Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
—Psalm 103:2-4 (NKJV)
With all my heart—with all that is within me, I praise you, Lord Jesus! With every breath I take, I praise your holy name! I will never forget the good things you have done for me. You forgive all my sins. You heal all my diseases.
Lord, you speak your Truth to me. You speak promises that my physical eyes cannot see. You speak abundant life when circumstances or pain or the enemy try to tell me something else (John 10:10). Your promises are true (Psalm 18:20), and you, my loving Abba Father, never lie. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Faith is the evidence of what I hope for—the proof of what I haven't experienced or seen (Hebrews 11:1). The faith you have given me has the power to believe your Truth beyond what I experience in this natural world. I choose to exercise it and believe it. I receive your promise when what you say is more real to me than what I perceive with my natural mind. Your perception becomes what is true.
I am free from sin's condemnation (Romans 8:1)! Out of your great love, Jesus, I received your forgiveness for all my sins. You became sin for me so that I might have your righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). You love me with a grace I could never earn—a grace that asks me only to receive it.
By the wounds you suffered for me, I also received your healing (1 Peter 2:24). Illness is not your will. The gift of your grace heals me. I live in newness of life—not only forgiven of all my sins but also healed of all my diseases. Jesus, your life given for mine was not a partial work. It was a finished work. I’m restored. I’m whole. I choose to believe your Word and walk in it.
Holy Spirit, I will open the Word, and let it take root in my heart. I’ll be renewed in the spirit of my mind. I’ll keep putting on the new righteous nature you have given me (Ephesians 4:23-24).
It is your Spirit, Lord, who gives life. What I perceive doesn’t profit me anything. The words that you speak to me are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
With your lovingkindness and steadfast mercy, you save my life from destruction. Your Word is all life and healing to me. I receive your Truth.
© 2021 Lynn Lacher