3 - God, My Healer

Exodus 15:
22 Then Moses led the people of Israel on from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the wilderness of Shur and were there three days without water.
23 Arriving at Marah, they couldn't drink the water because it was bitter (that is why the place was called Marah, meaning "bitter").
24 Then the people turned against Moses. "Must we die of thirst?" they demanded.
25 Moses pleaded with the Lord to help them, and the Lord showed him a tree to throw into the water, and the water became sweet. It was there at Marah that the Lord laid before them the following conditions, to test their commitment to him:
26 "If you will listen to the voice of the Lord your God,
and obey it,
and do what is right,
then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent on the Egyptians,
for I am the Lord who heals you."
(LB)

At this point in their walk with God, the people had reached the stage of being complainers. The only way they understood interacting with God and with Moses, their leader, was through demanding and complaining.
The only way that the Lord could get their attention at this point, was to allow a big lack to come into their lives. Otherwise, they seemed to pay the Lord no heed at all!
They didn't make leadership easy for either the Lord, or for Moses.

The Lord used the lack of water to drink, to teach them an important principle about Who He wanted to be to them as they walked with Him.
Verse 25 tells us that He laid conditions before them to test their commitment to Him.

These are His conditions:
26 "If you will listen to the voice of the Lord your God,
and obey it,
and do what is right,
then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent on the Egyptians,
for I am the Lord who heals you."

What the Lord wanted them to understand is that He is the Lord who heals us.
He will not allow us to suffer the diseases of those who do not acknowldege Him. Instead He is our Healer.
Praise God!

This is something important to know and speak continually to ourselves, because there are so many ailments that can come against our bodies.
So many times we blame God when something goes amiss in our body.
Instead, we need to thank the Lord every day for being the Lord who heals us!

Prayer:
Father, today I want to thank You for letting me know clearly that You are not the Lord who sends diseases to make my life miserable.
Instead, You are the Lord who heals me.
Help me to understand this and to change my mindset on this matter.
If I have accused You, even silently in my inner person, of sending things to put discomfort and pain into my body, please forgive me.
I am beginning to understand deep on the inside that You are not my enemy.
But You are the Lord who heals me.
I ask You today to heal my mind and thoughts, so that I open up to You as the Lord who heals me,
in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
who instructed me to ask for things in His name,
Amen.

See you tomorrow, God willing,
for another meditation on God's Word!
Be blessed as you pursue Him today!

 

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