I love the Book of Psalms because they give me comfort. When I am having my quiet time, and cannot decide what to read, I tend to gravitate there. There are certain sections of my Bible that have been read so much the pages are falling apart. I love these passages because of the encouragement I receive from them. But if we read only the books or verses that make us “feel good,” we will miss out on much that God has to teach us.
Have you ever opened your Bible to look for verses that would bring you peace and encouragement but ignored the ones that convicted you? If we do this, it is to our peril. The Bible is a guidebook for life that leads us to eternal life. After all, if you are headed somewhere, you need a map. When my husband and I visited Hawaii, we had to follow directions to get to our hotel. If we had ignored roads that took us past the lava rock we disliked, in favor of driving only along the ocean routes we loved, we would never have reached our destination. Decide today that you will allow all of God’s word to guide your life.
Remedy: Consider the Bible your guidebook; every direction in it helps you reach your destination.
Andrea Herzer has endured 17 years of multiple illnesses, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and is intimately acquainted with the hardships that accompany debilitating health issues. She writes devotionals for her Facebook Group and she is writing her first book, The Way Through Illness, to help others find the pathway to living an abundant life in the midst of pain and suffering.
Andrea lives in Texas with her remarkable husband, Mark.They have three nearly grown children, Carly, Sarah, and Zach. For interest in speaking engagements or her book, she can be reached here.
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