God, in His mercy, humbles you to heal you, sanctify you, and exalt you.

God, in His mercy, humbles you to heal you, sanctify you, and exalt you.

“He will strike and heal [rapha] it; they will return to the LORD, and He will be entreated by them and heal [rapha] them.” (Isa 19:22)

“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” (Heb 12:11)

“Therefore humble [tapeinoo] yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1Pet 5:6)

“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.” (Ps 119:67)

“Yes, all of you be submissive [hupotasso] to one another, and be clothed with humility [tapeinophrosune], for God resists the proud [huperephanos], but gives grace to the humble [tapeinos].” (1Pet 5:5)

“Humble [tapeinoo] yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (Jm 4:10)

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” (1Pet 5:10)

“Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.” (Matt 13:15)

“Lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them.” (Mk 4:12)

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Lk 22:32)

“Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.” (Heb 12:12-13)

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (Jm 3:18)

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2Cor 4:17)

“Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.” (Ps 25:18)

“Why do You hide Your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?” (Ps 44:24)

“You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs.” (Ps 66:11)

“My eye wastes away because of affliction. LORD, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You.” (Ps 88:9)

“Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry” (Ps 106:44)

“This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.” (Ps 119:50)

“Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.” (Ps 119:92)

“Consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget Your law.” (Ps 119:153)

“It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.” (Ps 119:71)

“I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.” (Ps 119:75)

“I am afflicted very much; revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.” (Ps 119:107)

Reading: Isa 19-21; 1Cor 3