“Please heal her!” – Forgiveness and Prayer

 Numbers 12:13:  So Moses cried out the LORD, “O God, please heal her!”

Miriam, Moses’ sister and Aaron, his brother, were supposed to help Moses lead the Israelites out of slavery.

However, while Moses talked with God, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses and caused the people to turn against him.

In verse 8, God asked Miriam and Aaron, “Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”  In verse 10, God disciplined Miriam, and she became leprous.

Moses could have said that’s what she deserved for talking about her own brother and causing division among the people. He could have stood back and laughed. He did neither.

Moses forgave Miriam and asked God to heal her. God did but told Moses to confine her outside the camp for seven days.

In a fallen world with imperfect people, they will hurt us. For our own physical, emotional and spiritual health, we need to forgive as Moses did.

Dear God, help me forgive those who hurt me. Amen.

Application:  Whom do you need to forgive this week?

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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
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