Summary: Is there an aspect of your life where you need God to step in? Are you brokenhearted? Do you feel crushed? Are you experiencing trouble in your life?
We continue in our series Hope found Here and on this Healing and Wholeness Sunday what I want us to consider this morning is Hope in the Call of Help.
Do you need to call out to God for Healing? Is there an aspect of your life where you need God to step in? Are you brokenhearted? Do you feel crushed? Are you experiencing trouble in your life? Do you need God to rescue you?
Listen to the words of Psalm 34:17-20, The LORD hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time. For the LORD protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!
These words are a comforting truth for each and every one of us this morning - The LORD hears His people when they call to Him for help. God is able to rescue you Spiritually, Physically and Emotionally. Throughout history, God has brought healing and wholeness into many people’s lives and God still heals today.
The most wonderful healing that any of us can ever experience is Spiritual Healing. When we repent and turn to Jesus as Lord and Saviour all of our Sin is dealt with and we are assured of a place in Heaven. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus make Spiritual healing for all who trust in Him possible.
I do not claim to be a healer, it is God alone who heals. At the end of the service, if you want to be prayed for, I will stand with you and pray in faith that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will bring healing and wholeness into your life. All healing comes from God, not man. Jesus is the great physician and God can perform a miracle in your life or He can give skills and wisdom to Doctors and Surgeons to prescribe medication or perform operations. Physical healing is one of the mysteries of God, I can not explain why God chooses to physically heal some people and not others - but I trust God in all that He chooses to do.
There is an old poem by Annie Johnson Flint that says:
He gives more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sends more strength when the labours increase,
To added affliction, He adds His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men,
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He gives and gives and gives again.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed and the day is half-done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
Do you need an outpouring of God’s grace on your life today? Do you need God to strengthen you? Do you need God’s peace? This morning as you call to God in faith, you may not experience physical healing but you can experience God’s limitless grace and mercy and love.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 11:33-36, How great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give Him advice? And who has given Him so much that He needs to pay it back? For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen.
The Apostle Paul had something that he described as a thorn in the flesh, some kind of problem that he prayed to be healed from, yet God chose not to heal him in the way Paul wanted to be healed. Listen to 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 where the Apostle Paul writes, To keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
God does not always do what we want Him to do. God does not always do things when we want them done. Sometimes God says yes, sometimes God says no, and sometimes God says wait. But, when you call out to God, the power of Christ can work in you and through you. When you are weak, He is strong. He is your rock,