Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
When the woman at the well spoke of physical water, Jesus reminded her of His spiritual water. It was the only water needed to quench the thirst in her soul permanently. We are multidimensional people, living in the physical world even as we are rooted and connected to the spiritual world.
When Jesus came, He healed and addressed physical problems, but He knew physical healing was not enough. His forgiveness and spiritual renewal were of greater importance. Without them, physical healing only touches the surface. His greatest gift of forgiveness and redemption offers a rebirth: new heart, eyes, and intimate connection to God. We are made new through Him.
At times, physical healing arrives, and situations change for the better, but sometimes our situations remain the same. God is still working, inviting us closer in the spiritual realm. We can be comforted, lifted, and healed from within, even when nothing in our physical situation changes. Whether God is saying “Yes,” “Wait,” or “Not Yet” to your prayers, you can trust that His compassion and power are working on your behalf.
Our salvation is fastened with God’s own hand, and with Christ’s own strength, to the strong stake of God’s unchangeable nature.
~ Samuel Rutherford ~