by Tammy Phillips
August 5, 2020
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD;. – Jeremiah 30:17 KJV
When my boys were little and hurt themselves, they innately wanted my presence. They also expected a Band-aid, no matter the size of the boo-boo. As they grew up and stepped onto the baseball field, they were instructed not to show weakness. They were not to rub the injured spot, if they were hit by a 90 mile per hour fastball. And, Mama was never supposed to approach the field in case of injury.
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said, “unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. – Matthew 18:3 CSB.
As adults we think we have to bear our internal and external wounds bravely. I propose that our Heavenly Father is waiting for us with open arms. He wants to heal our every hurt, injury and pain. We just have to go to him like His little child.
Let’s unpack a few words from Jeremiah 30:17 and see how precious this word from our Father is:
RESTORE is the Hebrew word, ‘alah, which means to go up , rise up, bring up, or come up.
HEALTH is the Hebrew word, ‘aruwkah, which means, a long bandage applied by a physician in order to heal up a wound, restore to soundness and wholeness.
HEAL is the Hebrew word , rapha, meaning to sew together, mend by stitching, repair, restore to perfection, cure, and to thoroughly make whole.
WOUNDS is the Hebrew word, Makkah, meaning blow or strike.
A translation of this verse from the above definitions could read something like this:
I, God, your Father, you Daddy , will come to you and bring you a big, long band-aid to help heal up your wounds. I will stitch you back together and make it all better. I will heal you perfectly and make you whole from every blow and strike of the enemy.
Band-Aids have nothing on God, and neither do surgeons. He is the Comforter and Healer of all our wounds. And, if surgery is needed to heal us back up, He is Jehovah Rapha, the Physician who sews us back up, better than before. Just ask Him, He and His word tell us so. Don’t forget, He makes house calls, actually, He is already there.
I enCOURAGE you to call out to your Father, theGreat Physician. He awaits your call and stands ready with healing, “Holy band-aids” and “His suture kit” ready to go. After all, He is your Savior in all things. He wants you whole, healed, complete and sound.