What is your life ? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. (James 4:14)
…his days are like grass, as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone (Psalms 103:15-16)
My friend, if you have never come face to face with your own frailty and your total inability to do anything about it….. then be assured, it’s only a matter of time before you do.
Recently, I experienced “frightening symptoms” in my body….. dizziness, muscular trembling, blurred vision and sometimes weakness and tiredness….. and I was filled with FEAR…. I have no “permanent” job and no health insurance….. no “fat” bank account to fall back on in times of distress… and my wife is totally dependent on me…. I cannot afford “sick time” that would totally destroy my “fragile and unsustainable” life….. I was totally unable to function for two days.
After many hundreds of dollars spent on various tests, specialists fees and horrible medication….. they can find nothing significantly wrong with me, except to recommend more (and even more expensive) tests.
What is GOD doing ? ….. I sought HIS guidance and He is telling me to TRUST and NOT BE AFRAID….. HIS strength is made perfect in my weakness. (Isaiah 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 12:9)
As I practised leaning on Him and silently praying to Him every time a symptom manifested I received more peace and strength to continue….. moreover I was able to function even though feeling weak and dizzy at times.
The quality of my life is greatly improving and I am getting back into publishing (this blog) and other work for my Wonderful Saviour and Lord.
The reason I am writing this morning is to show you clearly the two paths open to you when you become aware of the limitations of your body through “apparently” failing health.
Commit your life to GOD and relinquish “your” plans and schemes and get busy doing HIS WORK under HIS DIRECTION….. while trusting HIM to look after you.
HE has peace, joy, healing and love to give to us…. that’s why we are called “sheep” and HE is called THE SHEPHERD. (John 10:26-28 and John 16:24)
Let the medical profession put you on all sorts of drugs…. Xanax, Ambien, Paxil, Zolof, Stugeron, Stemetil…… the list is endless and so will be your MISERY, while you attempt to salvage what remains of “your” life and continue to function doing whatever it is that “you like to do” with your days…. until finally you meet with your death and that’s “the end”.
Look, my friend, you have THE CHOICE…… on the one hand is GOD who has promised to HEAL all your diseases (Psalms 103:3)…… and on the other hand you have SATAN’s strategy….. DRUGS…… it matters little whether they are “legal” or not…. Satan wants your soul whether you are a “law abiding citizen” or an anarchist…… and believe me when I tell you that many “prescription” medications will turn you into a “WALKING ZOMBIE” just as quickly as the more attractive illegal variety.
This message is NOT a diagnosis or prescription for any condition or ailment. You are advised to discuss all treatment options with your “licensed health care professional”.
Sound familiar ?
FINAL WORD….. YOU…. and YOU ALONE can choose to REJECT “man’s way” and ACCEPT “God’s way”…… but every situation is UNIQUE, and there may be times that a “little medicine” CAN HELP YOU and falls within the DIVINE PLAN so avoid EXTREME POSITIONS.
moreover, it’s about FAITH…… and make no mistake, it’s HARD to put “faith in God” when you are actually getting worse and feeling badly and the doctor is telling you that you need to be taking the medicine or else…… personally, I believe that God WILL heal us if we can just hold on to our FAITH and not give in…. I could only pray that I would have (or be given) the RESOLVE to cling to this belief regardless of the circumstances or outcome….. but thus far, by His GRACE, I have proved His faithfulness and He has come through for me and restored me to perfect health.
This message deals in “general observation” and “my personal experience”….. but GOD and MEDICINE are NOT INCOMPATIBLE in ALL cases…… because HE is a PERSONAL GOD he will deal with you INDIVIDUALLY…. not everybody is at the same place SPIRITUALLY.