Tonight I googled “Jehovah Rapha” and found this great description through this blog.
“Jehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer heals all our troubles. He heals all our sicknesses, and He heals our souls.
We tend to associate healing with the physical body. When someone asks you to pray for them, they usually ask for physical healing. Yes, God heals our bodies. He can heal miraculously through His Divine nature, or He can heal through doctors and modern medicine. God also bestows the gift of healing onto certain people, usually called faith healers. Healing can be in an instant, or over a period of time. One thing we can be certain of is that God in His wisdom and mercy performs His healing to perfection. God also heals our troubles. He wants us to take our problems to him, whether they be financial, emotional, or our relationships. God also heals our souls. We are not just flesh. We are made up of three parts. We have a mind, a body and a soul. God wants us to be whole, complete and unless each part of our being is not aligned properly, we cannot function properly. God wants us to have health, joy and peace.
“When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ”He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.” Matt. 8:14-14
It was God who brought Israel to Marah. He brought them here to teach them and to make Himself known to them, and to teach us and make Himself known to us. (I Cor.10:11) as Jehovah-Rapha – ‘the Lord that healeth thee” (Ex. 15:25-26).
Psalms 30:2 ”Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.”
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Prov. 12:18
I learned about this name for our God years ago. It was many times the name that I clinged to. Today it is no different.
I wanted to share a story that ministered to me in the depths of my soul as we began our journey out to Texas on Saturday.
We had arrived in Atlanta and asked immediately for a wheel chair as Kevin’s ability to walk with the back pain was becoming worse. We rolled down the concourse and went immediately to our next gate to rest for about 2 hours in between flights. There were actually benches where you could stretch out your legs which was a huge help for Kevin. He walked a couple of chairs down the row and took his computer to do some reading.
Kevin is a man who needs his time alone – so I could tell this was one of those times.
I noticed a man sitting across from him. When I walked by him, I overheard his phone conversation and he mentioned, “God told me to do it.” Obviously, speaking about something that had happened previously.
I began listening to my praise music and trying to just block out my surroundings. At one point, I looked up and saw this same man approach Kevin and begin to talk with him. They were smiling and I could tell that Kevin was telling him where our journey was headed.
I did a double take about 1 minute later and this man was standing over Kevin with his hand on his shoulder. They were praying. I began to weep as God whispered to me – “This was your first angel.”
You see, ten years ago, God allowed us to meet many angels while at Shands. They were individuals that ministered to us in such special ways. We have already begun praying that God would do the same with this journey.
Later, Kevin told me to walk with him down the concourse just a bit. I said, “where are we going?” He said, “I want to introduce you to that guy… Amy, he was on his way home from attending a healing conference out in California and he lives in Colorado.” He said that he didn’t know why he sat down at our gate when his gate for his next flight was two gates over.
The man was nowhere to be found.
This is when I began that day to feel the Peace of God like none other. God does provide ministering spirits to us that will help us along on this journey called life. This may sound crazy to some but all I can say is they are real to me.
Monday is the brain scan and the numbers for the Alpha Beta Protein should begin to come down. We need those numbers to come down drastically!
We still want God to intervene and Kevin to have no nausea. They are monitoring it quite well with meds.
Thank you again for all your prayers and encouraging words. They lift us up higher than you will ever know.
Leaving you with a song that a friend sent to me while we boarded our plan in Valdosta. I must have listened to it a thousand times Saturday!