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‘Only God Can Heal You’ (Hos. 5) by @HisLeast #LAFruits Devotional

Reading: Hosea 5, Psalms 2
@thelafamily August 6

Only God Can Heal You.

TEXT: ‘When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his sores, then Ephraim turned to Assyria, and sent to the great king for help. But he is not able to cure you, not able to heal your sores… ‘ Hosea 5:13 (NIV)

Sometimes we try to numb our pains with substitute gods. Like Israel in today’s reading who instead of looking at the source of their problems i.e. their hearts and their relationship with God, looked to Assyria. In making an alliance with Assyria to keep them from attacking Israel they elevated Assyria as their rescuer, which only God could do.

In our hearts we know when something is terribly wrong and instead of turning to the Lord, we turn to something, or someone, else for our healing.

To whom do you turn to ease the pain of your wounds? Friends who have become a personal messiah? Entertainment or some substance to numb your pain? Maybe you eat to fill the void, etc. These balms cannot heal your wounds.

Only Jesus can heal our wounds. He died on the cross for our sins. Jesus was wounded so that we could be healed. By His wounds we are healed.

Therefore let us be confident that He is able to heal us. The only Saviour we know we need is the Lord Jesus Christ.

LEARN and APPLY: Run to Jesus and away from your own self-help project to save yourself. He is the Great Physician. He alone can heal. He can and He will.

Pray: Abba Father, thank You for reminding us that only You can heal us. We repent of our sins and cry to You today O’ Lord, please heal our wounds caused by our sins. Help us not to take Your mercy for granted. Amen!

Written by Williams Anyanime of @thelafamily