January 11, 2022
Theme of Week – Celebrating God’s Character and Provision
Daily Theme – He Is Healer
Scripture (Exodus 15:22-27)
I have a good memory, it’s just short. I would have a fit in well with the Hebrews following Moses, travelling through the wilderness from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. The Hebrews had just experienced the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea. It was pretty spectacular and kept them on a spiritual high for…three days!
Three short days after God saved them in dramatic fashion from the Egyptians, the people are grumbling because there was a need for fresh water for these 3 million people and their livestock. Instead of remembering what God had just done 72 hours earlier (ironically with water), they complained to Moses.
God steps in again and provides water, but not without first impressing upon them that He is Healer. God being their healer means that He is the one who restores them to fullness, both physically and spiritually. God will make them whole. The Lord continues to spiritually heal today and we see evidence of that when people make Jesus their Savour. God may also physically heal as well. We celebrate His provision in our lives.
Themes to pray
- ⁃ Thank God for the healing you’ve experienced in life
- ⁃ Praise God that He met your greatest need, not necessarily your every need
- ⁃ Pray for healing that you feel you need during this time
- ⁃ Pray for the healing of someone you that God brings to mind
- A prayer for you today.Loving God, I praise You for Your healing touch in my life. I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
- Additional Resources– A broadcast from Focus on the Family regarding God as Healer https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/ broadcast/experiencing-gods-healing-hand/