“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 139:23-24

As a child, I was well acquainted with hospitals. Chronic illness landed me there frequently. It took doctors a while to uncover the culprit: pockets of infection hiding in my sinus cavity which had destroyed bone and weakened my immune system. Although it was painful, God used the doctor’s scalpel to remove the source of my sickness, allowing my body the chance to heal.

In a similar way, the Bible exposes the root of our spiritual affliction: sin. With the precision of a surgeon’s knife, it penetrates deeply to show us who we really are before a Holy God. Turning the sinner inside out, it reveals our desperate need for the Great Physician.

You may ask, “Who could save a sinner such as I?” There is good news! Jesus said that He came for the sick (Matthew 9:12-13). He is the Savior of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15) and our one true hope! His Word is alive and active, and it has supernatural power to transform lives.

Humble yourself and seek the power of God’s healing, understanding that there may be pain in the process.




Scripture Focus

Hebrews 4:12-13

Insight

Cry out with David, the psalmist, “Search me, O God!” Then we can repent, be forgiven, and walk in the way everlasting.

Bible In A Year

  • Isaiah 47-48
  • Psalm 94
  • Acts 17