Good Health

Today, I’m grateful to be in reasonably good health. It’s been a real journey – fraught with some unexpected twists and turns – but I can safely say that things have greatly improved for me on the health front.

By God’s grace, I think my body is finally catching up with my spirit (although my spirit has gone through some challenging times, too!).

This is also my prayer and blessing for you – the full text of 3 John 2 (NLT):

Lord, I offer this prayer and blessing to my WordPress family, for whom I am most thankful: 

Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.

Thank You for hearing my prayer, Lord! Amen.

11 thoughts on “Good Health

  1. Thanks for your post….so for years I guess I’ve tried to be as healthy as I was in my spirit….but just lately I’ve been thinking that I need to put my Spiritual health first and then I really be physically whole and healthy….It has dawned on me that we often pray for physical health, but remain Spiritually Unhealthy….thanks again for your post and thanks for stopping by.

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    1. You have your priorities in the right place – I’ve learned the importance of putting my spiritual health first, and I found that sometimes the physical health follows right behind it. It’s been a real journey for me, but God is showing me that some of my physical healing has been tiredtied to areas of my spiritual development. I say some – and not all – because some of the things we experience are just part of the brokenness of this world. For example, I have asthma, and though I’ve prayed to be healed from it, it remains.

      Other things, like anxiety, have begun to subside as my trust in and reliance upon God has grown.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment – I’m so glad that you visited my blog! I look forward to following yours, too. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, I really do believe that many of us focus mainly on the physical healing and not on the spiritual. For me also, my health could be better in many areas, but I have realized for a while now, that if not for my ill health, I would not have developed the relationship with God that I did. So now I am thankful for it and that I still do have a good quality of living.

        It’s also funny that you speak of anxiety, as many of my earlier blogs were on anxiety and depression. I’ve always stated in them that people should seek the professional help that they need, but I truly do think that God is the missing link where anxiety and depression is concerned. When we are well connected and rooted in God, it is “harder” for the enemy to make us depress and anxious. When I was very depress because of being sick, I felt God speaking words of encouragement to my mind that would strengthened me.

        So I think for all those suffering with these kind of issues, with all that they are doing, they really need to connect with God on a very deep level…even as I say this, I’m sure you know that as a Christian we will still have our ups and downs, but its much better when we can cry out to God for help, and we also have the support system of other Christian.

        Thanks for replying to my comment and I do also look forward to reading more of your post.

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      2. Thank you so very much for your thoughtful reply! I agree that some things can be addressed in the spiritual realm, but God also gives us wisdom and discernment so that we know when to seek professional care. I love the Lord, but I do what my doctor says! I take my medicine, and recognize that while I know many things, I am not a licensed physician (or therapist).

        I believe that God can work through these clinicians (and the treatments that they recommend) to help provide healing or palliative care. Even with these treatments, we sometimes still have residual pain; the apostle Paul wasn’t exempt from this sort of issue, either, so I reckon that we are in good company. πŸ™‚

        I look forward to perusing your blog soon, too! πŸ™‚

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