You're My Healer (Jehovah Rapha)

September 29, 2021 — Krystal Craven
Song title overlaying a blue background with a stethoscope, first aid kit, and medicine. The square album cover art is in the bottom right corner, which shows Krystal Craven looking to the left while smiling in the midst of a busy city scene.

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The Story Behind the Song

This song was written in the midst of physical pain and ongoing health battles, with a heart cry for God to heal me. My symptoms were growing worse and worse, even sometimes making me wish that God would just take me home to be with Him. I found that when I allowed myself to go down the rabbit hole thinking of questioning God’s reasons, it never yielded anything good. I had to instead discipline my mind to be stayed and focused on God instead of focusing on me and what I was experiencing. These health trials have been extremely challenging and have tested the fabric of my faith, but even through the fire, I have not been burned, I’m being refined. I’ve come to the resolve that while I will continue to pray fervently and frequently for complete healing in this lifetime, I am content to wait until eternity for that healing if that be God’s will. I just want to bring God glory with my life, no matter what that looks like. Ultimately, Jehovah Rapha, My Healer, has healed me in the most important way, which is spiritually. He has taken my sin upon Himself on the cross and paid the penalty for me, and one day soon, I will be with Him forever. That hope of glory far outweighs the afflictions being faced or that I will face while here on earth.

If you are facing chronic health issues, emotional trauma, physical injury, or other afflictions, I encourage you to focus on God, and only allow yourself to think upon those things that are true, lovely, pure, and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8). Be of good cheer knowing that if you’re a follower of Jesus, you will be completely healed, if not now, then on the other side of eternity.

I sincerely hope this blesses and encourages you!

Bible Verses & Biblical Themes in the Song

  • “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
  • “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)
  • “…for I am the Lord, your healer.” (Exodus 15:26c)
  • “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:13-14)
  • “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14)
  • “And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” (Matthew 8:2-3)
  • “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
  • “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” (1 Chronicles 16:34)
  • “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.” (Psalm 25:8)
  • “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:13-14)
  • “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
  • “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:33)
  • “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:2)
  • “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Chords & Lyrics

You're My Healer (Jehovah Rapha)

Krystal Craven

Key: F
Capo: 3
Time Sig: 4/4
Tempo: 119bpm
Sequence: Intro, V1, C, V2, C, B, Interlude, C (2x), Outro


Intro:
D G  D G

Verse 1:
D
  My flesh is weak
G
 And it is tempting
D                            G
 To seek out things in this world
                       D
I think will bring me hope
                            G
When the pain is strong and I can't take it anymore
        Em              A
You're right here with me

Chorus:
            D              G
You're my Healer, Jehovah Rapha
       D          A
And I bless Your Name
        D              G
You are able, Lord I pray
             Bm                     G           A
That You're willing to heal the afflictions in me
                D   G
I ask in Jesus Name

Verse 2:
D
  Sometimes I wonder
G
 Why You let me suffer
D
  But I won't focus on me
G
 Or my faith might falter
D                  G
 No matter when or if You even heal me
   Em                A
I want to bring You glory

Bridge:
        Em        Bm
If it's not Your will to heal me now
Em               Bm
On this side of eternity
    Em                     Bm
I know this affliction is light compared
            G   A
To the hope of glory

Interlude:
        D             G
You're good, Jehovah Rapha
     D                 A
Even if You don't heal me
    D              G
I trust You God in all
      D       A
Your sovereignty

Outro: