“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits –
who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases…..
Psalm 103: 1-3
Praise the Lord! We are to love God with all of our internal being, meaning with all our heart, soul and mind. These beautiful words remind us, of God’s will for our spiritual lives. Yes, doctrine is important but praising Him from our hearts is #1.
And in praising Him we are to remember who He is, that He forgives our sins. Hallelujah! The Psalms so wonderfully bring out how we should focus on Him and His greatness.
Now with healing some take these words, and others in the Scripture to mean that if we have faith enough we will always be healed. That’s not actually the meaning, because if that was the case, we would always stay young, never aging, and never die.
There is not only a natural order to the world God has created, but these words are speaking of God’s overall power. He has power over everything doesn’t He? The point is He is so great he has power over illnesses and if he chooses to, He will bring about healing. So whether or not someone is healed we can still praise God because of His unsurpassed greatness. Hallelujah!
By the way did you know that the actual meaning of the word, “hallelujah” means “Praise be to God?” It’s true!
Lord God, may we always praise You, Our God! May we focus our hearts on Your power and on Your love for us! Amen.
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quote from the NIV Bible