07 Aug Psalm 103:1-5

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103 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

This week, we look at God as our Healer. I cannot think of God healing me without thanking Him for His mercy, because while I deserve judgment, God offers me mercy. When the Psalmist thinks about the extent of God’s mercy to him, he opens his Psalm with a message to himself. He says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name”. When you express your appreciation to God, remember all that He has done for you. He has forgiven you of all your sins and made you clean. Healing is linked to forgiveness. Much of the physical and emotional illness in this world is due to moral failure. The only relief is God’s forgiveness. Healing then, is a part of redemption. Thank God right now for bringing you out of the pit and crowning you with love and compassion. Now that you understand that you are healed, desire good things.