2013-01-04 - In Sickness and In Health
Today's devotional will be brief as I am achy and feverish and just want to curl up and lie down. Being sick helps you to appreciate that a time will one day come when sickness will be no more. It also makes me think of the many times Jesus healed the sick. The Psalmist even wrote about such a time in his own life. "The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health." (Psalm 41:3 NASB)
Sickness is just a part of life but I thank God that one day I will have a new body that will not get sick or have any other problems so even in sickness I can praise the Lord. Indeed we ought to always praise the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus."
God thank you for giving me breath to praise you and while I may be coughing I can still draw breath. Thank you for being the Great Physician who created these complex bodies. Thank you for giving me life both physical and eternal. Thank you also for creating a wonderful woman who has married me and cares for me when I am not feeling well. I do want to be well but even in sickness you are God and I am not so I will praise you and glorify your name! - Amen
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