The impact of sickness on a person’s life is immense, and brings certain negative effects that must be recognised and guarded against.
It is possible to recognise and stop the downward spiral that sickness can cause.
Sickness always causes a person to focus on themselves and their ailments.
In truth, there are many people impacted when one person gets sick and their worlds are also changed.
Sickness introduces a form of hopelessness, bringing with it the sounds of sickness – one being involuntary sighing.
Sickness demands that you identify the symptoms and discuss their evil effects. Focussing on the ever increasing array of symptoms is very debilitating and demoralising.
Instead, spend your time identifying the solutions to your maladies and stay focused on these.
Sickness always reduces strength, both physical and emotional.
Find ways to keep your physical strength and, even more importantly, your inner strength.
SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS
The elusive search for answers to the question “why?” will cause profound confusion and destroy faith. The only question to be asked is, “what?”: what must I do to walk out of this valley of sickness?
SHRINKING OF YOUR WORLD
Sickness always shrinks your world. The debilitating effects of sickness make you want to retreat and hide from the press and pressures of life.
Withdrawing from people is a normal result of sickness, but it must be overcome as people are the carriers of God’s grace and the voices of encouragement.
SURRENDER TO THE INEVITABLE
Sadly the effects of sickness can rob a person of hope, until the soul resigns itself to the inevitable changes that a serious sickness brings.
Remember one thing during times of sickness: it is part of the curse and has been defeated by the finished work of Jesus on the cross. Whatever happens in your body does not have to rule in your spirit: Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Keep believing God’s promises and keep behaving what you believe.
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