If you want to get healthy again emotionally, relationally, physically, or any other way, you need to make Jesus Christ the manager of your life and you need to make God’s Word the authority of your life.
“I will never lay aside your laws, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.” (Psalm 119:93 TLB)
God’s Word is full of commands that are meant to protect you and give you life. If God says to do something, he means for you to do it, and if he says not to do something, you shouldn’t do it. So why should you follow God’s Word? Why should you make this book your standard?
Because the Bible is dependable because it doesn’t change. Fads change, opinions change — even science changes. By the time a science textbook is in print, it’s already out of date! A few weeks ago I threw out a thick stack of computer books because they’re all worthless and irrelevant — wrong operating systems and wrong programs. Everything changes, but God’s Word doesn’t change, because the truth never changes.
During an interview, Alan Shepherd, the first American astronaut in space, was asked, “What are you depending on?” Shepherd replied, “That God’s laws will not change.” That’s a pretty good answer! What if gravity worked every other day?
God’s laws are immutable. They are unchanging. If you want to get healthy again emotionally, relationally, physically, or any other way, you need to make Jesus Christ the manager of your life and you need to make God’s Word the authority of your life.
And, you need to make the commitments David did in Psalm 119:112 — “I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever, no matter what” (CEV) — and in Psalm 119:93:“I will never lay aside your laws, for you have used them to restore my joy and health” (TLB). Have you made the commitment to obey God’s laws forever — no matter what? God promises to restore your joy and health if you’ll just do what he says to do and exhibit true meekness, where you let go and let God.
Talk It Over
- What parts of the Bible are more difficult for you to obey or follow?
- How have you seen God restore your joy because of your obedience?