“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
To me, it seems that these verses are saying that God’s word:
The previous verses talk about the various ways people are in trouble. “Some wandered in desert wastes”, “some sat in darkness”, “Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction”. No matter where these “some” were God saved/delivered them from their destruction or distress.
God acted upon their cry out of his steadfast love. He didn’t just stand back and make them figure it out on their own or punish them.
“God sent His word and healed them”
God acts or moves on our behalf. When we are in trouble or need help, whether it was our own actions or not that got us there in the first place, He is moved with compassion to save or deliver us from the place we’re in.
Here is the point I really want to make, though. The verse says, “God sent His Word and healed them.”
God’s Word is just as powerful as God Himself speaking. For instance, if you are dying from cancer and read and believe what the Word says, it is as if God Himself is speaking/praying over your body. God spoke every word of the Bible and it is the breath of life. Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
God’s Word is power and life! When God created the world He said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Well, with just the power of God’s spoken word, the light is still in existence and has not failed.
Whatever you may be in need of, there is a word full of life for you to receive today! Don’t let the enemy steal, kill and destroy what God has given to you through His blood. You have the victory and He is the Word of life!