“Do You Want to be Made Well”
In John 5 :1-14 there is a man who was healed at the Pool of Bethesda, you may read the whole story there. After the man was healed Jesus said to him: 14 ” See you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” So obviously, the man’s sins kept him ill for so many years.
Our sins could be any wrongdoing we are indulging in. Simple things we may not consider as harmful, could also be sins….Overeating is a sin, which could lead to digestive issues, which could then lead to many other health problems. Negative Thinking is a sin, it can severely weaken and impair the mind and the body. Stealing could give one a guilty conscious which then leads to stressful situations; Gossiping is a sin, Judging is a sin, and they can all do damage to our bodies, along with all the others not mentioned here.
I know that many of my own health issues were brought on by my bad eating habits and my negative thinking, just to name a few. God can give us all the strength to overcome, and I’m thankful for the long way that He has brought me.
We also know that God will allow things in our lives so that His glory and His miraculous works can be seen.
John 9 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
In other words, not all health issues are a result of sin, but some are also allowed that we may see God’s miraculous Hand at work as He heals us.