To be honest, the part of medication that I am most interested in are the side effects. After listening to several commercials for medications and all of them having possible side affects, is it possible for the side affects to be more harmful than the original problem? I am like most people, I want medical help when I am experiencing physical problems, but I am wary of any medicine that might do more harm than good. I guess we all have to decide for ourselves when a particular medicine might do more harm than good.
Please don’t think I am upset with the pharmaceutical companies. I am thankful for people who study the human body and find medicines that help us when we are sick. I am also thankful for them telling the public the possible results, good and bad, when you take the medicine. I want to know everything about the medicine I am taking so I will not be surprised if I wake up with purple pokadots all over my body!
Have you ever thought about any possible side affects when a person becomes a Christian? When a person repents of his sin and trusts in Christ to redeem them from their sin, is there any negative side affects that can be connected with their decision? The answer to that question is, “No.” As a matter of fact, when a person trusts in Christ his life is cleansed and his perspective is transformed for the good. Psalm 105:1-5 promises us, “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart I will praise his holy name. Let that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”
It is good to know that God is aware of our needs, and when we trust in Him our life is filled with good things. This does not mean that our lives will always be smooth and free from troubles. This Scripture reminds us God is with us in all the circumstances of life, and any side affect from trusting in God will be to our benefit. Be sure that your life is full of God’s blessings and guidance each day that He gives you. Remember, don’t give in to sin. Think about it!
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