by Jay Kelly
“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out.”
–James 5:13 (The Message)
We serve a God who heals us in every way and seems to enjoy doing it. Jesus was creative, spontaneous and controversial in his healing habit. The human body God gave you to carry your soul through this short life even heals itself when you bang it up. If you bring the subject of scars up around a bunch of guys the conversation quickly turns into a competition for biggest scar and most dramatic story. Your scars remind you of past injury and the healing power of God’s design for your body.
HOMEWORK: Count your scars. Give thanks for God’s healing hand in your life. Make a list of past injuries that once hurt you deeply, but have now been healed. Your scars may be physical or emotional, but they are yours and you wear them as reminders of the power of God in your life.
Thank God that he heals us inside and out. Have fun growing in gratitude today. Hope this helps. See you tomorrow,