Many moons ago I remember a pastor preaching on the dis-Ease we all have. Yes, we live in a fallen world and are born with a sin nature. She went on to explain that we seem to have the innate ability to worry. Which leaves us with a dis-Ease, not at ease, stressed.
Even the most ardent believer has times where they question:
How will I pay the rent/mortgage, electric bill, or food this month?
What happens next? Will I be activated to serve in the military?
What kind of world am I leaving to the children/youth, my kids, grandchildren?
How will I be able to retire?
This is the dis-Ease the pastor was talking about.
Instead of focusing on the question/problem and having dis-Ease, worry, and stress, we are to focus on our Healer, Redeemer, Savior!
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.” 1 Peter 5:6-9
I have found when I realize I am in the midst of dis-Ease that if I remember to be thankful for everything - God pulls me out of the pit, heals my dis-Ease. Is that easy? Not always, but like anything we desire to overcome or become accomplished in, we must practice.
Some days I may say "thank you, Lord" for waking me this morning and giving me breath, vision, and the ability to touch and feel. Other days I may be able to immediately bound from bed and sing a song of thanksgiving. (Ok, so more likely I am somewhere in between just breathing and bounding.)
“Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:17-17)
Without ceasing, continually – pray!
Thank you, Lord for you’re the cure to dis-Ease!