Exodus 15.26-27 (NIV)
26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
This is God’s promise to His people, that if we live as his people and walk in his ways, we will know and experience that He is YHWH, the God of the covenant relationship, the God who heals us. Our lives go from Upside Down to Upside Up as we walk in relationship with the God who heals us.
Ultimately, God the Father is at work in Christ to turn the world upside up – to renew, heal, and restore. His desire is that we have “whole” lives. In Christ, God is at work healing, renewing, and restoring the “whole” of our lives (spiritually, emotionally, physically and relationally). The fullness of this will come when we receive our new resurrection bodies in the new creation (the new heavens and the new earth), but as we see in Scripture there are times when God gives a foretaste of the perfect healing that will be ours for eternity. We see this repeatedly through the power of Jesus’ ministry, the ministry of the disciples and the early church in the New Testament. [P. Cory Ricks, Upside UP Fall College Conference, 2018].
Today, may we know that the Lord is our healer, and pray for specific areas in our lives where we are in need of His healing touch. Let’s go deep in worship today as we sing the song God is so good, declaring that through Christ we are healed, made whole, and saved in Jesus name!