Heal Me, And I Will Be Healed

Have you ever had a day like this?

Like ol’ lamenting Jeremiah( who was actually young), the weeping prophet who truly had much to weep to the Lord about while in His service?

Have you had a bad day? Or two? or three?

How about if you were told from an early age that God knit you together in your mother’s womb…to begin at a rather early age – until the end of your short life – to have a rather miserable day everyday, in God’s service according to His purpose for you?

Broken glass and bent nails…for telling nothing but the truth on God’s behalf according to God’s own purpose. Still feel like you had a bad day today? Or maybe facing one tomorrow… a little bit? Do you think God left Jeremiah in that position without strengthening him? Jeremiah’s fear was that maybe He would…but He didn’t.

Take out your bible, turn to the Old Testament. Blow the dust off that old scroll with Jeremiah’s name on it. If you ever feel like you’ve had a wounded life so far, open the book of Jeremiah and start reading. You will always find a friend in Jeremiah who is waiting, willing, and ready to commiserate with you. You have a Friend in Jesus, very true…but also in Jeremiah.

14Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise.

The Lord had just told him the misery He was about to bring on Judah, after Jeremiah had been complaining to the Lord about how all the of the kingdom’s noblemen, false prophets and nobility, had been threatening Jeremiah that if he didn’t shut up with God’s word they were going to kill him to shut him up. In the mean time, they continued to revile and ridicule him for speaking the truth directly from Almighty God, Himself! God was speaking through Jeremiah, warning of doom He was about to bring down on them for the nation’s unrepentant evil and complete horrors they perpetrated. God made it clear that He knew there was not one who was guiltless of this evil and horror, in all of Judah. Except for His Prophet, Jeremiah.

15 Indeed they say to me,
“Where is the word of the Lord?
Let it come now!”

They didn’t believe Jeremiah because: They didn’t want to believe him, simply put.

16 As for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd who follows You,
Nor have I desired the woeful day;
You know what came out of my lips;
It was right there before You.
17 Do not be a terror to me;
You are my hope in the day of doom. (Jeremiah 17: 14-17)



11 thoughts on “Heal Me, And I Will Be Healed”

    1. Yes. Elijah was quite some time before Jeremiah. Elijah was God’s messenger to Israel after Israel and Judah had a civil war splitting the Northern tribes from the Southern tribes(Judah). Jerusalem was in Judah, where the temple of God resided. Israel set up their own type of temple which God rejected.

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  1. I have to admit. With all my bad days, Jeremiah had it much worse. I have sometimes dusted off Jeremiah throughout my life just so I cannot relate to one whom God loved so much and yet let him suffer so.

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    1. How are you doing by now, Gary, my friend? I’m studying Jeremiah again and was thinking about all he was exposed to again. Thus this post was sort of resulting in posting my thoughts of the moment. 🙂

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      1. Tough week again G.W. (in a way) but I understand more depth in the phrase “It is well with my soul”.
        Lost an aunt and an uncle and found out my dads cancer is speeding up exponentially. 3 days, 3 things.
        Just hung up the phone with dad. He seems to see heavens door wide open and he is not real interested in hanging around the gate. Spending his days with quite a deep walk and conversing with the Lord, experiencing that Peace beyond understanding, and he makes it seem normal. He seems able to spread that peace to those around him . Really, should that not be “normal” christianity??
        Oh, and dad has no pain yet which baffles his doctors…Gods gift for now. Dad likes Jeremiah as well.

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        1. Oh, wow, Gary, my friend. Your description of the peace of our Lord surrounding him gives me misty eyes! Yes, that should be “normal” Christianity. But I think more than that. It is God’s promise of grace in action before witnesses, which you are. I can’t imagine the stress mourning you are going through at this time. I mean I can ONLY imagine. I have no words. I have only continuous prayers for you and your loved ones at this time. What you describe reminds me of something very meaningful in Isaiah. I will look it up and mention it to you later. I pray for the peace of Christ cover you and your loved ones, wrapping you in His loving arms and lavishing you with His peace.

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  2. A timely post. Thank you g.w. !
    Love the book of Jeremiah, its a book of repentance and a reminder to know, when its all said and done that God is God, to be feared, – but that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Thank you Jeremiah. !

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