contending for RAPHA

I know that for many this season has held a lot of challenges in personal health as well as the loss of family members and friends, but I want to encourage you that HE WHO HAS PROMISED IS FAITHFUL —

“Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!”
‭‭— Psalm‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

In Hebrew the “be still” that’s spoken of in this verse is the word RAPHA which means “comfort; healing.”

To be still is not a passive action — it’s the salvation and healing that God works on our behalf.

As we walk through difficult seasons, may we hold on to His RAPHA — He is the Lord that heals, who has brought healing to sickness and disease by His stripes, and who keeps us, and covers us.

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Matt. 8:17.]

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.”
— ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:4-5‬ ‭AMPC



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