February 27, 2020
The lyrics ``The resurrected King is resurrecting me” rang out from the worship center at The Well Church on Sunday. This one, simple lyric summarizes the entire service perfectly. We are in our For Better or Worse series, and this week’s title was “In Sickness and in Health.” We have heard these words so many times they have often become robotic. Do we just say these words, or do we truly recognize the need to be prepared for both the best and the worst days of our lives?
“In Sickness and in Health” does not only apply to married couples. Each of us will go through personal seasons of sickness and seasons of health - be it physical, emotional, and/or spiritual. Joe and Susan Maxwell gave testimony on Sunday about how God used the worst seasons of their marriage to bring about the best seasons. Their story perfectly demonstrates Genesis 50:20 which reads, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done...” (NIV). God never stopped striving to bring health into the sickest of their situations. Their story forced me to look at the relationship between the sick days of our lives and the healthy days of our lives.
Some seasons of sickness are a result of living in a broken world. People pass away, people get sick, and people hurt us when we do not deserve it. We cannot control these things. However, there are also seasons of sickness we bring about ourselves. God whispers to us to remove this or that from our lives, but we refuse. He whispers to us to go do this or that, but we refuse. It is here where sickness is not only present but welcomed into our lives.
There is good news. With Jesus, and only through Jesus, our seasons of sickness do not prevail. With Jesus, the healthy days are coming. Jesus lovingly asks us to give Him those unhealthy areas of our lives. That thing you do when no one is looking - He wants it. That thing which is holding you back from being fully surrendered to Jesus - He wants it. He promises that He has something far greater for each of us than to continue to live in sickness. He does not promise that it will be easy, but He does promise that it is worth it.
We are forced to ask ourselves, “Are there areas in my life where I am sick? How is the Lord wanting to bring about health in these areas?” God is a God of the impossible. He brings about restoration we never thought was even in the realm of possibility. I challenge you to give God that thing, which is making you sick, and watch Him bring about a new, life-changing season of health. The resurrecting King is resurrecting you.
Selena Freeman - February 23, 2020
For Better Or Worse | In Sickness And In Health
From Series: "All Messages"
Paige Moles has attended The Well since it’s inception. She serves as a Well Youth Leader. She has a passion for leading teenagers closer to the Lord both inside and outside the church. She works at Marshfield Junior High as the Librarian’s assistant. In her free time, she enjoys being with her friends and family and doing anything outside.