Friday, 24 July 2020
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
A few years ago, for the first time in my life, I saw a friend leave his sojourn on earth. It was a very painful death. He had a terrible genetic defect which rendered him not being able to feel pain in his body. Sometimes, while he was cooking, he would accidentally place his hand on fire and not realise it at all. By the time someone points it out, his hands would have sustained terrible damage.
Though often in great pain, he rarely complained. Instead, he was always cheerful and motivated others. He took great joy in giving as much as he can to others around him. He was an incredible brother in Christ.
I do not pretend to understand the pain and suffering of those who are going through various physical and emotional pain. Some say emotional pain is far more painful than physical pain. I may be wrong, but I think that the pain we experience, whether emotional or physical, are the same. They are manifestations of suffering, and possibly sin, in different forms.
Today, if you are experiencing some emotional pain, take comfort in knowing that God understands and hears your cries. If you are going through some very painful physical pain or terminal illness, rest assured, God knows and hears your prayers. God is not far from any of us. Come to Him with a contrite heart. Pour your heart out to Him.
This morning, read Psalm 147, especially verses 3 to 5, and rejoice in His presence. In verse 3, the Psalmist says that God heals the brokenhearted (your emotional travails). He also binds up your wounds (your physical pain). If you are feeling betrayed, hurt, angry and upset, I pray that God will meet you and comfort you in His arms. If you are battling cancer or any other form of painful illness, I pray that God will also answer your prayers and strengthen you. Our God is a loving and faithful God.
Our prayers may not always receive the answers we crave for, but we can rest knowing that we are in His hands always. We are safe in Him – always.
As you meditate, close your eyes, and ponder on His goodness. Give thanks for all that He has blessed you with. I pray that the Lord will grant you your prayers for healing and strength.
Lord, I praise You for all that You are. There is none like You, Lord. I am blessed to be in Your presence. Please heal me, strengthen my heart and make me whole so that I may glorify You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ name, I ask. Amen.