Abiding in Health
This passage promises protection from sickness as a blessing of the redeemed life. Here the Lord describes an abiding defense against “inflicted” disease, but the promise is conditioned upon making the Lord our true refuge and habitation.
When we make the Lord our refuge and habitation by trusting Him—taking our cares, fears, and needs to Him; by seeking His counsel, spending times of refreshing with Him; and by loving Him and walking closely with Him through everyday—we enter into a sheltered place of promise regarding health. This truth safeguards against making prayer for healing only a recourse for emergencies. It encourages us to constantly abide with Him and to confirm the wonderful promise of the Lord Jesus, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).
Where are you living today? Come and make the Lord your habitation … there is no better abiding place!
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