Health: A Christian Perspective.

Health:  A Christian Perspective.

Christians recognse that our bodies and health, are not our own, but are gifts from God. When we face illness or infirmity, it can be a time of great trial and uncertainty. However, the Bible offers us hope, wisdom, and comfort in navigating these challenging seasons of life.

The scriptures clearly state sickness and disease are a consquence of the brokenness that entered our world through sin. In Gensis 3, we read how sin corrupted God’s perfect creation, bringing pain, suffering and death into the human experience. Yet, in our fallen state, the Lord remains faithful and compassionate towards those who are unwell.

The Psalmist writes, “The Lord sustains him on his sickbed, in his illness you restore him to full health” (Psalm 41:13). This reminds us that while illness may afflict our bodies, God is the ultimate healer who can renew and restore us. The book of James encourages the sick to ‘call the elders of the church to pray over (them) and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14), demonstrating the importance of community and seeking divine intervention for our physical needs.

Moreover, the life and ministry of Jesus Christ powerfully illustrates God’s heart to heal and redeem. Time and again we see Jesus extending compassion to the sick, the lame, and the diseased, often restoring them to full health (Matt. 4:23:24, Luke 5:12-15, John 5-1-19). In doing so, He demonstrates that physical wholeness is part of the abundant life He desires for His people.

While not all illness results in miraculous healing in this life, we can find hope and strength in the promise that one day, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Until that day, we can hold fast to the truth that our suffering is not without purpose and God uses even our darkest trials to shape us and draw closer to him.

So, to my fellow believers who are navigating the challenges of illness (including myself) take heart. Lean on the Lord, who is close to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed spirit (Psalm 34:18). Trust in His perfect plan, even it is hard to understand. May you find peace, comfort, and healing in the unfailing love of our Heavenly Father.

God bless you,

NIck x.

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