Who heals all your diseases; ~Psalm 103We had somewhat of an exciting day today…
first off, it was sunny and beautiful. There is water standing in puddles throughout the yard and in the bar-ditches. But overall the weather was wonderful.
I was outside with the kids for a little while. Bree had come in a told me she heard the police cars… a bunch of them going down the road, then right after that, The Honey came in from the mail box and said he saw an Ambulance pass by our road…followed by about SEVEN Sheriff’s Vehicles…
Well naturally, we’re wondering what’s up… then we heard what we thought was the Care-Flight helicopter. They came circled… and left without landing. That was odd… It was followed by two more helicopters! In the distance through the trees I could just make out where they had stopped. …with my binoculars.
Yeah… I was curious! I also had a 5 and 4 year old… outside watching the choppers fly over.
Having seen the first one leave and none of them landing… I told Honey to check the news. Sure enough…there it was! On the TV and outside my door…just some distance away… about 10 acres maybe, 20? Just on the other side of the cow pasture!
A woman had stolen an Ambulance. She had been at the local hospital (some 20 miles away) being treated when she just decided to jump in there and take it! I have no idea what prompted her to do that. She is currently in jail waiting for bail.
I had no intention of writing all that tonight when I sat down here at the computer—I was going to write something a little different. But this has got me thinking about the human condition, and this woman’s story – whatever it may be, goes along with what I originally wanted to say.
Who heals all your diseases; ~Psalm 103 So … forgetting not all God’s benefits; I’ll say this…
One of the benefits mentioned here in Psalm 103 … is that God heals all our diseases. Having been diagnosed with T2 Diabetes in 2014… and in 1999 with Psoriatic Arthritis…(auto immune) I have clung to this promise from God’s word. Not the promise that He WILL heal my disease--- but the promise that HE CAN. AND HE DOES. But many people, those that know God intimately and those that don’t know God… but know about him… they will say something like
—but God promises to heal our disease, and my mother died of heart disease and T2 diabetes… and he didn’t heal her…
- or, My baby had childhood cancer and GOD took him from me.
…and I’m mad at Him for that.
-or, How can I worship a God that does that?
These are true statements. True, because people are desperate. Just like the woman for whatever reason stole that ambulance today… the bottom line is, she was desperate. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye…she perceived her circumstances wrongly. When we hurt from pain or lose a loved one from a debilitating disease…something they’ve suffered long from. Our perception can become skewed our emotions will lie to us (another topic all together) God has allowed this thing… to take our loved one or take our life and we curse Him. Why? Because …we err, and do not know the scripture nor the power of God.~ Matthew 22:29
We forget that He is sovereign over all these things.
Do I pray that He will heal me? Sure I do! I pray it in faith. I don’t want diabetes or P.A. (psoriatic arthritis) and all the problems that accompany those diseases. I want God to heal me! Do I think he will? I can’t answer that.
I stood outside today… with my camera, and watched without knowing what was happening. I conjured all sorts of scenarios in my mind what could be happening just beyond the rise in the field. But when I turned on my television, and saw the woman be shackled and put into the patrol car. My heart sank. I felt hurt for her. Because she was desperate.
Do I think He can heal me? Now that is the question… YES! He does heal all our disease. But he never promises that He will.
- Friend, if you’re reading this right now. I hope that you will cling to the truth of God’s word and know that He cares for you. He wants us to know him and understand that He knows us and what we have need of more than anyone. Whatever pain or fear or desperation we may be experiencing… it isn’t as great as His name, Jesus. There is comfort in that name.