Wednesday, March 8, 2017

5 Verses For A Well Versed Patient

Chronic illness patients, especially those with rarer conditions, MUST be well versed in their health. How often is it that we seem to know more about our condition(s) than doctors?! The healthy, who are trained to place the upmost faith in medical professionals, might be surprised to discover that it is approximately 98% of the my experience anyways.

I have very little trust and faith in doctors. They rarely have clear answers to the inquiries regarding the insanity that is my body. Being informed has spared me a tremendous number of medical mistakes that could have very well led to my demise.

I do, however, have faith in God. He has all of the answers. Whether they are revealed to us in this lifetime or not, our faith does not have to suffer like our bodies.

God is omniscient, all-knowing.
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. - 1 Corinthians 2:10-11
It is comforting to realize we do not have to know because He already does. Phew, isn't it a relief that we do not have to keep both doctors and God straight?!
Whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything. - 1 John 3:20 
He is aware of the repercussions of sin entering the world long ago. While failing health is a very real humanly possibility, He provides us the necessities to endure whatever comes.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:26 
An example of the said necessities are the hope and strength believers obtain from His Word.
My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. - Proverbs 4:20-22 20
It only works when you read it though. ;) We are all guilty of not making the time (myself included), but that is another post for a different day.
Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. - Jeremiah 33:6 
Healing is coming! Even in circumstances when it is only fathomable in Heaven, healing is promised.