Thursday, January 12, 2017

"accounts of the Savior's healing the heavy laden" -Elder Oaks

"The scriptures contain many accounts of the Savior’s healing the heavy laden. He caused the blind to see; the deaf to hear; the palsied, withered, or maimed to be restored; lepers to be cleansed; and unclean spirits to be cast out. Often we read that the person healed of these physical ailments was “made whole” (see Matthew 14:36; 15:28; Mark 6:56; 10:52; Luke 17:19; John 5:9).

Jesus healed many from physical diseases, but He did not withhold healing from those who sought to be “made whole” from other ailments. Matthew writes that He healed every sickness and every disease among the people (see Matthew 4:23; 9:35). Great multitudes followed Him, and He “healed them all” (Matthew 12:15). Surely these healings included those whose sicknesses were emotional, mental, or spiritual. He healed them all.

In His early sermon in the synagogue, Jesus read aloud from this prophecy of Isaiah: “He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18). As Jesus declared that He was come to fulfill that prophecy, He expressly affirmed that He would heal those with physical ailments and He would also deliver the captive, liberate the bruised, and heal the brokenhearted." (Dallin H Oaks, He Heals the Heavy Laden, October 2006 General Conference)

Christ not only heals our physical infirmities, but also our mental, emotional, and any other trials we may go through.  When we are at the end of our rope, we can pray for comfort, and it will come.  We can ask for blessings, and that healing of our souls will come.

May we ever reach out to the Lord in our trials and troubles of life.  I give my testimony that he is real, that he is there, and is there to lift and strengthen us.  

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Picture is He healed many by Kurt Richards, featured in the September 2016 Ensign magazine.

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