“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed. Save me, and I will be saved; for you are my praise..” – Jeremiah 17:14
Jeremiah was the one prophet in Israel that had a passion for God’s people and wanted them to abide by God’s laws. At this time, the Israelites had departed from the ordinances of the Lord, but we’re still prosperous.
This made them confident in their perverse ways and so comfortable that they did not see the need to change or the errors of their ways. Jeremiah’s warnings angered the people, and they rose up against him with hurtful words and curses.
This prayer arose from a place of anguish and sadness. It showed that Jeremiah was indeed hurt by the people’s actions, but he still sought solace in God. He wasn’t asking for a judgment against God’s people but restoration and healing for his soul.
For us, this prayer turns our hearts to the One who really matters and is ready to heal and save us from the burdens that we bear.
We will face many difficult trials as we try to convince people that there is a better path of life, which they can find in believing in the finished work of Christ. This is the truth of our calling to salvation and the Christian faith.
However, our focus should never be on the pains and the anguish or even the causative agents of the trials that come our way, but on Jesus, who is able to heal us from every pain and beautify our lives as we stick to the truths of the gospel.
Jehovah, You are my healer. Jehovah, You are my savior. My God and my Lord, I know that You will heal my body from sickness and disease. I thank you for saving my soul with the shed blood of Jesus. . I commit myself into Your hands because You alone are able to save me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.