Lord, the one you love is sick.
Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. He remembered that they were but flesh. … A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. … As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. … He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.
This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it. … “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jesus said,) “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”
In order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. … “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the Lord. … He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Most of this verse compilation, originally in the King James’ Version, is from: Anne Graham Lotz. Daily Light for Life’s Moments. In: Daily Light for Every Day. J. Countryman. Nashville, TN. 1998.
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