Carrying worries in your heart weighs you down. Whatever you carry in your mind always affects your body too inevitably. Some physical ailments are thought to be specifically prone to be made worse by mental factors like stress, anxiety or worry. This is what medicos call as ‘psycho-somatic diseases’ which speak a lot for itself! Scientists have proven the connection between mind and body. The Bible too confirms this connection: “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel and marrow to thy bones” (Proverbs 3:5, 7, 8).
In 1985, while my father Bro. D.G.S. Dhinakaran’s kidney became dysfunctional, we cried as a family, “Why did it happen like this Lord?” My father suffered much and slipped to the edge of death. At that juncture, God took us to USA. One particular day, the Lord spoke to us, “My beloved children, your sufferings have mounted high. Always remember that I have given multitudes of people to love your family. I have blessed you with loving people because I loved you with an everlasting love. But you are always mindful of the few who bad-mouth you. Brooding over it ended with a worry-filled heart. This has dismayed you and shaken you to the core and in turn has paved a way for the devil to operate in your life which is now expressing in the form of dysfunctional kidneys. Today turn to Me and put your trust on Me.” On that day, I, my father and my mother said to the Lord, “Oh Lord, we will not look at anybody hereafter. We will not keep the defaming talks of people in our hearts. We will beseech only You for our comfort. We will stand as witness for You.” God saw our repentant heart and quickened my father according to the promise, “Your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:5) and added 23 years to my father’s lifetime!
Beloved, would you decide today to cast all your burdens at Jesus’ feet? He gladly bore all your worries on the Cross. Then, why do you want to wallow in your sickness? He doesn’t want you to be sick by any means. He has promised in His scripture, “No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent” (Psalm 91:10). Your body is the temple of God. Do not rent your body for any of the devil’s purposes but enjoy a long and healthy life.