Isaiah 42:3. “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice.” Psalm 147:3. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Come to the promises of God for healing. In His humanity Jesus knew all your griefs, your rejection, your shame and guilt, your infirmities, your wounding, your suffering, your tendencies to go astray (Isa. 53:1-6). He identified with you in every respect, because He was made like you in every way. Therefore He is able to come to your help (Heb. 2:17-18). He understands feeling bruised, broken, wounded, and barren. He turns them to shouts of joy (Isa. 54:1). He is your healing sacrifice.
Healing prayer is about applying God’s healing words to wounded, helpless, and hopeless places of life. Isaiah said that God takes our wounds as an opportunity to display His glory (Isa. 61:3). That’s how God can be glorified in the broken places. In the end He “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4). God can restore what the enemy plundered. He said, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten” (Joel 2:25).
Let the Holy Spirit of truth touch those things He wants to touch, and be blessed to partner with Him to do His work. Give Him all blocks to healing, especially unforgiveness, inner vows, judgments, and hopelessness. Be blessed with the healing love and compassion of Jesus touching everything from the past. Be blessed as Jesus lifts from you the scar tissue of past wounds, be they physical, verbal, emotional, or mental.
Let your spirit lead the way. Choose release, choose to open the doors of the prison of fear. Ask the Holy Spirit of truth to minister truth, and let Him bring you into His light. Be blessed as He heals deeply at the root, not just put a band-aid to cover over the injury.
Be blessed with the comfort of the Lord for all negative emotions. Look into the face of your tender Abba to heal them all. Allow Him to minister His healing. He feeds you with gentleness and kindness, nourishing you with hope in him, drawing you deeper into His grace.
God told Hezekiah, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears, I will heal you.” It is as true today as when it was spoken then. He responds to our tears with healing. Jeremiah said, “Heal me, and I shall be healed indeed.” God remains faithful to you. Rest in those words. Breathe in the love and healing of God.
Your Comforter indwells you. He administers comfort and healing in every area of hurt. Be blessed in the peace of God with His joy and strength. Be blessed in the courage of the Holy Spirit. The risen Jesus living in you is bringing you resurrection power. Align yourself with the Spirit of Christ Jesus every moment of every day. Be blessed as He washes those areas that were tender and raw. He brings back to life those parts of your being long denied or buried. Be blessed that He is everything that you need.
Your heavenly Father honors your tears that seek Him, your patience to wait for Him, your eyes to behold Him, your heart to meditate on Him, and your life to show Him forth in the power of the Spirit of Jesus your Lord.
Be blessed to receive more peace, more love, more power,
more of Him who is All and fills everything in every way
(Col 3:11; Eph 1:23).
© 2008 Sylvia Gunter. Taken from You Are Blessed In The Names Of God, page 55. Available at www.thefathersbusiness.com An archive of past devotionals is available on the website.