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TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE

January 16, 2023

St. Raphael – Open Yourself Up To The Divine Doctor For Recovery

As the patron saint of healing and recovery, I, St. Raphael, understand the struggles and difficulties that come with the journey towards spiritual revitalization. But I also know the peace and joy that can be found at the end of that journey.

Recovery is not an easy process, but it is a necessary one. It is the process of mending the broken pieces of our souls and bringing them back to wholeness. It is a journey that requires patience, perseverance, and above all, faith.

In order to experience the fullness of God’s healing power, it is important that you open yourself up to it. This might involve acknowledging areas of your life where you feel stuck or disconnected from God, or simply admitting that you are in need of renewal and restoration.

It is natural to feel hesitant or even resistant to the idea of seeking healing, but remember that God is a loving and compassionate God, and that He is always ready to offer His healing touch to those who seek it. Trust in His goodness and His desire to see you flourish, and be open to the ways that He might be leading you towards healing and wholeness.

Seek guidance and direction from the Holy Spirit

As you embark on this journey of recovery, remember that healing is not just about physical restoration, but also about emotional and spiritual healing. True healing comes from within, and it begins with the acknowledgement and acceptance of our brokenness. It is important to understand that recovery is not just about fixing our problems, but about becoming a better version of ourselves.

The Holy Spirit is a powerful source of guidance and healing, and it is essential that you seek out His leading as you pursue spiritual revival. Spend time in prayer and reflection, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of your life where you need healing and seeking His guidance on the path forward. Remember that the Holy Spirit is a gentle and loving presence, and that He is always ready to offer wisdom and support.

Renew Your Spirit Through Forgiveness

As you seek healing, remember that true healing comes from forgiveness. Forgiveness of ourselves and others is essential in the process of recovery. Holding on to anger and resentment only hinders the healing process. Let go of the past and embrace the present.

Revival is the process of bringing new life and energy to something. As you recover and heal, you will also experience a revival of your spirit. You will feel a renewed sense of purpose and direction in your life. You will find joy and peace in the simple things, and you will be able to see the beauty in the world around you.

Surrender your life to God’s will

One of the most powerful things you can do to seek spiritual healing is to surrender your life to God’s will. This might involve letting go of negative thought patterns or behaviors, or simply surrendering your plans and desires to His will. It can be difficult to let go of the need to control our own lives, but remember that God is sovereign and all-powerful, and that by surrendering to His leading, you can find the healing and restoration you need.

Remember that God is a loving and compassionate God, and that He is always ready to offer His healing touch to those who seek it. Don’t be afraid to turn to Him and seek His guidance and support, and trust in His goodness and His perfect plan for your life. May you find hope, healing, and restoration as you turn to God and seek His guidance.

The road to recovery can be long and winding, but do not lose hope. You are not alone in this journey. You have the support of the angels, the saints, and most importantly, the love and grace of our Lord. He is the one who will guide you and give you the strength to overcome any obstacle.

Let Us Pray

"Dear God, I pray that you would bring spiritual revival to my life and renew my faith especially in times when I am feeling weak. Help me to recognize the areas of my life where I need healing and renewal, and to turn to you for guidance and support. Fill me with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and help me to surrender my life to your will. Above all, I pray that I may grow closer to you and serve you more faithfully in all that I do."
St. Raphael, pray for us.
Amen 🙏
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