Get Well Soon
Nº 171 weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - November 9, 2021
Christ is the Good Physician. There is no disease He cannot heal; no sin He cannot remove; no trouble He cannot help. He is the Balm of Gilead, the Great Physician who has never yet failed to heal all the spiritual maladies of every soul that has come unto Him in faith and prayer. - James H. Aughey
I’m on the mend, but last week I had day surgery to repair a troublesome hernia. After a couple of months of discomfort and a prohibition against lifting my grandchildren, I was ready to be restored to life’s normal activities. My doctor explained that the situation would not get better on its own; it needed to be repaired. Rest or time would not resolve the problem. To be restored to good health, I needed surgical attention. Near the end of his first letter, Peter prayed a blessing over his readers. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (I Peter 5:10) The word restore has medical roots. It means to mend or to repair as good as new. There are wounds we cannot fix - abuse, betrayal, shattered dreams, and personal failures. Peter knew unfixable problems firsthand, he had denied Christ and walked away from his braggadocious commitments (Matthew 26:35). Peter’s injuries were serious, way beyond his ability to restore on his own. Fortunately, Peter received healing from The Great Physician, and we can too.
Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc