Our Jehovah Rapha.

Series: Waymaker | Week 1: Miracle Worker

Isaiah 61:1
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

The prophet Isaiah, prophetically speaking for the Messiah in this verse, demonstrates God as our Jehovah Rapha—the God who heals our bodies and hearts. When Jesus arrived on earth, He fulfilled this prophecy by healing all the damage sin brings with it. No one and no thing has the power to heal our sin sickness besides Jesus. He is where we place our hope. Not our health, our money, or our daily routine. Our hope is in God alone to heal us and save us.

Respond in Prayer
Spend a few minutes reflecting on where you put your hope. If you had nothing, could you still say God is good? All the time? Ask God for His strength in growing you to this place. If you’ve never placed your faith in Jesus, you can do that now! Admit your sickness to God and acknowledge that, because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, He is the only one who can heal you, your Jehovah Rapha. Tell someone here if you made that decision or want to make it!

For Families with Kids at Home
As the week comes to an end and a new one approaches, try to spend today in Sabbath rest. Establish some healthy rhythms that will help ground your family in God’s goodness: a walk outside together, a time of sharing what you’re grateful for, and praying together. If you’re working, try to take some time today to pray over and with your kids.