I realised over time that as long as I had a healthy spiritual diet of daily prayer/bible study and regular church attendance; and forgave people, I was almost immune to the diseases around me.
But forgiving people is not always easy…especially if you loved them and trusted them.
Earlier this year I became very ill. I found myself in hospital, and for weeks I was unable to do the things I did so easily …eating a meal, watching TV, writing a blog, cooking a meal for my family, going to work…
I realised I had much to thank God for, and so much that I had taken for granted…my health and my ability to do the things I had to do.
For weeks and months my prayer topic changed…from world events to my health. It dawned on me that God who cared for the Universe, also cared intimately for me.
I am (and you are) His Universe.
The words “his grace is sufficient for me” began to make sense. Although I was suffering so much physically, I was able to get by each day. His love for me did not change…in sickness as in health, he remained my Father.
My health has improved, and I am so grateful…
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me
(Psalm 103:2 NLT)