Sunday, June 24, 2012

Deep Calls to Deep

Psalm 41 is a powerful testament to healing.  It asks for, demands, believes fully in healing.

I love praying for the sick and visiting the hospitals.  Not as much as Wallace, but I love it.  There is power in those prayers and in those rooms.  But honestly, I choose my words wisely.  I want to claim healing, but I don't ever want someone to be dissappointed in God because the healing didn't come.  I don't want to claim that God WILL heal, when I really mean God CAN heal.  Maybe its just as much that I don't want someone to think I'm not powerful in my prayers.  Maybe I'm afraid my prayers will be lacking if healing doesn't come.

So, I gulp extra hard when it says, in verse 3, "The lord will strengthen them whenthey are lying in bed, sick.  You will completely transformt eh place where they lie ill."

I don't understand healing, but I thought Psalm 41 answered so many of my questions, "Just like the deep that craves the streams of water, my whole being craves you!" (42:1) "Hope in God! Because I will again give3 him thanks, my saving presence and my God!" (vs. 5) "Deep called to deep at the noise of your waterfalls; all your massive waves surged over me!" (vs.7).

Why do I worry so much!  Let God do it!  Hope in God.  Let God heal.  Let bad things happen--God is still there!  The deep calls to deep and God is there.  Let his mercy and healing run over you like the water.  Where ever you are hurting, let God heal you.  I believe it.  God is so good!

Pastor Emily


Martha J. M. Orlando said...

I always remember that when prayers for healing in the here and now are not answered, that God, even through death, will ultimately heal us all and bring us into eternal life with Him. We can't lose!

Lynne Watts said...

First of all--I like the translation you have of verse 1. Mine doesn't say anything about the deep and I think it really loses something.

A Preacher I like a lot (guess who?) says that all the healing in the Bible was not so much for the individual but to show God's glory, presence, power. Each of the people healed, eventually died, so the healing was temporary. We don't think much about that do we? We are so caught up in our own world that we don't see the big picture. I don't understand healing any more than i understand other requests we make of God. I think it is more important to seek understanding of a situation and to look for opportunity. I'm not saying I'm good at doing all these things however! It's just me trying to make sense of them.