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Thank God it's Monday Devotional 14

by David Joynt on September 17, 2022


MARK 6:53-56 | 53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Some pressure on those called to heal comes from the urgent and complex needs they must try to understand and meet. Some comes from the volume of that same need. Jesus faced these two kinds of pressure during His three years of ministry.

There are other sources of pressure and exhaustion for healers too. One simple one is that they are dealing with people in crisis and facing issues of mortality everyday. Most of us only face these issues occasionally, when we or others we care about are ill, struggling, or dying. The healer is directly involved in other’s issues all the time. Human healers are only too aware of their limitations in the face of many hard situations, incurable conditions, or persistent mental traumas. That is why it is vital not only to rest if you are called to heal others, but to be supported and encouraged by others in your work.

Pray for someone you know that is a healer.

Send them a note of encouragement.

 

Tags: pray, encouragement, healer


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