Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 29, 2016

Resisting Sick

apr 29“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Matthew 4:23 (ESV)

We can definitely deny some things in life, but no one can persist in resisting sick.  Have you ever been there when you kept pushing and pushing yourself despite what your body was screaming?  Not a pretty fight is it?  Despite our chills, fever and aches; we’re still doing it all.  Stretching the limit until the string finally breaks.  Exhausted, our denial fades and we finally accept what we tried so hard to resist.  We are sick and in need of some meds and bed rest.

Wonder what propels us to deny the symptoms and excuse the obvious?  Admitting weak and seeking help doesn’t make us lesser than – it makes us smarter than.  Facing sick positions us for living well and isn’t limited to the physical.

How many times have we been spiritually sick yet our lips resound with “I’m doing just fine?”  Too many times for this Bible study girl to count.  Everyone else could see the visible results and yet we kept pressing on as if no one else knew.  You can’t hide soul sick for long before it starts to unveil itself in the most unlikely ways and places.  Attitudes, choices, words – you get the picture. Sick is sick and in order to heal, we have to face the truth. We are sick and in need of our Healer.

Love these words in Matthew that tell us that Jesus healed every disease and sickness.  He didn’t make a list of those who had earned wellness. He didn’t pick and choose who deserved relief.  Jesus simply went proclaiming the good news and healing was part of the package deal.  Note to Self:  Jesus hasn’t changed.  He’s still the proclaimer of truth.  We are never too sick or too wounded that Jesus can’t transform our “just fine” into “totally awesome.”

So let’s admit sick. Let’s stop running towards the life that doesn’t serve us well.  Let’s run into the arms of Jesus – the One who heals all our diseases.

“Sweet Jesus, we so need your healing touch in our lives – gives us the courage to seek soul wellness that is found only in You.”

 

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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