God’s will for us is health. This is what Jesus showed us when He came to Earth. He not only healed the sick but also healed hearts. Does your heart need a divine balm today?
We are tripartite beings; we are a spirit, who has a soul and lives in a body. The Bible clearly says: “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23 NASB). God is not only interested in our body and mind, but He is also concerned for the state of our soul, our emotions. “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2 NASB). Perhaps because our physical and financial health and even our relationships are intimately linked to the health of our emotions.
Take the example of the woman who had a loss of blood. She had spent all her money trying to be cured, but with no result. With a blood loss like this, she had to be isolated from her community and even rejected by her family (blood loss was considered an impurity). By believing in Jesus, and putting her faith into action, she received her physical healing. But Jesus did not stop there. To the woman who was probably rejected by all including her family: “He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace” (Luke 8:48 NASB). She is the only one that Jesus called “my daughter”. He did not just say, “you’re healed”, but He also said, “go in peace”. Not only was her body restored, but her soul too. God wanted her to find peace.
Another example is the healing of a leper. “Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed” (Matthew 8:3 NASB). One word of Jesus could heal a sick person. Lepers lived apart from the population. If they had to enter the city, they had to ring a bell and say “unclean!” to make sure no one touched them. This man was not only sick in his body, but he had not experienced tenderness, human warmth, and comfort that a hand on our shoulder can bring. When He touched him, Jesus not only healed his body but also brought love and peace to his heart.
God is not only interested in our physical well-being, but in our soul as well. We must not rush into a relationship just to satisfy our carnal desires. What does it profit a man to gain a wife if he does not have the emotional health to build a strong home? “But I want a husband to satisfy my emotional needs!” No, the health of our soul must come from our relationship with God. Do you want to offer a sick heart to your partner? What our heart needs is the Comforter (John 14:16) to repair the breaches, and the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) to have a [strong and healthy heart].
The holiday season can be a difficult time for singles. The temptation can be high to get into a relationship just to not be alone. Resist! If your heart suffers, turn to the Holy Spirit. He is concerned with the state of your soul. Jesus showed us that it is not only the body, the human life that matters to God, but your emotions too. If you have pain in your soul, take time with your Savior. Many have done so, their testimonies are in the Word of God. Read their stories in the Psalms or in the New Testament, and let Him who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, come and give you peace. The birth of Jesus brought peace to the Earth. “And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased” (Luke 2:13-14 NASB). Look to your Savior and let Him bring peace to your heart once again.