Have you ever felt like your entire world is falling apart? Sometimes everything just feels broken. Marriages, children, health, finances – all the pieces of our life that can take turns for the worse. At times we might just need a little physical therapy on one part of our life. Or some psychotherapy. During smaller crises an aspirin will do the trick. During any of these large or small life emergencies one doctor is always on call – God.
Charles Stanley’s Life Principle # 8 advises, “Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time.” It’s based on 2 Samuel 15:31. King David’s family was a mess. His one son, Ammon, rapes David’s daughter, Tamar. His other son, Absalom kills Ammon. Had it stopped there they might have been able to work out their issues. But David forgot the one action that managed to resolve so many issues – turning to God. What ensued was brewing hatreds, deceit, more murder, and kingdoms in peril. David needed to call the doctor, on his knees. In fact, after so many hurts and misunderstandings that’s what he finally did. And God began working out David’s trials for his good.
Praise God that he is the ultimate diagnostician. When we get on our knees first when facing life’s problems, it puts Him in charge of helping us fix them. We have such a limited view of solutions at times — our emotions and fears direct us rather than say, grace, mercy and forgiveness. God sees the whole body and what we really need. That doesn’t mean there’s always a quick fix. In fact, God frequently uses our brokenness to gain greater peace in our lives. I love what Joyce Meyer, who was physically abused by her father for many years, once said about God’s healing spirit:
“God has done so much in my life, and my desire is to help others who are hurting to receive his love and get the healing they need – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I know the Word works and total restoration is possible in Christ because I’ve experienced it myself.”Joyce Meyer
Jesus, God’s earthly partner in His medical practice, came to heal all our deep wounds. Yes, he physically took away some afflictions but he came primarily to heal our souls and hearts. When he sat and ate at Levi’s house, along with a large crowd of the famed, evil tax collectors, the Pharisees chastised him: “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus’ poignant response was: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” When we come to him with our sins about money, unforgiveness, lack of humility, anger, infidelity, and so much more he brings out the ambulance to rescue us. But if we never call 911 we are left to our own meager and, at times, more destructive treatments.
What if, in the midst of your trial, your life emergency, you drop to your knees and call up the ultimate doctor? He might give you an answer you would’ve never expected. And just like our worldly antibiotics routines, we need to take all His medicine faithfully.
Enjoy this great song by Matthias Worship called “Every Bone.” Please share with us today how God has rescued and healed you.