Many of us think of healing for the body when we think of Isaiah 53:5. But that thinking limits our great Jehovah! Jehovah - Rapha is the Lord who Heals. Our God is a God of Healing . . . of Holistic Healing!
What is holistic healing? Well, holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for optimal health and wellness. So, when we say Holistic Healing, we mean healing of the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, emotions, land, home, relationships.
Yes, many of our bodies are aching and in pain, but our spirits and our emotions are even worse off. Many of us have ailing emotions and spirits and we use various things as crutches, so our spirits and emotions can limp along. We use crutches such as drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, people and even church! Yes, church! We throw ourselves into religion and going to church, but we never throw ourselves into Christ and going to God. I am not impressed by people who go to church, who talk holy and who can quote scriptures. I am impressed with people who go to God, live holy and can allow scriptures to come to life through the life they lead.
God has promised us healing and that healing is not limited to just our bodies. He promises to heal our land. That means our finances, children, jobs, attitudes, relationships, minds, emotions.
Jehovah-Rapha is a healer of all that is sick and afflicted in our lives. If you trust in Him and allow Him to work in your heart, He will heal everything in your life that ailing!