Psalm 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Let's back up a few verses:
Psalm 107:17-19 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
God had said this to the Israelites:
Exodus 23:25-26 Walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and I'll take sickness away from the midst of thee. The rest of your days will be fulfilled.
But they were foolish. They sinned and broke their covenant with God. They took themselves out of the protection of God--out of His healing power. Verse 18 says that they drew near to the gates of death. They were almost dead. Then they cried unto the Lord for help and He saved them! Isn't God wonderful to help them even though they were foolish enough to sin and do wrong, even though they got outside of His covenant and blessings? The mercy of God is so wonderful! God had mercy on them. He sent His Word and healed them!
Confession: God sent His Word and healed me. Therefore, I no longer have sickness. He sent His Word and healed me. Thank You Lord for Mercy.
The Daily Bread
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.