Illness as God’s Guidance?

What does illness tell us? If severe, it makes us helpless, relying on others to keep us alive. It makes us realize that we do not have control over our bodies. Our expensive homes, and the superfluous accessories do not make us feel better. On the other extreme, our worries of debt are replaced with our own aches and discomfort. Dependent on the severity of the illness, our survival is our only concern.

At first we may become angry and frustrated with the limitation of our functions. Then we begin to accept the consequence of the symptoms, hoping for a quick recovery. Many times we recover, especially in illnesses like the flu; but sometimes the disease worsens, and we begin to depend on others to help us. This may include doctors and medicine, but also may include immediate families and friends that love you. They all have one goal of healing the body.

By this goal, illness sometimes brings together people. That argument over something silly ten yours ago doesn’t seem as important to you. Everything except for the recovery does not matter.  It is during these times that we call upon God to help us. But suppose God is already helping by giving you this illness?

But what would be the purpose of God giving us illness?  It makes us realize that material wealth is not important. It gives us time to ponder about spiritual topics, bringing us closer to God. If this is the case, our prayer should not be to recover from the disease that was place to help us, but it should be prayer to God to help us eliminate the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) that may be in our hearts. When we are able to do this, God may remove the illness.

So the next time, illness is placed on your body, it may be God helping you spiritually. Ponder, and remove greed, arrogance, and self-love from your hearts!

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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One Response to Illness as God’s Guidance?

  1. သက္ေ၀ေရ… ေပ်ာက္ေနတာ အလုပ္ရွ ုပ္ေနလို ့ရယ္ လူက အေတာ္ေဒါင္းေနလို ့ပါ…ဟိုတပတ္ သားေဆးရံုတက္ကတည္းက အိပ္ေရး ဆက္တိုက္ပ်က္ေတာ့ ေတာ္ေတာ္weakျဖစ္သြားတယ္…ဒီပို ့စ္ေလးကို စေနေန ့မနက္ကတည္းက ဖတ္ျပီး ေကာ္မန္ ့ေပးမလုပ္လုပ္တုန္း သားနိုးလာလို ့ မေပးလိုက္ရဘူး… သက္ေ၀ေရးထားတာေလးကို သေဘာတူပါတယ္… တို ့လဲ သားကို တတ္နိုင္သမွ် မရိုက္ပါဘူး…ရိုက္တာထက္ သူနားလည္ေအာင္ ေျပာတာက ပိုအက်ိဳးရွိတယ္ဆိုတာ လက္ေတြ ့သိသြားလို ့ပါ…ခု သက္ေ၀ေျပာသလို give and take နဲ ့ ဟုုတ္ေနတယ္…တို ့ ငယ္ငယ္က အေတာ္ကို အရို္က္ခံခဲ့ရတာ…အေဖက ေဒါသၾကီး အရိုက္ၾကမ္းတဲ့အျပင္ တို ့က ေခါင္းမာေတာ့ ပြဲေတြၾကမ္းကုန္ေရာ…တခါတခါရို္က္ရင္ တံျမက္စည္းတေခ်ာင္းကုန္တယ္… အရွိ ုးရာေတြ ဆႏြင္းသိပ္ယူရတယ္…ခုျပန္ေတြးၾကည့္ေတာ့ မိဘ အဲဒီလို ေဒါသထြက္ေအာင္ ကိုယ္ကလဲ မွန္တယ္ထင္ရင္ ေရွ ့တိုးလုပ္ခ့ဲတာကို… တခါတေလ တံျမက္စည္းတေခ်ာင္းကုန္တဲ့အထိ မ်က္ရည္တစက္မွ မက်ေအာင္ ရြတ္တတ္ေသးတာ…အဲဒီလို ေခါင္းမာတဲ့ တို ့က တခါတေလ အေဖ့စကားတခြန္းနဲ ့တင္ မ်က္ရည္ေပါက္ေပါက္က်တတ္ေသးတယ္…တကယ္ေတာ့… အေဖက မရိပ္မိတာပါ… ရိုက္တဲ့နည္းက တို ့ကို ဘာမွ မတိုးတက္ေစဘူးေလ…အေဖပါးစပ္နဲ ့ဆိုဆံုးမတာမွ နွလံုးသားကို ထိေသးတယ္…သက္ေ၀ေရ… ခုေတာ့ ၀ဋ္လည္တယ္ ဆုိရမလား…သားေလးက တို ့လို ေခါင္းအေတာ္မာတယ္…တို ့က အေတြ ့အၾကံုအရ မရိုက္တဲ့ တျခားနည္းကို စဥ္းစားတယ္…ဒီပို ့စ္ေလး အတြက္ ေက်းဇူးပါ…

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