If He Does It

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah 17:14

How many times have we had some sickness, from which we recover, only to get sick again?  I had a cold a few weeks ago.  It lasted about a week, during which I suffered from a sore throat, cough, stuffy nose and headache.  It wasn’t the worst cold I’ve ever had, but it was annoying.  I would say that, as of right now, I am “healed.”  I feel fine.  I do not have that cold any more.  But will that be the last time I ever catch a cold?  I would like to say that it will be, but I seriously doubt it.  I will probably catch another cold at some point in my life, probably sooner rather than later.  So my “healing” will turn out to be a merely temporary healing.  And I think that is basically the summation of all human sickness in the history of humanity.  Those who were “healed” were only healed temporarily.  Eventually, all humans succumb to one thing or another from which they do not heal.

The same goes for “saving.”  If you were to pull a person from a burning building, you would get credit for “saving them.”  But, again, that saving would only be temporary.  Their life could again be in peril the next day or the next week or the next year.  In our normal experiences, “healing” and “saving” are temporary things.

Not so with God.

I love the wording of this verse: “heal me, and I shall be healed.  Save me, and I shall be saved.”  That really does sum it up.  If God is the one doing the healing, it is permanent, final and absolute.  If God is the one doing the saving, consider yourself saved. 

What a glorious truth this is!  If we are trusting in man (be it someone else or even ourselves), we are going to be disappointed.  But when we put our trust in God, that is a hope that is secure.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I love that wording too, Ben! Gives us such an assurance in Him! God bless you and all He has in store for you!

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