February 7, 2017 – Miracle Medicines
I often wonder when it was that man turned from believing in miracle healing from God to man-made pharmaceuticals, but even in his love for us he has allowed medical researchers to develop many miracle drugs that treat and sometimes cure the diseases and illnesses we endure.
If you stop to think about it, a lot of our afflictions today have been caused by other inventions and discoveries made by man. We have polluted our air, so much to the point that the protective layer that allowed us the warmth of the sun but protection from its radioactive rays is so thin now that even being out in it too often can cause different forms of cancer.
And man is such a sissy that he has gotten to the point where he can’t stand the least amount of pain, so we have a multitude of pain medications, that if used right will alleviate the pain, but when Satan interferes and pushes people into abusing them, we have drug addicts, more illness and death.
Every so often there will be a medicine that is developed that actually treats an ailment the way it is supposed to. Rumors say that there are cures for cancer, but they are not used because the pharmaceutical companies would lose a lot of their profits if people didn’t have to rely on Chemo therapy, which, by the way, can actually cause a sooner death than the cancer will.
If you read the label on any medication, you find out there can be serious side effects such as seizures, stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks and death. Some medicines tear down your immune system, so you have to take other medicines to bring it back up to par.
Rich has a rare hereditary disease, and some of the attacks can be fatal. Several years ago he was in a research program that developed a treatment for this disease, lessening the attacks and the severity of these attacks. Since then many more treatments have been developed. This medicine is one of those with less severe side effects and it has kept him out of the hospital for eight years. Today I am thankful for the miracle drugs, the ones that work, that God allows mankind to develop.
Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me Lord and I will be healed, save me and I will be saved for you are the one I praise
February 8, 2017 – Protection
There are many forms of protection today. We have the military that fight the wars in other countries so that they don’t spill over into ours. We have police officers, who for the most part, are good men that put their life on the line to protect us in our cities and neighborhoods. We have fire departments that can quickly extinguish a fire, although damaging one house, may save several around it from destruction.
We have doctors, nurses, surgeons who do their very best to protect our health, and researchers always looking for more ways to keep us healthy. We have firearms to protect our loved ones and our selves from assaults and home invasions.
We have insurance companies, that for a certain amount per month issue a policy that protects the losses you may receive through an act of God, vandalism or other on your vehicles and your homes. And we have life insurance to protect our love ones from being hounded by bill collectors when we pass away. But the best protection we have comes from God, who often protects us from others, from illness, from catastrophe and often from ourselves. Today I am thankful for all of this protection.
Psalm 18:30 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.