So many times I have been asked, “Are our hurting hearts important to God?” Without hesitation, based on the valleys of my life and the Word of God, I can say, “Yes!” God considers them so important that He sent His Son to bear our sorrows on the cross of Calvary when He died for our sins and suffered stripes so we could know “by His stripes we are healed.” God also gave His children a healing ointment/balm—the Balm of Gilead—to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In Psalm 107:20 Scripture says, “He (God) sent His Word and healed them.”
God—Jehovah-Rapha heals all because healing is His name, which is His character. And Jesus is Jehovah-Rapha for the Bible says Jesus and His Father are one. Jesus was sent from Heaven to heal us from all with His Word…because Jesus is the Word.
In Luke 4:18, Jesus said, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering the sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”
In the Strong’s Concordance I looked up each of the problems Jesus was sent to heal us from.
· Poor–beggarly; destitute of learning or culture
· Brokenhearted–break in pieces, bruise, to tear one’s own body, shatter one’s strength
· Blind–physically blind; ignorance to spiritual things
· Liberty–release from bondage or imprisonment
· Bruised–break, shatter, smite through
All the above tell us that Jesus came to provide: Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical healing…to give unto His children:
“…to give unto them beauty for ashes (worthlessness), the oil of joy for mourning (grief), the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (dark, dim, dull, colorless, faint); that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3)