Illness

by Robert

There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.

Psalms 38:3 ESV

https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.38.3.ESV

I can relate a little to this verse as I’m under the weather at the moment. I’m all “bunged up” with a chesty cough and have been for days. Illness isn’t always directly related to God’s indignation against us, but sometimes it is.

If God isn’t happy with us, that doesn’t bode well for us. Again, being ill doesn’t necessarily mean God’s angry with us, but sometimes it does. And if we’re physically well, that doesn’t necessarily mean God’s happy with us.

Sometimes, conviction of sin in our lives can actually affect us physically. If we’re feeling guilty and ashamed, that can affect our physical health. This isn’t always the case, but sometimes.

A classic example of the opposite truth is the life of Job, a good man of integrity who God nonetheless allowed to suffer greatly physically. Just because someone’s I’ll doesn’t mean to say that God’s angry with them, so we mustn’t assume. But sometimes it is the case.

“Lord, we pray for healing where needed, and forgiveness and restoration where needed. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen”