In the past two weeks, I have replaced the motors in my upstairs and downstairs heating/air-conditioning units (at different times), my hot water heater, the expansion tank for the hot water heater (also at different times), and discovered a leak on the ceiling of my master bedroom. This last one was discovered just this morning. The source is yet unknown.
Back in the spring, my husband said we really needed to have someone come out to drain and flush the hot water heater because we had not had that done since moving into our house. Of course, who to call, a plumber, right? I knew that much, but randomly picking one out of the Yellow Pages, well www.yp.com, actually, didn’t really seem like the best plan. So, what did I do? I asked for recommendations from friends and family and received one for whom, as it turns out, I am now on a first-name basis. It was the same scenario when I needed to have repair work done on my HVAC system. I am now on a first-name basis with him as well. I am thinking I should add them both to my Christmas card list. :0)
But who do I call when I am broken and in need of repair? I should not need a recommendation. I know the Master Physician Himself, and, more importantly, He knows me. He “made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13 NLT) He “saw me before I was born.” (Psalm 139:16 NLT) He IS Jehovah Rapha – The Lord that heals.
There is no repair of which I might find myself in need, whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, that is out of His control. I cannot misplace His phone number. I do not ever have to worry about getting voicemail. He will never tell me that He is unable to speak to me right now or that I will have to wait for Him to order the part. He is available to me 24/7.
The repair may not be instantaneous, but I can trust that He will be with me while I wait. I know this because He tells me in His Word in Hebrews 13:5, “…Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
It is enough.