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I will not die a day before God says so because the Lord keeps me alive.

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  But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive! Psalm 54:4 In today’s info-saturated culture, we all tend to be hypochondriacs a bit. We look up a symptom on the Internet and discover the wide range of terrifying maladies we could have. Our minds run wild as we consider the bad news a doctor visit might reveal. It’s rarely that bad. There’s no reason to feel anxious about our health because the Lord knows the number of our days. No one will die a day before God says so and, if it is my time to die, nothing I do will stop it. I can rest assured that God is in control of my life and health.     You have been reading 60 Biblical Affirmations for Anxiety. You might prefer to purchase a copy for your eReader at one of the following booksellers.             Your purchase helps put a meal on my table. Thank you!     Like the images? Order the Deck of 60 Cards Anxious for Nothing Deck: 60...

My life and health are in God’s hands.

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  For the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. Job 12:10 Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling. Psalm 66:9 When I used to have panic attacks, I learned to pray, “Lord, I thank you that you are with me and this feeling is temporary. My life and health are in your hands.” This simple prayer helps me relax, despite crushing fear. Even now, when I have an asthma attack, I pray this prayer, adding, “If this is my last breath, I’ll see you in a couple minutes.” That bit of humor helps me, too. Whether I live or die is really up to God so I don’t need to fight it and fear it. No one will die a day before God says so. He is in control. I can rest in him.     You have been reading 60 Biblical Affirmations for Anxiety. You might prefer to purchase a copy for your eReader at one of the following booksellers.             Your...

I Have a Rare Disease #RareDiseaseDay

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In January 2000, I woke up with one eye dilated. When it didn’t go away, I called the doctor who saw me immediately. There was concern that I could have a brain tumor. That was scary. The nurse called around to find an ophthalmologist who could see me right away. The eye doctor tested some eye drops in my eyes and determined I had a neurological disease called Adie’s Tonic Pupil. He prescribed some eye drops that I could use to force my pupil constrict and he added, “You can look it up on the Internet. If there are any new treatments available, let me know.” Jaw dropping. Back in 2000, the Internet was less helpful than it is today. But that’s when I discovered NORD, the National Organization of Rare Disorders. They listed Adie’s Tonic Pupil or Adie’s Syndrome as a rare disorder affecting fewer than 10,000 people. I ordered the report from NORD...

What the Bible Says About Healthy Living by Rex M.D. Russell

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Rex Russell’s book, What the Bible Says about Healthy Living, explores what the Bible says about healthy diet and compares it with modern science. The research upholds the wisdom of biblical advice so the author encourages us to heed the dietary laws, not in a legalistic obedience, but as a way to honor our Creator with our bodies. I was most interested in the extensive section on fasting. Because I’m on medication, I’m not able to go without food so fasting never seemed like an option to me. The author explained four types of fasting: normal fast, absolute fast, partial fast, and rotational fast. The latter two are options that don’t require complete abstinence from food, but focus on abstaining from particular types of food or rotating abstinence from different foods. I learned a lot from his teaching, especially about the health (and mental health) benefits of fasting. Many of his...

Ask God to Amplify the Results of Your Weight Loss Efforts

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I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve never thought about praying for God to accelerate my weight loss. I always took on the burden of weight loss as something I had to do on my own. But it makes sense, now that I think about it. I wanted to share this excerpt from Adam Hogue in which he talks about his near-death experience, obesity, and dramatic weight loss with the Lord’s help.   “I’m fat.” It’s one of the most self-destructive phrases with which people can attack themselves. Satan loves to throw this at people to empty them of all God’s joy. Such people try to lose weight but just can’t seem to do it, so they lose heart and lose faith, finding that they hate the image in the mirror. But God has a better plan for you—a plan to heal you and give you a future and a hope. Did you know that 95 percent of all people who have a weight issue could do something about it? So unless you have...