Pools of Refreshing

John 5:2, 4 (TPT) Inside the city near the Sheep Gate there is a pool called in Aramaic, The House of Loving Kindness… an angel of God would periodically descend into the pool to stir the waters, and the first one who stepped into the pool after the waters swirled would instantly be healed.

Beloved, step into the pools of refreshing and find healing and rest for your soul. It is vital to stay soft and supple, for if you become dry and brittle it is far easier for you to be damaged or break. Make the time to pause. Rest and refreshing is not “doing nothing,” it is allowing you the time and space you need to stay healthy, alive, and vital. 

Resist the urge to strive or “power through.” You are important enough to pause for, precious enough to tend to, and loved enough to be taken care of. So love yourself, even if at first you only do it because I love you. You are worth it. 

Matthew 9:17 (TPT) And who would pour fresh, new wine into an old wineskin? Eventually the wine will ferment and make the wineskin burst, losing everything—the wine is spilled and the wineskin ruined. Instead, new wine is always poured into a new wineskin so that both are preserved.”

I Understand You Completely

Psalm 139:15 (VOICE) You see all things; nothing about me was hidden from You As I took shape in secret, carefully crafted in the heart of the earth before I was born from its womb.

Beloved, I’ve been with you for each moment of your life, and I’ll be with you for all the remaining ones too. Every memory that has marked you, I’ve experienced with you. And I don’t stand by as an impartial observer at a distance – I AM right there with you. I share tears when moments have been painful, and share joy in times of blessing. I understand you completely, often even when you don’t understand yourself.

I know each trigger you struggle with, and which wound it comes from. I know which wounds have been reinforced time and again, which also means I understand why you struggle with broken patterns that are part of your defense system. I’m not shocked by them, nor do I judge you for them. Rather I stand patiently with you, ready to support and comfort you in times of need (even if there’s many) and ready bring you through to a place of healing (though the process may be long). I love you, and you are worth the effort – so much so that to Me it seems no effort at all because I love you. Continue reading “I Understand You Completely”

Jehovah Rapha (the Lord our Healer)

Exodus 15:26 (NLT) He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”

Beloved, I desire for My children to walk in healing and wholeness. For I AM the God of abundant life, and healing and wholeness come from Me alone. Cling fast to the promise of who I AM, and hold tight to Me.

I AM Jehovah Rapha, the Lord your healer is My name. Call on Me to give you strength, and trust Me to give grace. My healing rain is falling down. Behold, I make all things new. Praise the One who gives you life, and hold fast to what is true.

Watch as I Manifest Renewal

Isaiah 61:3 (TPT) …to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness…

Beloved, I don’t patch things with a bandaid, or simply smooth things out so you don’t see the trials that were there before, no – I AM a God of radical transformation. I bring beauty from ashes, and joy from mourning. Nothing is too hard for Me.

Resist the heaviness that would try to cling to you, and embrace the mantle of joy that is yours. Burst forth in praise – in hopeful expectation, and watch as I manifest renewal in your life. Continue reading “Watch as I Manifest Renewal”

It is the Day of Restoration

Isaiah 61:2-3 (TPT) I am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh’s grace and a time of God’s recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn…

Beloved, walk in My grace. Dry your tears, for a new season is upon you. The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10), and joy is found in My presence (Psalm 16:11). So abide with Me, My fair one, and be refreshed and filled.

For no longer will you be bruised and crushed, beloved. There is healing in My wings. So press in close, and hide in My shadow as you renew your strength. It is the day of restoration. Find your hope in Me. Continue reading “It is the Day of Restoration”

Burst Forth into Your Open Place

Psalm 18:19 (TPT) His love broke open the way and he brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me!

Beloved, healing and restoration are found in Me. Allow My love to break the yokes of bondage, and be set free. Like a calf released from the stall and let out to pasture, burst forth into your open place (Malachi 4:2).

For your land of promise is before you, and I AM at your back. Spread wide your arms, beloved, and receive. For I delight in you. You are the apple of My eye. And My promises to you are steadfast and true. Continue reading “Burst Forth into Your Open Place”

Strengthened and Made Whole

Psalm 51:17 (NKJV) The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart—These, O God, You will not despise.

Beloved, when you come to Me with all your precious, broken pieces, I make you whole. So resist the urge to continue seeing yourself as somehow less than what you are, for you are no longer the same. You have changed. By My Spirit you are strengthened and made whole. 

And as you submit your yielded heart to Me, that is an offering most pleasing. And then together, My beloved one, we can be a force as you move in My strength and authority on behalf of the Kingdom. Know who you are in Me. 

YHVH Rapha (the Lord your Healer)

Psalm 23:2 (VOICE) He provides me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water…

Beloved, allow My healing waters to rush over you. I AM YHVH Rapha – the Lord your healer, and I pour out My love over you to bring healing and refreshing. Rest in My love and be restored. 

Just as dried, cracked clay is given new life when water rejuvenates it, so beloved, are you fundamentally transformed by My healing flow. So receive. You don’t have to earn it, or convince Me of your worth, for it is yours. Simply rest in My presence and receive. Continue reading “YHVH Rapha (the Lord your Healer)”

Healing Oil

Jeremiah 8:22 (NET) There is still medicinal ointment available in Gilead! There is still a physician there! Why then have my dear people not been restored to health?

Beloved, press into Me – the Great Physician, and I will make you whole. Press into Me, YHVH Rapha – the Lord your healer, and I will give you rest. Look to Me as I pour out My healing oil – anointing you and bringing new life. 

Stand fast and refuse to receive anything less than My best. Press in and remain expectant. And as you wait, remember My grace is sufficient for you. I AM with you, and I AM the One who heals. 

Receive the Power of My Touch

Luke 8:46 (TPT) Jesus replied, “Yes, but I felt power surge through me. Someone touched me to be healed, and they received their healing.”

Beloved, don’t be afraid to reach out and grab hold of My healing flow. I AM YHVH Rapha, the Lord your Healer. Touch Me and receive your healing – whether it be in body, mind, or spirit, I have healing here for you.

Receive the power of My touch. Remember that to touch Me you must be in My presence. So stay close, beloved, and be healed by the power of My presence and My touch.