How many times a day do we express gratitude for our health? Chances are that most of us take it for granted. I know that I do.
When I’m feeling great, I don’t really think about it because I expect to feel that way. The moment that I get a sniffle, start feeling stress, or pain though and I start thinking about my health, and trying to feel better.
What if we were concerned all the time? Sickness has a way of sneaking up on us all. We are never prepared and never ready to spend a few days in bed recuperating. While some illnesses are over in a few days, chronic illnesses can be permanent.
Stress affects our immune system. Studies show that we consume many foods in our daily life that are actually making us sick, and we often adopt bad habits that negatively affect our health.
We need to do everything possible to stay healthy or better our health—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When one part of our life is off, it affects everything else. If I’m stressed, then I’m more likely to react negatively to my family, and others that I come in contact with each day. If my relationship with God is suffering, then I might be afraid, anxious, or just plain miserable. The same is true with my physical health. When I don’t feel well, it is hard for me to function.
The enemy doesn’t always come charging at us. He is sneaky and devises ways to trick us. The Bible tells us to watch and pray.
The good news is that we don’t have to stay in the shape that we are in. If we turn to God, He will help us overcome any challenge. First, we have to decide that we want to change. When God recognizes our desire to better our life, then He will help us make the necessary changes.
Life is too short to feel bad all the time. What can we do today that will help us have a better tomorrow?
Love and blessings,