Healing rest, yes, there is a place of rest not to be refused and it does bring healing. It is not just sleep for the beloved though that is wonderful, but state of mind and heart that can trust the Father to answer prayer and keep His promises because of our covenant of peace through His Son Jesus.
In case you are curious, I looked at the lady’s T shirt carefully and it says, ” Don’t look back, you’re not going that way. ” Jesus said the same thing. Remember Lot’s wife. Looking back only leads to destructive behavior, it dredges up old wounds and scars on our hearts, we just repeat patterns and cycles of behavior, rehash the past. I am guilty, even in the pretense of trying to explain something or say I don’t want to make the same mistake.
I have found myself consciously having to say that I still love someone and know I forgiven them, for something purposeful or inadvertent. Sins against us can be committed or of omission, I think mine was more the latter. I knew the Word and followed it but there were still things I omitted, like being offended.
I was offended quite often as to what I believed and even personal comments. Some were out of ignorance and others deliberately hurtful and cruel. Not being offended takes maturity and grace. I was once told I treated people better than they did me, I really hadn’t noticed, I was just trying to follow Jesus. He was not even offended when the disciples asked didn’t He care if they perished in a storm, but admonished their little faith, it was short lived.
There are sins against the body and they are because we are the temple of His Spirit. Yes, promiscuity and drugs, are factors but I know my problem is was overdoing everything. I was always running on empty, draining the very dunamis or power of God out of me. Love kept me going and it was all that did many times, it is as powerful though, His love, and a place of healing rest.
Let’s meditate on and appreciate some healing verses today, and it is my prayer we find healing rest, Isaiah 53 says it all.
But He was pierced for our transgressions;
He was crushed for our iniquities;
upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
I am the Lord who heals you. Exodus 15:26
I have heard your prayer and seen your tears and I will heal you. 2 Kings 20:5
Lord, my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. Psalm 30:2
Return to your rest my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. Psalm 116:7
I will take up the cup of saving health and invoke the name of the Lord. Psalm 116:13
Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14
I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33:16
The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. Matthew 8:8
Take heart daughter, your faith has made you well. Matthew 9:22
But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength. 2 Timothy 4:17
And remember the greater one is in us 1 John 4:4, He can and will heal, when we go do as the Psalm says return to rest for he has been good to us, I know He has me.
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