Q: Which of these means “God My Healer?”
D. El Shaddai
Keep reading for the answer!
Why Should I Study God’s Names?
For a lot (if not ALL) of the same reasons you need to study the Bible! Learning God’s names is not just an academic experience. It’s not like memorizing flashcards or a recipe by heart. It’s a fluid and transformative experience. Learning God’s names changes you from the inside out. It’s a study we should continue throughout our lives, in all seasons.
Become more acquainted with God’s character and nature through his names. It’s like spending time with a friend or a loved one. You start seeing his hand in your life circumstances, whether it’s his providence, mercy, justice, love, or friendship. It’s a key to understanding the great plan he has for your life. It’s essential to knowing who you are and what you were made for. Who better to ask than…
Did You Get the Answer Right?
When we think of healings in the Bible, we tend to think of all those jaw-dropping physical restorations: lepers made whole, the blind healed, the lame suddenly leaping through the air. Without question, these are marvelous demonstrations of God’s power. Yet His power far transcends the physical realm.
God created us in His own image, which means that He gave each of us a mind, a will, and emotions, and He enabled us to have relationships. We are complex beings, and our brokenness due to sin is complex as well. Sometimes our deepest hurts cannot be seen on an X-ray or through the results of a blood test. If you’ve wallowed in guilt and shame, felt the heartbreak of a broken relationship, agonized over a wayward family
member, felt grief over a lost loved one, or been disappointed by an unfulfilled dream, you know that spiritual, emotional, and relational hurts can sometimes be more painful than physical maladies.
The good news is that God is able to heal more than just the physical—much more. In fact, he can meet our greatest need: spiritual healing.
When Jesus was on earth, He healed many. But none of these healings was ever an end in itself. Each compassionate healing was a sign of things to come. These physical healings pointed people toward the kingdom of God that was coming, toward a new heaven and restored earth, where there will be no more pain, no more suffering, and no more tears (see Revelation 21:4).
Today, when God heals—a broken bone, a broken heart, a broken relationship—He is giving us a foretaste of what is to come. God is Jehovah-Rapha, our healer. God alone saves from spiritual death. He only can give eternal life.
In what specific aspect of your life do you need to experience God’s healing?
Lord, thank You for caring about every part of me.
You desire that I find healing—physically, emotionally, and most of all, spiritually.
Thank You for providing me with a way to be healed of my sin.
Read more : Psalms 103:1–5; 147:3; Mark 2:17
Christopher D. Hudson has contributed to over fifty Bible projects, sixty study guides and over a hundred books. He has also served as managing editor for best-selling Bibles such as: The Love Languages Devotional Bible with Gary Chapman (Moody); Inspirational Bible with Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson); and the Case for Christ Study Bible with Lee Strobel (Zondervan). He is a graduate from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and is an active teacher in his church for over twenty years. He is from Chicago, IL, where he resides with his wife and three children.
God has many names in the Bible and each name shows a different aspect of God. For example, “Adonai” means “The Lord” or “My Great Lord”; “El Roi” means “The God Who Sees Me”; and “YHWH” means “”I AM,” The One Who Is” or “The Self-Existent One”. The Names of God eChart from Rose Publishing contains 10 different Names of God, the meaning and application for each name, as well as Bible references where the name can be found. The Names of God eChart is a great study tool to help you better understand the God of the Bible. Download NOW.