Romans 8:26, NIV “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
To heal is to restore. The Psalmist said in Psalms 23:3a, “He restores my soul”. One other version says ‘refresh’. The word heal could also mean ‘mend’. That is, to heal up something that has been broken.
Even vessels experience down times, seasons when it seems as if nothing is working, and times when it takes only the grace of God to keep us going. Nonetheless, the Potter is aware of our weaknesses, He is near to pick us up; every broken piece, and put us back to frame.
Vessels in human form become vulnerable in their very downtime. Peter went back to fishing, Judas committed suicide, Elijah wanted to die, and Jonah wished he would die—Don’t be surprised when you start having strange thoughts in such times too. If you die, to what end would be all your sufferings? Would Jesus have died in vain for you? And would all you’ve had to endure be for nothing?
“Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”
2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”.
Every time I want to quit, and every time I want to give up, the Lord feeds me back with His word. That is how I know that the Word of God is alive and potent to heal.
There is no other better place to heal than in the presence of the Potter. You did now form Him, He did. Will, He then not know how to put you back in shape? Don’t be like Judas who thought that His case was irredeemable. God said “I am the Almighty God. Is anything too hard for me?”
Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
May the peace of God that passes all understanding, sustain you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.