Sometimes, people neglect their own health – they may not eat in healthy ways, they may not practice good preventive care, they may skip doctors’ visits. This can happen especially to people who are caregivers for others who are ill which seems more important at the time or it can happen to people who have lost a loved one and are walking through the journey of grief.
Sometimes, we may also neglect our spiritual well-being. Perhaps we are too caught up in what we feel we must do so that, as important as that is, we neglect to seek the Lord and refuel to build up our spiritual strength or perhaps we feel unworthy of God’s help or we are preoccupied with going our own way rather than seeking the Lord’s way. Whatever the cause, right now is always a good time to seek Him. He is always available and He is always able.
Matthew 9:12-13 When Jesus overheard this, he spoke up and said, “Healthy people don’t need to see a doctor, but the sick will go for treatment.” Then he added, “Now you should go and study the meaning of the verse: ‘I want you to show mercy, not just offer me a sacrifice.’ For I have come to invite the outcasts of society and sinners, not those who think they are already on the right path.” (The Passion Translation)
Jesus, let my heart and mind be focused on what You desire rather than what I desire. Let me see all people as You see them, let me see the need for You in the faces of the hurting, let me show them Your mercy – the mercy that You showed to me at my time of need. May I set aside my defenses and give You access to do Your work within me to heal me and fill me and align my will with Yours. In Your name I pray, Amen.