God is known by many names in the Bible and each name reveals a certain aspect of His character. Jehovah-Rapha is one such name found in the Old Testament and means “The God who heals” in Hebrew.
But it is much deeper than merely a physical healing…
The varying manifestations of God’s tremendous healing power as Jehovah-Rapha can be found in the following biblical passages:
• Sickness and infirmity (Psalm 41:3)
• Healing from mental affliction (Jonah 2:5-7)
• Spiritual fatigue (Psalm 23:3)
• Emotional suffering (Psalm 147:3)
• Anxiety or worry (John 14:27)
We have named our upcoming adventure….”Road Trip to Rapha” ….because we are praying and believing for deep healing & restoration for our children during this time. They desperately need mental & emotional healing from their horrific childhood trauma (truly some of the worst I’ve ever heard) and from their fears, abandonment, low self esteem and attachment challenges.
Our key scripture promise will be:
Jeremiah 30:17: “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds”
Update on our progress:
❤️ Adoption is moving forward (looks like we will get a date in September but still plan to begin road trip….staying in California for short trips out so we are able to be back weekly for foster meetings/appointments and paperwork.)
❤️ We own a trailer in Waco, Texas…the perfect one…blessed, blessed, blessed. We still need a 8 passenger SUV with at least 10,000 towing capacity (and a diesel would really be the best) There are complications with the financing we have that we are asking Jehovah Jireh, another name for God which means “the Lord will provide,” to take care of on our behalf.
❤️ Inspire Ministries & support. We are preparing to connect with all of our faithful supporters as well as potential supporters to let them know our plan for this year and pull together a “Road Trip to Rapha” prayer & support team.
We are 7 weeks from our hoped for start date (even though we will start with shorter trips within California before the BIG take off mid to late September after adoption) ….every once in awhile that seems really really soon with lots to happen in between….but I know that God can do really BIG things….in short time frames…so we move forward day by day towards the goal with our faith & confidence in what God has already done & what He will do!
PS: Do you like our trip logo that our dear friend Michelle Sallee created for us? 😊 We plan to get t-shirts with this logo and hopefully even paint it in the back of the trailer as a constant reminder of the goal