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Thou tellest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle: Are they not in thy book? – Psalm 56:8 KJV
When we have a cold, it can feel miserable. The Lord knows every tear that we shed. He knows how to comfort us. He is the Great Physician.
The Lord can see everything that goes on. Nothing surprises Him. So when we come to Him with our needs, He has already anticipated them. He can heal us quickly.
Illness passes and is only a temporary discomfort. The Lord wants us to regain our health, because He has important work for us to do. Amen.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13 KJV
God gives us strength to overcome illness.
Last Friday, for the first time, I had put my toddler in daycare on moving day so it would not be difficult to unload boxes.
By Monday, after daycare, we noticed that my son had a runny nose and a slight fever of 99 degrees. I doubt it is COVID-19, because we already had it and have some immunity, but Lord knows, we don’t want to be sick or get anyone else sick. I am grateful that so far my husband and I don’t feel sick or feverish. The Lord gives us strength when we need it to stay healthy so we can take care of others. Amen.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. – James 4:10 KJV
Overcoming an illness can be humbling. When we are used to doing everything, it can be humbling when suddenly we can’t because of our health. When I had tested positive for COVID-19 last September, I never would have imagined that I would be sick for more than two weeks or become a COVID-19 long hauler. I never would have thought that being sick for that long would set into motion some drastic life changes, such as a move to another state.
The Lord gives us strength in sickness and health. He knows our thoughts and fears and can heal us from any ailment. We can be grateful when our health returns. When He lifts us up, He lifts us physically and mentally. Amen.
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11 NIV
The Lord teaches us how to forgive an offense. Since none of us are without sin, we are not justified to judge others.
The Lord knows our pain and has borne our sorrows.
If we have never lost a loved one, it is difficult to understand grief, but Jesus understood grief. He was a man acquainted with sorrow. He wants to comfort us and take away our pain and infirmities. Jesus is the Great Physician.
In Heaven there will be no need for hospitals or emergency rooms. God will be the only thing that we need.
When we trust Him with all aspects of our body, mind, and soul, we will never be disappointed.
He takes care of our friends and family members, and He is only a prayer away when we need Him. Amen.
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. – Psalm 13:5-6 NIV
When the Lord restores our health after a period of illness, it is time to rejoice. Doesn’t that make us feel like singing?
The Lord loves us without fail. He saved us, and that in and of itself is a reason to rejoice.
We can also find joy in the little things: a sparrow’s song, a smile from our loved ones, and a goodnight kiss for our children before they go to bed.
The Lord’s love is sweet and something to cherish. When we delight in God’s law and follow the path that He has set out for us, our lives prosper.
Our God is a merciful God. He does not allow suffering to continue forever. He helps us. Amen.
The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him in song. – Psalm 28:7 NIV
When the Lord gives us strength, we can overcome the hardships that life throws at us. His strength acts like a shield to protect us from harm.
When bad things happen, such as illness, we can better appreciate our health when the Lord restores us.
When we trust Him with all our heart, mind, and spirit, we can find joy in the works that He has helped us to accomplish. All good things come from the Lord.
When He restores us to good health, doesn’t that make us feel like singing? Our Lord is worthy of praise. Amen.
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. – Psalm 105:4 NIV
Especially when our strength fails us, we can look to the Lord and find encouragement.
I sometimes wonder what I did to bring upon myself “Long COVID” fatigue and brain fog, which I still suffer from, almost five months after the original date that I tested positive for COVID-19 on September 1, 2020. Was God testing me?
The one thing I know from having spent far too many days bedridden is that suffering can be humbling.
When we are down, we appreciate even more the good days that God gives us. He teaches us lessons and patience through our periods of illness. He reminds us that we should not take anything for granted. Every moment we have is a gift from God. Amen.
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened. – Ephesians 1:15-18
God asks us to pray for one another.
My mom’s good friend tested positive for COVID-19 on 11/10/20. Hopefully his case is mild.
God blesses us in times of sickness and in health. When we are healthy, we can praise Him. When we are ill, we learn from Him patience and gratitude. He always takes care of us. As we grow in the knowledge of Him we can find peace. Amen.