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?