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“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.” – Psalm 34:19.

Comment:

Indeed, the woes or troubles of man from which he needs deliverance from the Almighty God – JEHOVAH – are many. One phenomenon that reminds us of our insufficiency and dependence on Him is ill-health. Sin, from which man needs deliverance, is responsible for the health problem man is facing today, hence Jesus Christ told the man who was disabled whom he healed in the temple, “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” - John 5: 14.

Ahaziah, King of Israel fell sick, but instead of seeking help from JEHOVAH, a present help in time of trouble, he consulted with the god of Ekron, as a result of which he died. (2 Kings 1:1-17) But when Hezekiah, King of Judah was “sick unto death”, he earnestly sought the face of God for help and was healed. – Isaiah 38.

Ill-health came as a result of imperfection. But God Almighty will help those who have implicit faith in Him and are prayerful. Whatever medication we take, we should believe and trust that it is by Jehovah's power that the drugs will be effective – Jeremiah 17: 14; 32: 27, 17; Psalm 103:3.

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