The Lord as Healer

The God Who Heals

The origin of Jehovah Rapha can be traced back to two Hebrew words, which in combination can mean “God who heals.”

“Jehovah,” which is derived from the Hebrew word Havah can be translated as “to be,” “to exist,” or “to become known.” The Hebraic translation of Rapha (râpâ) means “to restore” or “to heal.”

The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. 

Psalm 41:3

Our God both sustains AND Heals!

Our Value is not determined by our effectiveness.

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

-Isaiah 40:29-31