Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good For Your Health

Rick Warren wrote a devotional about good health. A healthy life is balanced with good eating and strong faith. Here's an excerpt from his devotional:

Trusting God is good for your health. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5 NIV). Why is trusting in God good for your health? When you trust Him then you don't worry.
Psalm 116:7 says, "I said to myself, 'Relax, the Lord is going to take care of you'" (NCV). If you really trust in God, you're going to be less stressed.
You have a choice -
You can either worry or worship
You can either pray or panic
The more you'll pray the less you'll panic. Relax, because God will take care of you! The Bible says in Proverbs 14:30, "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones" (NIV). It's not just what you eat that matters, it's what eats you. You can have all the right macrobiotics and organic food, but if your body is filled with resentment, worry, fear, lust, guilt, anger bitterness, or any other emotional disease, it's going to shorten your life.

God is sovereign. Replace fear and worry with thoughts of the greatness of God and how much He loves you and wants to take care of you.