There has been a full moon and a clear sky these past few nights in Bright where I live in Ireland.
I look up at the stars and I am amazed that God called each one by name.
He made all the stars—the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky.
Job 9 v 9
King David looked up at the stars as well and wrote
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?” (Psalms 8:3-4 NLT)
God cares for the individual. Even though he is Mighty he reaches down to our level to touch us.
In another Psalm it is written
“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!”
Why is healing mentioned alongside the stars?
The God, who made the stars for everyone to see everywhere on the earth, is the one who heals the broken hearted and binds up our wounds.
When anyone anywhere looks up at the sky and sees the stars he can be encouraged that the God who made them, will heal his diseases and heal his broken heart and care for him.
I was reading in God’s word that God cares for us like a gentle flowing stream.
“My care for the people of Judah is like the gently flowing waters of Shiloah.”
Isaiah 8 v 8
When I was in hospital waiting to through a long operation I read this word from the Bible.
The LORD nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health. (Psalms 41:3 NLT)
I took great comfort from this word and as a result I went into the operation without fear. God brought me through the operation safely and I was restored to full health.
Everyone wants to be in good health. You can have good health by trusting in Jesus. He will restore you to health when you are sick.
What a mighty God yet he will nurse us back to health.