Matthew 14.14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

When Jesus Christ sees the hurting and needy, He moves towards them, not away from them. Same holds true of you this morning, beloved. It is so easy to believe that Jesus is interested in everybody else. But when it comes to my hurts or needs, that is something else. Not true, dear ones, not true! When you are hurting and needy, call out to Jesus, and He will move towards you. He is not at a loss of knowing what to do, nor is He intimidated by the immensity of your situation. Despite the questions and mysteries about the works of God and His sovereign work of physical healing. This we know. Jesus is Our Healer. Whether that healing is mental, emotional, physical or spiritual, Jesus is our healer.  That is an indisputable fact.

Thus, when we are hurting or sick, we need to remember that the Jesus we read about in the gospels, is the same Jesus that we are trusting in today. He need not be here physically to manifest His healing touch to us. Know this, dear one. Jesus has shown His love for you by dying on the cross. So, His love for you is never in question when you are “under the weather.” In fact, right where you are, Jesus is right there as well. Yes, Jesus is the God of compassion and the God of all comfort. Believe that with all of your heart, and I assure you that you will experience a peace that passes understanding. He may heal your illness or He may say to you, My grace is sufficient for you. Either way the Lord chooses to move towards you, beloved. Receive it. Thank Him for His touch and compassion.

Right now and throughout your day remember this, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, Jesus is moving towards you. (That will stop sin in its tracks!). One last thing: Make sure to export to others the compassion that God is giving you, for one way that Jesus “shows up” or moves towards us in our hurt and pain is when a dear brother or sister arrives, calls or emails us in His Name.