The Hebrew word rophe means “heal, “cure, “restore, or make whole. When the people left Egypt for the Promise Land, God revealed himself as Yahweh Rophe “the Lord who heals.” Hebrew Scriptures indicate that God is the source of all healing.
First we must pray to Yahweh Rophe ask Him to show us what is in our heart any sin that is uncovered must be addressed, confessed and repent of them, before we can ask for healing. As we move to the New Testament reveals Jesus as the Great Physician, the healer of body and soul, whose miracles point to the kingdom of God. Rophe is derived occurs sixty seven times in the Old Testament. Rophe is not just healing of the physical body, but heals the mind and soul as well. God heals land, water, nations and repairs alters. God also heals sin and apostasy. Greek word is iaomai and can refer to deliverance from death, demons, sickness and sin. Jesus is our great healer. Just as Jesus said all sickness doesn’t come from sin. Some comes from living in a sinful fallen world. So I believe that I am healed of my sickness one day it will manifest in the natural. I believe Jesus still heals because I have seen him do it first hand. I believe that some sickness will not be healed on this side. I know that Paul was given a thorn in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7). I’m not saying that’s why I suffer from depression or chronic pain but I do know that suffering is part of living in a fallen world..I know that the greatest weapon we have is communication with God through Jesus in prayer but in my darkness I found it hard to pray. Instead of running to God I ran away from Him. I had lost my way before then but when darkness hit me. I gave up on God. I gave up on life. I knew He was the source to my life but I couldn’t whisper a prayer. I couldn’t understand why me and most of all why was God allowing this to happen to me. I’m not a stranger to depression but I’ve always bounced back but this was different. I wanted to die and be at peace. I couldn’t find the strength to pray or to function. I lost focus of my calling and my vision but through it all Jesus never lost focus of me. I know that even now depression can not snatch me out of Jesus hand (John 10:29). I have to believe that I will be made whole again.. (John 5:6) So as I pray for God to increase my faith in Him again.. I must never lose sight “Is there anything to hard for God..”(Jeremiah 32:27) Place whatever you are going through in His healing hands..