He sent His word and healed them
“Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit” (1 Peter 1:22).
Frequently, God does not change our circumstances, but He uses His word as a medicine to our sufferings. Therefore, the psalmist in Psalm 107 says “Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near to the gates of death and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses”. Then he mentions in the next verse a strange thing, he describes how He delivers them saying “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalm 107:18-20)
God’s word builds up, encourages, satisfies, and comforts, also it heals. God’s word is the water that cleanses our wounds. “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.” (Ephesians 5:25,26) Our medicine at the time of pain is not the precious blood only but also the absolute truth. God’s word treats our pains and wounds; it washes and cleanses our minds from the world’s thoughts and from Satan’s views and his interior bitter dialogues.