COMFORT IN TRIALS
The Word of the Lord Being Healing to All Our Flesh
Prov. 4:20-22 My son, be attentive to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
The Word of God Being Living and Operative
The word of God is living and operative. As the word operates in us, it even has a way to heal our body. Proverbs 4:20-22 says, “My son, be attentive to my words; / Incline your ear to my sayings. / Do not let them depart from your sight; / Keep them in the midst of your heart. / For they are life to those who find them, / And healing to all their flesh.” The word is healing even for our physical body. Many lovers of God can testify that the more they read the Word, the healthier they become. If we are able, it is a healthy practice for us to fast for one meal a week. Instead of eating physical food at that time, we can eat the word of God (Jer. 15:16). When we fast, we should attach ourselves to the word of God. The word of God will make us healthy because it is living and operative. (The Experience and Growth in Life, msg. 10)
His Word Being Enough to Heal and Save Us
In John chapter 4, the royal official begged the Lord to come down and heal his son (4:47, 49), the Lord simply spoke the word, and the boy was healed. “Jesus said to him, Go, your son is living. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him and went his way” (4:50). The royal official believed the word out of the mouth of the Lord. When he learned from his slaves that the boy was living, he and his whole household believed (4:51-53).
The case of the healing of the son of the royal official signifies that there is no need for us to contact the Lord physically. As long as we have the Lord’s word, it is sufficient. Even though we do not have the Lord’s physical presence, as long as we have His word and work, it is good enough, and nothing more is needed. When we have the word of the Lord, we shall be saved and filled with the Lord. Just His word is enough to heal and save us.
Receiving and Believing
in His Life-Giving and Healing Word
When dying people receive the word through believing and are healed with life, this, in principle, is changing death into life. Death’s deadening power is overcome by life. Praise the Lord for His healing life and for the life-giving word that heals all our sicknesses! Death is of the source of the tree of knowledge, and life is of the source of the tree of life. We were born into the sickness of death. The Lord’s word of life heals our death. All we need is to receive and believe in His life-giving and healing word. (Life-study of John, msg. 13)
When we come to the Word of God, after only a few minutes we will be inwardly refreshed, comforted, nourished, watered, strengthened, and enlightened by the living God. All the negative things will be carried away, and Christ as the life-giving Spirit will be our joy. When we become joyful in the spirit through breathing in God’s word, we will be the most balanced people. If we spend time in the Word every morning, we will become the most healthy and normal person. (The Healthy Word, msg. 7)
Lord, praise You for Your word with the power of healing that can save us. Your word is a healing even for our physical body. Lord Jesus, I need your word. I would like to touch your word often. I would like to spend time in the Word every morning to become the most healthy and normal person.