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How to Find Healing In a Sick World

Yesterday was one of the those days where I just couldn’t win. No matter what I did, I could barely get out of bed. Walking was difficult and concentrating took all of the energy I had. My body refused to cooperate with my mind, but I still pressed on.

This is my life with POTS right now. I say “right now” because I believe God’s healing power is at work in me. But I can’t deny the reality that although my body is healthy, it doesn’t work the way it should.

Isn’t it strange how when you’re sick, the feeling leaks into all areas of your life? Work and school become difficult. Your mood tanks, and you stop feeling like yourself.

Unfortunately, there is an illness affecting all people around the world that can hurt our lives far more than any physical ailment.

The Sickness

The crown has fallen from our head; woe to us, for we have sinned! For this our heart has become sick, for these things our eyes have grown dim, (Lamentations 5:16-17 ESV

Sin. It’s the word no one wants to talk about–except for the sweaty preachers yelling about it from the pulpit. But when you really stop and think about it, sin is the cause of the major ills of society.

Wars, mass shootings, racism, dishonest companies–and more. We all see it in the news. It’s obvious we, as human beings, have a problem.

We’ve become so consumed by greed, lust, and hatred, that we don’t even see the wickedness taking root in our hearts.

The Cure

I know I just painted a gloomy picture in your mind, but there is hope in the midst of all this pain. There is a cure for sin, and His name is Jesus.

If we call on the name of Jesus, the Son of God, and honestly turn our hearts away from sin, we will be forgiven and restored!

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 NIV)

God takes us in His loving arms and places us on the right path again. He helps us see our sickness and restores us to spiritual health.

Sometimes we get so lost in our sin that we can’t even remember what it feels like to be healthy and alive spiritually. But there is healing in Christ, and all we have to do is ask for it and believe.

The Healing 

Although God frees us from sin and condemnation with His grace, we’re not perfect in this life and we still live in a world scarred by sin. Even though as a believer we are made new, we still suffer from temptations, mental health issues, and physical pain and sickness.

How do we experience healing when we live in a spiritually sick world?

When I was at church last Sunday, I found myself unable to stand during worship. The dizziness was pulling me down and I felt too weak to fight it. I’m only 23 years old, and I could have easily let this make me feel bitter and depressed (and I’ll admit that sometimes it does).

But while we were singing about victory in Christ, I couldn’t help but smile as God whispered these words into my heart.

Praise brings healing

I can still praise from here. 

When depression, anxiety, bad news, or sin makes you feel trapped, remember that nothing can rob you of your praise! The devil wants to take you to your knees and make you believe that you have lost.

But you haven’t lost, lovely one. You can still praise. No matter where you’re at–whether on top of a mountain or crumpled on the floor–you can still pour out your heart to God.

The key to healing spiritually is not found in your own strength. It can only be revealed when you pour out your praise, and in return, let the love of Jesus fill your heart.

But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. (Psalm 71:14 NKJV)

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

I also want to give a shout out to Owen Wolf for giving me the inspiration to write this post. You are so encouraging!

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12 Comments

  1. Excellent post and presentation of the gospel!

  2. “When depression, anxiety, bad news, or sin makes you feel trapped, remember that nothing can rob you of your praise! The devil wants to take you to your knees and make you believe that you have lost.” Thank you for launching this truth! Being tested today and standing with praise. 🌹

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      October 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Wow, Lisa! I’m glad I could encourage you with God’s Word! I will be praying for you. Thank you for blessing me today with kind words. 💙

  3. “I can still praise from here” – such a good reminder and encouragement. Our God doesn’t ask us to be free from suffering to be able to praise Him… but it’s true that it can be harder to do so when life is difficult.

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      October 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      You’re right Emily. It can be harder and may look different, but we can still proclaim His faithfulness (even if we don’t feel it). Thanks for commenting!

  4. Sorry you had a rough day, Emily, and amen to this post!

  5. This post made me smile! I have friends that write an amazing magazine that you might be interested in. Check it out: http://www.erinelizabethaustin.com/the-magazine.html. I could see your writing in this magazine 😊

  6. I absolutely LOVE this post!!!! It couldn’t have been written at a better time either. Our world shutters at the word “sin” but it’s the root of the problem. Your site is beautiful and professional too … love the color scheme. I love me some Jesus so this is just refreshing to my spirit all around! Lol Please see my page/blog too. I’d love to stay connected 🙂 #SistersInChrist http://www.natashagrantzministries.com

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      October 11, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks so much Natasha! I really appreciate your comments on my post and blog! And I agree that this world needs Jesus and this truth. I will gladly check out your blog after class. God bless you 💙

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