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This week’s study on “The Lord Who Heals” was so good and challenging. I’ve really been challenged through this study. There are some days where I just really draw a blank and I’m digging to get something out of it. Then there is another day when the Lord is just screaming things at my heart and it is so good. I think a study like this is good to strengthen our walks with the Lord.
Sometimes it is so easy to see Christianity as just something pretty. Something that makes us feel good. And then we read about how some of our sickness is tied to our sin and we just don’t like that. It doesn’t “feel” good. I pray that my views on my God continue to change over the course of this study. So many of my views need to be rocked.
We do know this. God is in charge of our sickness and our healing. Our God is All-Powerful. Our God has His hands in every little detail of our lives. He hears our prayers. He sees our tears. He forgives our sins. He makes us well. I love that throughout the chapter we looked at different verses that show us different things about God healing. I LOVED that we ultimately see that Christ is our healer. He is the ultimate miracle for our disease-filled hearts. He took on my sin, my sickness, my punishment. Sometimes, sickness isn’t directly related to our sin. Sometimes, we won’t see healing like we want to. Sometimes the Lord will choose to use our sickness or the sickness of a loved one for His glory and to display His works (John 9:1-3). Sometime healing will come through death and life in Heaven. I love how the Lord made it so obvious to me that His ultimate healing comes through eternal life. Healing comes one way or another. We can be thankful for that.
I’ve loved seeing others participate in this. It’s been so neat to see how God has used this study in each of our lives so differently. I know He is blessing us!
I just wanted to give one more little note before I sign off for the day. I’m so thankful to be doing this study and to be doing it with you. I’m going to continue to do these posts on Friday until our study is over. But, I will be stepping back from blogging indefinitely. I just wanted to give you a little heads up before you worry. :) Until next Friday... keep up the good work, ladies! So thankful for your commitment to this study.