Thursday, 22 August 2019

Jehovah Rapha

The first recording below was done the day after I wrote this poem so it was all still very raw which I think is quite evident in the video. I tried to re-record it the following day but things just kept going wrong and I couldn't seem to make it happen. I felt the Lord putting it on my heart to leave things as they were and stick with the original recording as this is a very honest and open rendition. I hope the truth of the recording can be a blessing to others and encourage anyone in a similar situation. In our weakness He is made strong.
One day in August 2019 my husband Jan and I were sitting in the kitchen chatting and he was telling me about some of the different names of God we see in the Bible. He mentioned that one of them is “Jehovah Rapha” which means “The God who heals.” This really stood out to me and I instantly made a mental note of the name and it’s meaning.

Little did I realise that within an hour I would receive a call from one of my closest family members and receive the news that the diagnosis from the hospital was cancer. Little did I know that I would soon be calling on the name of Jehovah Rapha as I prayed down the phone with my loved one. I believe there are no coincidences with the Lord and it was no coincidence that Jesus gave me that name right before the moment I would need it.

Over the course of the days that followed, the Lord really used the Psalms to encourage my heart and bring comfort to both me and my family. So many verses spoke His power and peace into our situation and encouraged us to keep our eyes not on the problem but on Him. No matter how huge and overwhelming the situation may seem, our God is bigger. He is able.