Forgiveness of Sins and Healing of Diseases
A personal SOAP sharing from a church member.
Praise the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, (Psalms 103:2-3)
Observation & Application
Why are we called to praise the Lord and also not to forget all His benefits to us? Psalms 103 verses 3 to 5 that follow give the reasons. Here, I shall touch on verse 3 that has personal applications to me:
1. It's so comforting to know that God forgives my sins, not just some but All my sins. This promise grants me freedom from all guilt and shame I carry when I sin against Him.
2a. God heals all my diseases. Indeed He does heal our diseases. I was healed of stage 3 cancer about 7 years ago. A year later, I had a slipped disc and He miraculously healed me too! This came about when He appeared to me and touched the area where my slipped disc was.
2b. Sometimes our diseases are not healed. That does not mean God cannot heal but that the disease would bring about a greater good for what is to follow.
Dear Lord, teach me to praise You from the depths of my soul. Help me not to forget all the benefits I have received from You. Thank you for forgiving all my sins and healing me of my diseases.
In Jesus' name, Amen.