There is nothing as trying as illness, especially when the prognosis is uncertain for a child. Even the common cold causes one to slow down and hope for recovery. Luckily, many of these disorders pass with time and rest. Many scientists will agree that these illnesses are sometimes unavoidable; but the intensity of discomfort and severity of the illness even with the same strain of pathogen is different with each individual. What causes this difference in pain and suffering? Much can be explained with science, but suppose there are diseases or illnesses given as guidance from a loving God?
In the mountain, I can see fire and water.
Can’t anyone see this with your own eyes? 2-40
When the distinction between fire and water in the high places are made,
joyousness will settle of its own accord. 6-5
Verse 2-40 is talking about God seeing the illness in the bodies (fire) in relationship to our use of the mind (water) in society. God questions if we can see this relationship.
Verse 6-5 states that when this relationship between fire ( body) and water (mind) is understood, joyousness will occur by itself.
In summary, society will say that illness and disorders can be explained in terms of scientific reasoning. But sometimes science and medicine cannot explain these symptoms of sufferings. Could they possibly be God’s guidance from above? The relationship of the mind to the body cannot be refuted. For example stress is one component of the effect of the mind on the body. But can these disorders also be result of God’s guidance to help us eliminate greed, arrogance, and self-love from our minds. God prophesizes that when everyone sees this relationship between the body and the mind as true, the world will experience true joy, with everyone helping each other!