So, on a few of my other blogs I have mentioned I seem to come up with good blogs when in the bath haha. Maybe it is a combo of the soap and smells or something. Or maybe bath water has magical thinking powers? or maybe its bathrooms in general, since men claim they think while on the toilet haha! OK moving on from bathroom humor lol…
Well last night when I was in the bath,for the 2nd time that day, as it seems to help me feel better from this HORRID cold… I got to thinking. HMM when we are sick, yes the virus makes us feel like poop, but we also feel tired and weary because our body is trying to fight off the germs to make us healthy.
I started thinking that is kinda how our spiritual bodies work too. I heard a quote from a pastor, craig groeschel, that said “You will not face spiritual opposition when doing something wrong, but when you are doing something right.” That can so be true. When we are really working to do something big the enemy tries to bring us down through guilt, worry, anxiety, doubt, etc and that wears on us. Makes us feel we can’t make it. The truth is many times that IS the enemy trying to keep us from doing something for the Lord, therefore, growing MORE and becomming more spiritually healthy in the Lord.
So being sick with germs, is kinda like being sick with sin or satan’s lies, etc, and if we want to get better or well, then we may undergo MORE weary feelings at times, or hard times that feel as if our spirtual bodie may crumble, because our spiritual bodies are undergoing the fight to become spiritually well. Sometimes it TAKES hardships or struggles or fights in order to free us from that “sickness” or free us from the spiritual battle. It may be a hard journey at times, no, it WILL be at times, but the end result is very much worth it. Peace. Healing. Life in and with Christ,and with christ we can do anything…even during the times we are weary and tired of fighting.
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to our flesh, And strength to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8
“Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jeremiah 33:6
“So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.” Exodus 23:25
There are SO many wonderful verses on healing in the Bible. Rather than copy and paste all the ones I found, here is a GREAT page. I encourage you to read them. ignore some of the ads and other stuff haha, just focus on the verses 🙂 There are old testement ones first, then scroll down past some ads and there are new testement ones.
The Lord wants us to have spiritually healthy lives! We can, through him. That doesn’t mean at times there wont be little “germs” or “bugs” that try and attack our bodies, but with Christ, we can fight through them, overcome them, and in the end…come our stronger and more spiritually healthy than before! Without Christ, many of these earthly spiritual battles could cause us to fall to ruin and be overcome with “disease”. I choose Christ. With him I can do all! DEAL with all, go through all, come OUT of all. Christ has already won!!! AMEN! 🙂
Jesus suffered the worst pain for US, so that we could be healed. Yes, I believe Jesus can heal from physical sickness as well. I have seen it happen!! BUT, Jesus died on the cross an unbearble death,so that we could be free from spiritual sickness, so that we could be healed.
So, when you come upon spirtual battles in your life, times where you are spiritually weary, remember God may be using those to make your spiritual body stronger, so that we can do amazing things with Christ and through Christ. If you have not yet trusted Christ, come to him! He will heal your spiritual body and remove the “germs”. We will all still struggle and mess up and undergo times of hardship and spiritual warefare, but we HAVE Christ. We know he wins. We know he heals. TRUST him. Trust that sometimes spirtual “sickness” times or hardships he can use to strengthen our bodies even MORE so we can stand to that which is even worse or could cause us MORE sickness. Like vaccines! We may have a small reaction to them as our bodies works to fight it off and recognize what it is, but that is NOTHING compared to what we would undergo if we had the actual disease. God heals. God loves. God wants us to all be spiritually strong and fit and well! Even though sometimes we may seem weary or sick or in pain, God is with us and is working IN us to make us stronger! ❤