“Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions.6 Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead.7 And don’t think you can decide on your own what is right and what is wrong. Respect the Eternal; turn and run from evil.8 If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.
9 Pay tribute to the Eternal in all of your affairs. Honor Him with the best of what you make.10 That way you will prosper to the fullest and have plenty of food to eat and wine to drink.” (Prov. 3:5-10).
If I were to summarise this section of Proverbs I’d say that if we trust in God so much that we set aside our own thoughts and plans and give Him our best, then our lives will be stress free and we will be blessed with full health and will be well provided for.
How hard is it to do that! To discard what we see with our eyes, or what we hear with our ears and trust only the voice of God and what He has promised.
That is exactly what Noah did. There was no sign of rain and for about 60 years he built an ark. He endured the scorn and scoffing from people who couldn’t imagine that rain could come with such force to lift that ark off the ground. He knew what God had promised and he pressed on (Gen. 6-7).
That’s what we are asked to do – to trust what God has said and keep believing that it will happen in the face of every indication to the contrary.
Since God has promised to be our Healer, then we can not give high priority to the bad medical reports and poor prognoses and go on believing that God will accomplish what He has promised, even if it takes a long time.
In the midst of your sickness and troubles, meditate on these words:
“Heal me, O Eternal One, and I will be healed. You alone can save me; to You alone do I sing my praise.” (Jer. 17:14).
All quotes are from The Voice.