I was driving through a small town last year, when this sign caught my eye, “two cemeteries/no hospital. Please drive carefully!”
I was immediately thankful for my own community facility and then got to thinking about other applications. In fact, I just finished a visit to another kind of hospital. I went to church this week end.
In fact, I go to church every Saturday. Now, I realize that many people have different views of church. I also realize that many have let any kind of response to God just drift out of their lives altogether.
But just as I would be grateful for a medical hospital in town if I were hurt, I am grateful to know that God is interested in helping me when I have trouble in my life.
In fact, God went to a great deal of trouble to let me know that He cares.
Jesus came to this earth to give us this very message and said this, “It is not the healthy people who need a doctor, but the sick.” (Matthew 9:12)
He gave this reply to the people who criticized Him for spending time with down-and-out people, who they did not think deserved attention. Yet the ones in trouble were the ones sought by and attracted to Him.
So if any of us is in trouble, if any of us has stress, if any of us struggles to maintain daily life, God has promised that He will help us.
Perhaps some would stay away from church because they do not trust God would care for them or they may have gotten a negative message from people at church.
But I have found most people at church to be good-willed and ready to admit that they are also under treatment by the Physician themselves.
The key to success and healing is to come.
Any physician finds it impossible to help the patient who will not come to him for help.
Do not let someone else’s doubt or disappointment keep you from the help that God promises.
One old preacher describes God’s ability to heal us this way, “I have seen God for so long do so much with so little, I now believe He can do anything with nothing, meaning me.”
Just come. He can and will do the rest.
Peggy Corbett is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.