Joy is the best medicine for your body, even if there is no other medicine against the disease – the virus. If we wish, it is time to review our faith – to revise it. It’s the right time to see your heart in the mirror.
Quarantine offers virtually unlimited possibilities for this. Surely you will see what thoughts, and later the feelings – emotions that have arisen affect you. See if Word of God influences you in the beginning or in the end.
However, it should shape the emotion that comes out of you immediately. This response is important. Why? God is watching us to provide a righteous reward.
According to a certain stream of Jewish doctrine, it makes no sense to ask God while you are murmuring! Doctors say that depression shatters the immune system and even activates certain diseases in the human body. As during a corona virus, fear does more damage than the virus itself.
But joy of God is a cure for every disease and, of course, a virus. Why?When you believe in Almighty God and come to prayer without joy, it sends a message to God: We failed! Because God our Father in Messiah will never fail, so your system – faith is messed up.
The story is about a hasidic Jew rabbi Shlomo, in Nikolaev city , who became sick with typhoid more than a hundred years ago. Sick people were placed in a camp near the city.
His friend went to the gate of the camp every day and shouted that everything that happens to a person in his life is good. Because, nothing happens to us without God’s knowledge. (See Job)
Joy is our basic expression of faith.Because fear and sadness means denying God!
Listening to these words day after day – the rabbi survived and was healed.
Later for the rest of his life he was grateful to a friend in his life who went to the camp gate every day and shouted those words!
God, dont allow that in difficult circumstances we will lose joy in You – the Almighty!
Such faith does not receive prayer answers!Repent and rejoice!
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
1. Chronicles 16:27 Honor and majesty are before Him;Strength and gladness are in His place.
Pastor Paul Armand