He Healed Me!

“I am the LORD, who heals you.” – Exodus 15:26c

Yesterday, Bella, one of my daughters’ friends paid me a wonderful compliment – one I haven’t heard often in the past. As I was driving her home, she reached out from the back seat to feel my arm and said, “Your skin is so soft.” I paused for a few seconds, surprised by her comment. “Well, thank you, Bella,” I said. Silently, I also prayed, “Thank you, God.”
After suffering for years with severe eczema, I’d accepted that I would always have skin problems. I figured that was how God made me, and I did my best to live with it. However, when my skin got out of control in my early 30s, I cried out to the Lord for help.
During that time, God opened my eyes to various Scriptures in the Bible that spoke on healing. I began meditating on those promises and believing them to be a reality in my situation, even when I wasn’t seeing any physical changes. I prayed. I fasted. I went to the elders to be anointed with oil. I did everything I knew to do to receive a miraculous touch from the Great Physician. Then, God showed me all I needed to do was trust Him to fulfill His Word. So, that’s what I did. I asked God to restore my skin to that of a child and waited for Him to do it.
Now, only a few years later, Bella’s compliment reminds me of what God has done in my life. My skin may not be baby-soft, but it is clear! No longer am I up all night itching and scratching. No longer do I have rough patches all over my body. Jehovah-Raphe has healed me! Praise His holy name!