Peace of Mind

Philippians 4:6-7

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thought for the Day:  We get our spiritual peace of mind from spending time with God.

“I don’t want you to freak out, but I am at the hospital”, were the words spoken on the phone. My husband had some chest irritation that lasted a couple of days so he decided a trip to the Emergency Room was needed to make sure he did not have a problem with his heart. After initial testing, the medical team felt sure it was not his heart but wanted to keep him overnight for observation.  After more tests including a stress test, it was determined that his problem was either a pulled muscle or reflux, but it was definitely not heart related.  The doctor did decide to line up a cardiologist for my husband, however, since he had a lot of family history of heart disease.  When my husband called to let me know the good news, I could hear excitement in his voice as if he had a “new outlook on life.”  We all become concerned about ourselves occasionally and it is a wonderful feeling to get that peace of mind that everything is okay.

Spiritual health works the same way sometimes.  We have so much going on in our lives that we sometimes do not take the time to nurture and strengthen our relationship with God.  As I thought about my husband’s trip to the hospital and the excitement he had over the good news, I realized that we all at times need to go to our “spiritual hospital” where we can spend special time with God.  Today, as I read my daily devotional from a book I have at home, I realized that the time spent reading the devotional words and scripture was the “doctor’s visit” I can have each morning.  What a great peace of mind we can have each day about our spiritual relationship when we spend those first few minutes reflecting on scripture and devotional words.

 Prayer: God, thank you for letting us spend time with You each day. That gives us a peace of mind as we bring ourselves closer to you. Help us when we have spiritual pains to remember to open our Bibles and to visit you, the Great Physician.  Amen.

Thought for the Day: Those with Medical Issues 



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