In the realm of healthcare, as a pharmacist guided by faith in Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our healer, I often ponder the intersection of divine healing and the role of healthcare professionals. Scripture teaches us that God is full of mercy, and it is through this mercy that healthcare becomes an extension of His divine plan.
In Exodus, God reveals His merciful nature to Moses, saying, “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,” (Exodus 34:6). This mercy is reflected in the healthcare system, where doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and all healthcare professionals serve as vessels of God’s mercy. They enable us to care for our physical bodies, recognizing that our bodies are a gift from God and without it we cease to exist. As stewards of this gift, we collaborate with healthcare providers to preserve and nurture our physical well-being.
Beyond the application of wisdom, healthcare embodies the manifestation of God’s mercy. It allows us to sustain our physical existence, acknowledging that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). This perspective shifts our understanding of healthcare from a mere practice of wisdom to a profound expression of God’s loving-kindness.
Scripture reminds us that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Our faith, intertwined with healthcare, positions us to believe in Jehovah Rapha for healing. The act of calling those things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17) becomes a declaration of faith in the healing process.
Acknowledging the spiritual realm’s precedence over the physical, we recognize that healing often begins in the unseen. Our bodies catch up with what our spirit already knows. This aligns with the truth that the things we see are temporary, while the unseen is eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
As we navigate the realms of faith, healing, and healthcare, let us approach our physical well-being with gratitude for God’s mercy. The healthcare system, woven with divine principles, becomes a tangible expression of His love and provision for our bodies. May our faith in Jehovah Rapha continue to guide us, recognizing that healing is both a physical and spiritual journey, intertwined with the mercy and grace of our Creator.