Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

God Who Heals

Psa 103:2-3, 2 Bless the LORD, .. 3 …Who heals all your diseases,

David initially highlighted the pardon from sin as the primary benefit. However, it is often challenging for individuals to fully embrace and embody these words, despite believing them. The same God who forgives the corrupted soul must also provide healing for it. It is important to consider that all of our sufferings stem from the original sin committed by Adam and Eve in the garden. Sin is likened to a disease as it tarnishes the moral beauty of the individual. Before we can aspire to receive various forms of healings, there must be a process of restoration and healing. Leaking and broken vessels are incapable of holding good things for a significant or even brief period unless their condition is addressed first.

In Matthew 9, a paralyzed man was brought to Jesus seeking physical healing. Jesus prioritized addressing his primary ailment, sin. He said, “…Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” Only after dealing with the man’s eternal soul did Jesus proceed to heal his physical ailments. Matthew Henry aptly states, “If God removes the guilt of sin through pardoning mercy, He will also break its power through renewing grace. Where Christ becomes righteousness for any soul, He also becomes sanctification.” As we reflect on this benefit and strive to embrace it, may we first seek restoration so that we may be capable of holding it and all that comes with it.