Tuesday, December 20, 2016

We have Joy because Jesus Heals Our Physiological Wounds

Photo by U.S. Pacific Fleet
Ought to have been blog post 12/14/16

Scripture: Isaiah 35:5-6
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.  Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.  For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah.

Insights: Our previous verses dealt with our psychological healing Jesus provides.  Today’s verses deal with our physiological healing of our bodies.  Let me emphasis for just a moment that our physical healing may not actually come until we enter into glory, but the promise of this healing (whether here in the temporary life or in our eternal life) ought to produce within us a joy of our physical restoration.  Notice with me from today’s verses all Jesus is coming to heal.  He heals our eyes, our ears, our legs and even our tongues.  Our lives become instantaneous vessels of praise to the Lord God because of His healing power in our lives.  When we are healthy we take for granted our physical health.  When we are not physically healthy it often times becomes a consuming aspect of our focus.  Yet, in the health or in the brokenness, the Lord God is to be praised because of His perfecting work in our bodies.  Beloved, let me encourage you to look for those in physical pain.  Be ready to encourage the in Jesus.  Help them to understand this life is the temporary, but there is a life after this one that is for all time.  Help them to know in a relational since Jesus the One who will heal their bodies.  Let them know of they joy you have because of this assurance of physical healing found in our Lord.

 1. What kind of physiological wounds are you bearing?
 2. Are you willing to endure through them in order for Jesus to eternally heal you?

Prayer: Father, thank You for healing my physical wounds.  I recognize the fall of man allowed the body to become corrupted and to bear within it suffering and pain.  Help me to rest secure in Your eternal renewal of my body when I enter into glory with You.  Amen.

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