Your Health May Fail You, But God Will Not - In the Morning When I Rise

Your Health May Fail You, But God Will Not

Lord, how can I have hope in times of sickness?

Earthly bodies are planted in the ground when they die, but they will be raised to live forever. Your body is buried in brokenness, but it will be raised in glory. It is buried in weakness, but it will be raised in strength. I will wipe every tear from your eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things will be gone forever.

1 Corinthians 15:42-43; Revelation 21:4

What is a positive way I can respond in times of personal sickness?

Let all that you are praise me. Never forget the good things I do for you. I forgive all your sins and heal all your diseases. Your health may fail, and your spirit may grow weak, but I remain the strength of your heart; I am yours forever.

Psalm 103:2-3; Psalm 73:26

What can I pray to give me good perspective in my sickness?

Lord, three different times Paul begged you to take away the thorn in his flesh. Each time you said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. When I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Sickness can feel incredibly discouraging. When we experience physical pain, we can feel as if all of life is on hold. Though God hasn’t promised us perfect health in this world, he promises it for his followers in the next world. Until then, meditate on this promise of health in heaven. This is a promise full of hope. Read 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 again. How can you use a physical ailment to remind yourself of God’s presence and your need for him?

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In the Morning When I Rise
By Ronald A. Beers, Katherine J. Butler, Amy Mason

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