Sedatives or Medicines

peace that passes understanding, Jesus gives peace
In their song, "You're the Medicine," Rush of Fools talks about an important distinction between Christ's purposes and ours. We often want Jesus to be our "sedative," taking away the cares of life so we can be calm and worry-free.

But Christ wants to be the medicine that heals our anxious, worrisome ways. How often I need this reminder! 

As we depend on Christ instead of on ourselves and take every burden to Him in prayer, He heals our anxiousness instead of simply sedating it. 

He gives us peace in the midst of our realities, no matter how difficult they are. That's why His peace is hard to understand.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

5 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, I'm one of the writers at 5 Minutes for Faith and saw your comment there from UBP13. I'm so glad I came over for a visit. I became a subscriber! Your site is beautiful and full of encouragement. Many blessings to you!!

    I'm hoping you'll come over and say hello at Counting My Blessings - http://countingmyblessings.com

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  2. Gail, thanks for sharing God's truths in such poignant ways. We are a people who want instant relief... a quick cover-up. I'm so thankful that our God wants so much more for us! As we sink into Him in prayer and trust, He covers us with His beautiful peace.
    I was blessed by your visit today!
    Have a wonderful week with our Lord ~ Mary

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  3. Perfect timing Gail!
    Thank you always for the encouragement.
    Just wanted you to know that I share your BLN with my Bible Study group who are Spanish speakers mainly, and are not very computer savvy, so although they don't register with your blog, they are reading and growing from them.

    Blessings your way
    Marta

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  4. How awesome that I can listen to this! I choose healing. Intentionally casting my cares on Jesus today.

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  5. You title caught me, and I couldn't help but think that Jesus doesn't just want us to breath, He wants us to LIVE!

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