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“On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 NIV

The best doctor for you is Jesus. We all need Him as our first and foremost doctor.  I took a friend to the doctor the other day. I sat and waited for her in the car while she went in for a routine shot.  I realized, as I watched people go in and out of the hospital’s doors, how grateful I was I didn’t have to walk through them.  Good health is a blessing from above we take for granted. But even in good health, we still need Jesus. Some sins are visible on the outside, but most can’t be seen with the naked eye.  We are all sinners. We all need Jesus to heal us from our sins. Jesus is the only doctor that can heal us from what we can’t see.

What is in our heart does affect our physical health.  If we’re stressed or anxious about a situation, our body will communicate it.  We may have an upset stomach or a headache because of our worry. Often stress affects our sleep, stealing it from us, a thief in the night.  If we’re angry at someone, our bodies reveal it in the tension of its muscles. When we’re sad and grieving, our bodies are sluggish, no desire to move.  For all of these things, Jesus has an answer. His yoke is easy, His burden light.

His yoke is easy, His burden light.

Jesus has a simple answer for all our struggles: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”  (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV).  If we’re struggling with sin, take it to Jesus.  If we’re struggling with heartache, take it to Jesus.  Whatever is keeping us from enjoying life, and enjoying it to the fullest, take it to Jesus.

God sees the heart.  He already knows the help we need to heal our brokenness.  He’s just waiting for us to come to Him so He can give us rest.

Question of the Day:

What do you need God to heal you from today?

Further Reading: Leviticus 4:1-5:19 NIV, Mark 2:13-3:6 NIV, Psalm 36:1-12 NIV, Proverbs 10:1-2 NIV

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