Lord my God, I called to You for help, and You healed me. – (Psalm 30:2, NIV)
Lord my God, I prayed to You, and You healed me. – (Psalm 30:2, ERV)
O Lord, my healing God, I cried out for a miracle and You healed me! – (Psalm 30:2, TPT)
God is a faithful healer, yet His timing is not our own. We are a society that is accustomed to fast food, fast service, and rapid response. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and we know not why some prayers are answered quickly, and others, by our own expectations, take too long. Even within my own household, answers vary. The entire family has been ill, and for most of us, it has been fairly short-lived. Yes, that in and of itself is an answered prayer, yet one of my kids is still dealing with symptoms that seem to linger. By now, he should be fever free and feeling fantastic, yet he is not. Fever and a cough seem to be holding on, and his sleep is a struggle too. Because we see that my son is still symptomatic does not mean that God is not healing him. For whatever reason, the healing is taking longer as sickness lingers. There has been enough relief for schoolwork to be completed and to hang out and be loved by the pups, we are not just waiting for all symptoms to pass and for full healing to happen. May we ever seek the Lord and call on Him to bring the healing that we need most, for He is faithful to meet us in our every need.
I called on the Lord,
And He heard my cry;
His answers will come,
God’s love won’t deny.
When answers seem slow,
We need to choose trust;
Faithfulness is sure,
He’s loving and just.
Keep calling on Him,
For His love is kind;
He heals by His grace,
As we seek, we’ll find.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You hear our cries and bring healing through Your hands. Thank You that even when we don’t see what we are hoping for in our timing, You are moving beyond what we can see. Forgive us for our frustrations with delays in what we hope to see. Teach us how to trust and to continue to contend for Your full and complete healing whenever it is needed. Show us how to love and pray for those around us in faith. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You and trust You to bring healing through Your hands. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24