Hurting to Healing Bible Reading Summary Week 3

You're tired of pain and ready to heal? God's Word contains the message of healing for your hurting heart!

Welcome to the Hurting to Healing Bible reading challenge! If you’re visiting for the first time, each month we follow a daily Bible reading schedule together. On Fridays, I post a summary of the last 7 days of reading and I love to read your comments on what God has been teaching you through the reading. Let’s get started on the Hurting to Healing Bible Reading Summary Week 3!

Psalm 107:1-9

Psalm 107 speaks volumes to hurting hearts. One of my favorite verses in this passage is verse 6:

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.

So many times I’ve worried and fretted over a problem or circumstance without praying over it. As I’ve said many times over, I truly want prayer to be my first response, not my last resort.

Psalm 107:10-20

Have you ever been bound by an addiction? Chained to something you know is wrong but you can’t seem to stop doing it? Verse 10 is what that feels like:

Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,

This Psalm describes the situations of pain we often inflict on ourselves because we don’t follow what God’s Word says. When a person rebels against God, there are circumstances to face. But the verse from the first section above is repeated in this section of verses. We are loved by a forgiving God!!

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.

Psalm 107:21-31

I’ve never been out to sea. But when the storms of life have raged, I was never more glad than when the storm passed and all was calm again. Soak up verse 30 of this section!

If you have been moving through rough , choppy waters, then you know the beauty of quiet waters.... #hurtingtohealing

Psalm 107:32-43

I can still see the ache in her eyes. The words of thanks tumbled out, even as she stood on the Kenyan dirt floor, surrounded by poverty. I can’t help but think of how wise this little girl is– to be thankful for the steadfast love of God, in spite of her circumstances.

If we could only consider how much he loves us.... #hurtintohealing

Lamentations 3:17-26

Lamentations is thought to be written by the prophet, Jeremiah, although it is not known for sure. Were you identifying with verse 17 as you began to read? As the entire world strives for peace, our souls crave it as well. Where can one find happiness in this world? The writer describes how deep the distress is and how hard the war within himself rages. But then he pauses and remembers something. “This I call to mind; therefore I have hope.” What is “this?”

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

It’s a new day! This is how we move from hurting to healing; this is how we have hope!

Lamentations 3:27-40

So the prophet continues his lament and reminds the people. If you’re having trouble finding pain relief, if you hold no peace and grasp for love, then perhaps it’s not God who has forgotten you- as you think. Maybe you are the one who needs to run back to his loving arms.

Can you hear the prophet's plea to the people? #hurtingtohealing

Lamentations 3:41-51

And when we realize the vastness of his redemption plan, that it includes not only salvation, but abundant life. Not only abundant life in Heaven, but a redeemed, abundant life on this earth, then we can praise him for moving us from hurting to healing!

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Jesus, may we lavishly bask in the glory of your redemption plan today, this gift of a new day, full of your love and mercies.

Amen.

Have a fabulous Friday! Next week I’ll be releasing the June topical Bible reading plan; don’t miss out!

Rachel

 

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7 Comments

  1. Thank you. Much needed words. I am sharing this study with my son and thanking God for his perfect timing.

  2. Thanks for this study Rachel. I need it. God bless you.

  3. Good morning Rachel and happy Friday to u and your family. I am so thankful I found you, bible study guide has helped me tremendously… Because of it I am still here…i’m learning to grow my faith and I think I fnlinally understood what it is to give all to God…now I know and feel God loves and always is by my side…he carries me and he will help me thru my trials. He has a plan and I know soon he will let me see what that is. His love is the greatest thing I have…and I want to give it and show it to my kids , husband and family. Faith moves mountains God’s power is so big I can’t begin to explain. He is working in our prayers and He is going to bring them to pass. Amen.

  4. right now, I am not in a hurting season, but reading the Scriptures has been a great reminder of God’s care and healing during those seasons.

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