Posted by: pastordiehl   in Trials of Our Faith

Shortly after my prostate surgery last October, I began having lower back pain. It started early during recovery and I thought it was from sitting in one place for too long. But it continued after I was up and about and back to work. I did stretch exercises, but it didn’t seem to help. I went to see my chiropractor and complained about it. He had me lay on my belly and pressed a certain point on my back.

“Ow!”, I said, “That’s it.”

He replied, “That’s what I thought. That’s where the nerves that go to the prostate are.”

He began therapy for that particular area and it got much better. I never would have thought of that. I was focusing on the symptoms instead of the root problem. And that got me to thinking. So many people are trying to fix the symptoms in their lives instead of going to the Great Physician to identify and fix the root problem.

If I have to suffer to learn that lesson, others may just as well learn from it, too.

It was the Lord Himself that said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you” (Exodus 15:26).

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Mike Albaugh

We recently had a couple come in for assistance and they were not married, living together. We offer them God’s word and tell them they will be blessed to do things God’s way. They agreed to get married and I met with them for their 1st counseling session. He said he was unemployed and would do ANYTHING for a job to take care of his soon to be wife and 2 mo. old child. In less than 15 min. I had him a job. He could start the next day. We continued on with counseling and talked about how God would be so important in their relationship. We set the date for the wedding and things were going fine until the next day. He never shows up for work and they never call Judy to schedule the wedding. Jesus asked the question, DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WHOLE? Some people don’t want a healing, just a quick fix. Like Pastor Diehl, we have to reach out to the Great Physician for healing. Until this couple shows they are serious about the GREAT PHYSICIAN and working, I will counsel them not to get married. The root problem is and should be our major focus. God wants us whole, not mended. Sometimes it takes real pain to get our attention. It takes obedience to the physician for healing to come. God help us all to be obedient to Your word!!

September 10th, 2009 at 8:35 am
Rene' Bute

Mike is right about taking real pain sometimes to get our attention. I know that was true in my life. I was just getting by when God decided it was time to get my attention. I was too bullheaded to see all the small gestures He made. Sometimes it takes a brick wall to stop a freight train.

September 10th, 2009 at 9:08 am

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