It is an acceptable fact that good health is not an automatic guarantee. It usually requires a continued effort of keeping active and maintaining a healthy diet. However, this is not the complete formula for good health. The bible says in Exodus 23:25: “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Eccles. 3:1
I have learned that everything we experience in life has a purpose. We often go through things that we don’t quite understand the cause and effect of or why we are even going through it in the first place. However there is a purpose for it. And although that purpose may not be immediately realized, we must have the confidence that God is working all things out for our good.
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.” Psam 23:4
It is inevitable. In this life, at some point or another, we will be faced with some kind of adversity that will seem insurmountable. And when we are confronted with such matters, we will find ourselves becoming increasingly apprehensive and fearful, not knowing if we are going to even be able to overcome it. However, these are the times when we have to put our confidence in God. Yes, our strength may be small and we may be afraid of the unknown, but profess courage! Think positive thoughts. Positive thinking brings about positive results. God can and God will see you through!
“Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily.” Isaiah 58:8 Every one of us covets good health. In order to obtain good health we should strive to exercise daily, eat healthy and see our doctor on a regular basis. All these things are good. But there is one thing that should take precedence over all these things and that is the belief that God is ultimately the One responsible for keeping us healthy. The physicians of this world are some gifted and wonderful people whom God has given us to minister to our physical bodies to keep them healthy. However we must recognize that there is only one Great Physician who is able to keep us healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. And we can look to Him to meet whatever that need is in our lives. Amen.
Faith is the glue that keeps the family together. Life is full of ups and downs, ins and outs. And oftentimes the negative occurrences that occur in our lives are out of our control and they have an adverse affect on the family unit. And without the presence of faith in a family, that family is left to endure the storms of life all by itself. And when the contrary winds begin to vehemently blow upon us, we usually find ourselves sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss of despair and discouragement. But let me encourage you today. It is not God’s will for that dwelling place of despair to be your permanent address. God has better things in store for you and your family. The psalmist David instructs us in Psalm 30, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy is coming in the morning.” By faith declare the promises of God over you and your family. And know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the best is yet to come!