Am I committed to getting better?
Is there something I am getting from being ill?
What steps am I willing to take to improve?
There is always a chance we have an investment in staying ill… and often we hide this from ourselves.
Am I taking responsibility for myself?
Am I thinking of others?
Am I committed to my treatment?
Am I praying for others?
Am I being humble?
Pray to the Lord that he would purify your intentions and give you a fire in your soul to get better. Sometimes we hold on to our illnesses because they help us in unhealthy ways.
If you love someone who is suffering: pray to the Lord that he would purify your intentions as well. Sometimes when one person is unhealthy it is threatening to us to see them change. Maybe we are getting something unhealthy out of things as they are and we are threatened because then if they change, we have to change, too. Be aware of this.
Never forget that no matter what, we must love ourselves as we are to get better, but we also must be willing and open to change.
“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” – Psalm 9:9-10