Observation: A psalm of praise for the healing God offers.
Application: A long time ago, my favorite theologian, Douglas John Hall broke down the pronunciation of the word disease....saying dis - ease. When he said it I had an epiphany, disease is not a diagnosis of some contagion but disease is about not being at ease. I have recently felt the dis-ease in my life, seeking healing for that dis-ease. Part of this is coming to a conclusion that God is at the center of healing my disease. My friend Ernie likes to say; "you can't pour out what you don't have." Seeking this healing in my life from the place of discomfort has made me realize and pay attention to the dis-ease I have been feeling. It has caused me to be uncomfortable in a place of vulnerability I have not been before. in that vulnerability, I have had a supreme sense of God's overwhelming grace and healing.
Yesterday in worship I witnessed this same vulnerability and willingness of others to enter into a place of dis-ease that people came forward for healing and anointing. It was yet another opportunity to God's grace, forgiveness and healing.
Prayer: Lord, we thank and praise you for your healing power. Enter into the discomfort and dis-ease of our lives that we might know your healing mercies more and more.