"For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord..."
Medicine: "the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease." Medicine is also the term given to the medication prescribed for a specific condition or ailment. Since God has created us, He is not only the most qualified Physician to diagnose our diseases of the mind and body, but also the most reliable source of treatments for them.
What is your diagnosis today? Are you suffering from anxiety? Fear? Worry? Depression? Self pity? Condemnation? Discouragement? Insecurity? Guilt? Grief? Shame? If any of these apply to you, God already has the remedy in place. From Genesis to Revelation, His divine prescription is readily available to all of us who profess to rest and trust in Jesus, yet still struggle with a difficult diagnosis. The source of much strength and the cure for many heart ailments is found in Scripture. The beauty of God's Word is that we can never overdose on it. In fact, the more we ingest, the healthier we become! Meditate on this wonderful Psalm 145 as an example of a powerful prescription from the Great Physician. The only side effects will be peace and joy as you consider and contemplate His precious Word. If you trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, His desire is to make you whole, well, healed and holy.
Psalm 145 (NASB)
A Psalm of Praise, of David.
1 I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
6 Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.
7 They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful;
Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
9 The Lord is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.
10 All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord,
And Your godly ones shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power;
12 To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
14 The Lord sustains all who fall
And raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
16 You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways
And kind in all His deeds.
18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
20 The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.