Thou Hast Said He Would Heal You

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. -Hosea 6:1

The wounds which you now feel He made Himself, and if He is willing to heal any wounds, how much more those that He has Himself made…The text I read as a promise. It looks at first sight as if it were spoken by man, and so it is; but then inasmuch as it is put in God’s book as the utterance of God’s inspired prophet, it is a part of God’s word, and it is warranted to be most true. “He hath torn and He will heal.” Go and put your finger on this text and say, “Lord, Thou hast torn me, and it is written in Thy word, ‘He will heal us;'”

“Lord, I know Thou canst not lie,
Heal my soul or else I die.”

Put you your finger on the text-“He will bind us up.” Say, “Lord, I do not deserve it; I deserve only to perish, but then Thou hast said Thou wilt do it, be as good as Thy word. Lord, here is a poor sinner near despair, he comes to Thee, bind up his broken heart; give him peace;”-and soul, the everlasting hills shall bow, the hoary deep shall itself be burned up, and earth’s foundation shall be removed, but God’s word shall never pass away, nor shall His promise fail in one single case. Only believe the promise; receive the promise, and this very day, poor broken heart, He will heal thy wounds, and thou shalt have joy and peace in believing through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ C.H. Spurgeon