Stopping for a few moments to consider the blessings of the year, I cannot escape that no year is free of problems. Nor is there any individual who escapes some form of pain and is in need of some form of healing.
For myself, I read a daily devotion as I complete my day. I use the annual devotional book provided by Guideposts. This year, after my husband’s truck accident, the challenges for healing are real. Therefore, I am taking the liberty of sharing from a reading from November 26:
Words of Wisdom
(Excerpted from Guideposts 2019: Walking in Grace, for November 26)
“The Best Six Doctors are . . .
I read the list again. It was all there. Simple gift from God. Everything I needed to feel better. The six best doctors. And, of course, time to heal.
. . . Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise, and diet. I decided I needed to add ‘patience’ to that list. But the fact remains, nearly everything we need to be healthy is simple, easy, free, and available.”
Lord, remind me when I get discouraged to step back, take a deep breath, and remember that all I need has already been given to me.
[This excerpt was written by Patricia Lorenz and if framed through her own need for healing after knee surgery. Thankfully she shared this so we, too, may remember to trust God.]
Thank you for sharing, Patricia Lorenz, because your words have reached us and I am confident reaches so many others.
This Thanksgiving we count our blessings that not only are we whole, we are healing. Nothing can protect us from the accidents in our daily lives, but what we do to maintain our mental health–and for me, my Christian health–is essential.
Always remember that God does provide, and the six best doctors are his gift to us each and every day, every year. Thanksgiving reminds us to celebrate our blessings, and for the words of those who share their faith.