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Don’t Worry About Your Health

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”

– 3 John 2

We have been talking about four things that we as humans tend to worry about the most, and today, we are going to finish up by discussing how we are often anxious about our health and the health of others.

We each have just one body and since we are subject to the effects of sin in our flesh, our “earthly tents” have problems from time-to-time. At some point, all of us have dealt with a health issue, whether an extended illness, an injury, or a chronic condition. For this reason, we understand how debilitating it can be when our bodies aren’t in alignment with our will and our spirit; in fact, it can be downright discouraging. Beyond our own health, we worry about the well-being of those we love. When someone we care for is diagnosed with a serious illness or is going in for surgery, we certainly deal with more anxiety than we would on a normal day. No matter who and what it is, physical health is always a source of concern for us in this life.

Friend, even though you may worry about health issues, when you are tempted to dwell on them, I encourage you to lift your eyes to Jesus and seek His wisdom and knowledge. Rest confidently in the assurance that nothing in your body is beyond His ability to heal and restore. When you or someone you love endures physical hardship, take care of your soul and feed your Spirit with truth from His Word. As you do, the heavy load you are carrying will give way to His peace, and healing will take place from the inside out. You see, when you surrender your “right” to worry about your body, your mind will be renewed and you will be restored by the greatness of the love of Jesus. Isn’t than awesome news?

Prayer


Thank you, Jesus, for freeing my heart and mind from the need to worry about my health and the health of others. I believe that you are my healer and I trust you to take care of me.

Reflection


Do you worry about your health? If so, how can you shift your focus and renew your faith?

3 thoughts on “Don’t Worry About Your Health

  1. Sophie Haworth says:

    Thank you Bobby and the staff for all you do.
    Could you please clarify this statement in this devotional.

    We each have just one body and since we are subject to the effects of sin in our flesh, our “earthly tents” have problems from time-to-time

    It suggests that we are sick and ill because we have sinned. i.e punishment.
    I am certain that is not what is intended, but it would be helpful if you could perhaps explain a little what you intended to say.

    I passed on this message to a friend who is struggling with chronic pain and was somewhat taken aback by the suggestion as he read it that he is ill due to sin.

    (I have been subscribed for many years to the daily devotional and a viewer since the 1980`s)

    Thanks, Sophie.

    1. amylindow says:

      Hi Sophie!

      Thanks for writing! So sorry for the unclear text in this devotional. We did not mean to infer that illness is as a result of sin, only that the reason sickness exists in the world is because of the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden. So “sin” was used in a general sense and not in a personal, individual one. We certainly do not believe that God punishes people with illnesses, because that is not His loving nature. Instead, He offers healing and restoration during those times when our bodies are subject to the overall effects of existing in a broken and fallen world. Hope this makes sense!

      Blessings,

      Bobby & Team

      1. Sophie Haworth. says:

        Thank you Amy for your reply.
        Much appreciated.
        Sophie.

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