Some were sick through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities endured affliction; they loathed any kind of food and they drew near to the gate of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; he sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices, and tell of his deeds with songs of joy. Psalm 107: 17-22 NRSV
Living in sin can make you sick.
Acting sinfully can kill you.
Crying out to God and admitting your guilt can be your deliverance. God will forgive and heal.
When this happens, we should be thankful and share our testimony of what God has done for us.
When the ten lepers are healed and only one returns to thank Jesus, no wonder Jesus asked where the others were! [See Luke 17:11-19] When we are healed, when we are forgiven, our greatest priority is to thank God.
Share a few moments right now talking to God and being truly thankful for God's forgiveness and healing in your life. Then share with someone else about what God has done for you.
Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims