EXODUS 15:26 NRSV
26 …for I am the LORD who heals you.”
When God first revealed Himself to the people of Israel after
their deliverance from Egypt, He called Himself “the Lord Who
He didn’t just describe Himself as a healer — He actually gave
Himself that name. One of God’s names is “The One Who Heals” or
we could just say “Healer.”
Certainly God heals physically. Yet we should not limit our
thinking on this. God heals, or makes whole and sound,
everything that He touches. (So, if we need healing, our plan
should be to get closer to God.)
The idea of making whole and sound is what we should focus on.
God, by His nature, makes things whole. He IS a healer. A
healer of bodies, of minds, of relationships, of nations —
whatever needs making whole and sound.
The important point is to realize that we need not convince God
to heal, because that is His very nature.
No wonder that when Jesus of Nazareth, who was God in the
flesh, came along that:
MATTHEW 4:23 NRSV
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues
and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every
disease and every sickness among the people.