Bless the LORD, O my soul And all that is within me, bless his holy name…who heals all your diseases. Psalm 102:1 & 3
This started off my day today. It’s where my heart was when I walked into the house of the Lord this morning and tears started sliding down my cheeks because we were singing these words.
My anthem has become Healer by Kari Jobe. I believe you're my healer...You heal all my diseases… That’s a phrase that will stop and make you think. Especially if you have cancer.
I have never had the need to be healed of a “disease.” When I had a cold, sore throat or even a slightly more serious malady I would’ve asked for “healing,” maybe. But, I wouldn't have considered any of these a “disease.” No, not really, I've never had one before now. I've never really needed healing before now. Not me.
Before two months ago, I would have considered the disease I needed healing from to be the state of my heart. Yes, my heart is diseased. It is slimy and sinful and wretched and very, very sick without the Lord. But, my body was another story. It was fine. Or at least I thought. I listened to my body. I changed things when I thought I was getting too unhealthy. I just recently lost 30 pounds, make healthier eating choices and I was training for a marathon. I honestly had never been healthier. Or so I thought.
Today I ask God to heal all my diseases, to heal my body from cancer every day. Multiple times a day, I remind God of who he is, Healer of all my diseases.
And I wake up praising him with all that is within me and I go to bed praising him with all that is within me.
And, I am reminded that if all that is within me is praising God then even cancer is forced to bow to his holiness. And cancer bowing to the name of the Lord makes me happy.
“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and mercies. He fills my life with good things…The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love…Let all that I am praise the Lord.” Psalm 103:1-4, 8 & 22 NLT
PS Along the lines of yesterday, Psalm 103:17-18 says, “But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!”
Keep the faith,