes are on you. Thank you for your timely miracle – for you know how much I need your touch.
Jer 30:17; Jer 3:22; Isa 30:26; Isa 61:1; Psa 103:3
Thanksgiving: Take a Minute to thank the Lord for His promises. Thank Him in advance for healing your physical or emotional need. Tell Him how much you trust Him and how nothing will shake your faith, even if the healing doesn’t come swiftly.