In Psalm 107:20, we find our third benefit of praising God—“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Also, in Psalm 103:3—It is God “who forgives all your iniquities (selfishness), who heals all your diseases.”
Who is God’s Word? In John 1:1-4, 14, we find who is the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made…
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” So, that little baby born in Bethlehem (Jesus) so very long ago, who grew up to be a man and die on the cross for our sins is the Word of God.
Also, the Word was given by God through 40 men over a span of many years. It is called the
Bible. What does God want us to do with His Word? How do get healing through His Word?
God has five ways of helping us to be healed by His Word:
1) MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD means to think about the meaning of the verses and how they may apply to our life. God says in Joshua 1:8-9, “This book of the Law (Bible) shall not depart of my mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (compare Psalm 1:1-3; 119:15-16; John 8:31).
2) ENGRAFTING or IMPLANTING the WORD–James 1:21—“…receive with meekness the engrafted or implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” James goes on to tell us how we need to be a doer of the Word and not only a hearer. We must obey God’s Word.
3) BEHOLD GOD’S BEAUTY by finding verses that describe who and what God is like. When we realize that we have an extra-ordinary God, our faith will rise. Memorizing and thinking about Scriptures that tell of the greatness of our God, we will learn to trust in Him more. In Psalm 27:4, 8, 11, 14)—“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and in inquire in His temple…Seek My face, my heart said, ‘Your face Lord will I seek’…teach me your way , O Lord…Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord.”
4) EAT THE WORD–In Jeremiah 15:16 he talks about “eating” the Word, but what he is talking about is to make the Word be part of you through obedience. May the Word change your life and thinking.
5) RENEW YOUR MIND through the Word—In Romans 12:2, God tells us “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
We can NOT become better in this life, without changing the way we think. When we are negative most of the time, we have “stinking thinking.” We must change our mind and start to think positively about life and this world. The Word causes us to accomplish this positive attitude.
How do you meditate, engraft, behold the beauty of the Lord, eat His Word in order to renew our mind? By studying and knowing God’s Word and making it a part of our self, not just listening to the Word preached. His Word must become part of us.