EVOLVE: Transformative Biblical Counseling Center
|Posted on May 21, 2020 at 3:35 PM|
Romans 5:3-4 “And we also have joy with our troubles because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character and character produces hope.”
Some people were born disabled because of the sin that entered this world through Adam and Eve. God allows things to happen according to His will and purpose for our lives.
Disabled individuals have many different looks and different challenges. And with the current pandemic on the rise, we must all do our part to not only protect ourselves, but those who have underling health conditions as well.
We as Christians must remember that God has called us to love one another just as He loves, not to judge or look down on. God uses the disabled for His glory and to display His love. Disability is not always a physical feature of a person, but an internal feature as well. Many of us are disabled/sick in our spirits. Soul sickness or demoralization is characterized by feelings of hopelessness and helplessness and a perceived sense of incompetence. A spiritually sick person is unable to deal with internal and/or external stress.
Restoration of one’s morals and hope are required for this condition and comes from regaining trust in The Lord. Romans 12:12 tells us to “Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes. Pray at all times.” God’s word gives us clear instructions on how to handle life’s trials and tribulations, and because we are living in certain times, we must come together in unity and check in on those who have health challenges.
When we focus our thoughts on God our Father, and obey His commands, we begin to take back our lives from the hand of the enemy. The enemy’s assignment is to kill our hope, steal our joy and destroy us, BUT Jesus came so that we would have a more abundant life in Him.
Remember Romans 8:18- “We have sufferings now. But the sufferings we have now are nothing compared to the great glory that will be given to us.”
Here are some things you can do if you are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19:
1. Stay home if possible.
2. Wash your hands often.
3. Avoid close contact with others.
4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
5. Cover your mouth and nose with cloth face cover when around others.
6. Cover coughs and sneezes.
We are all in this TOGETHER! If you need help with regaining your hope, the members of EVOLVE SoulCare are ready to assist you! Call 931.905.2200 or email [email protected] You may also visit our website evolvetbcc.com and check out our Facebook page and podcast for daily inspirations.
References: biblereasons.com, “Soul Sickness; A Frequently Missed Diagnosis” article by Charles R. Perakis, CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)