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𝐀𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐍𝐨𝐭?
If you had a dog that bit one out of every three people who came to your house, would you keep it? A significant percentage of people who use alcohol for social or recreational purposes become alcohol-dependent for part of their lives. In the US, about 30% of adults have had an “alcohol-use disorder” in their life. Excessive drinking leads to 88,000 deaths a year, and shortens the life of those who die by an average of 30 years. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. Alcoholic beverages are legal, socially accepted, and relatively inexpensive—but they are not harmless.
𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘆 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 According to a new analysis of 87 studies, the heart health and longevity benefits in all but six were “seriously flawed” and “shaky at best.”i Many studies were underwritten by alcohol lobbies—the remaining studies that were of higher quality showed no benefit.ii The US Department of Health and Human Services has removed language in its guidelines which suggested light drinking could confer heart benefits for certain people. England’s government guidelines now state that there is “no safe level” of alcohol consumption, and even small amounts increase the risk of certain cancers.iii At levels commonly seen in social drinking, even levels deemed safe for driving, alcohol prompts a sharp increase in destructive free radical activity, linked to a wide array of chronic diseases, including liver damage.
𝗕𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 Alcohol molecules are tiny, and soluble in both fat and water. They easily permeate almost all parts of the body. Alcohol irritates the lining of the digestive tract, and increases the risk of mouth and liver cancer, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis and gastritis.iv A large-scale analysis showed that women having just 3 drinks a week significantly increased their risk of breast cancer.v
At low doses alcohol acts as a stimulant and lessens inhibition, but it is classified as a depressant because at moderate to high doses it actually depresses brain activity. Alcohol can damage brain tissue, even in socially acceptable amounts. Modest levels of alcohol intake can result in slowed reaction time, clouded judgment, and increased mistakes, all without the drinker recognizing his or her impairment.vi Perhaps that is one reason why alcohol is linked to 40% of industrial injuries and 50% of all driving fatalities.
The brain’s frontal lobes, the centers for emotions and planning, are especially susceptible to alcohol damage. Quitting alcohol helps the brain to recover, often with marked improvement in memory and learning in as little as six months.vii
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘅 Articles on the so-called “French Paradox” touting alcohol’s heart health benefits have been widely published. However, lower death rates from heart disease in the French were linked to their low consumption of saturated fat in the past—and high consumption of more healthful fats for more than 30 years—not wine consumption.viii Bold new guidelines released by England’s Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies challenge the long-held belief that drinking wine or any alcohol can cut the risk of cancer, heart disease, and memory loss.ix
According to Dr. Robert Superko, former director of the Cholesterol, Genetics, and Heart Disease Institute in Berkeley, California, the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol have been greatly overstated. He calls heart health studies with alcohol “quite biased.”x “Add that insight to the considerable role alcohol plays in the alarming obesity epidemic in the United States,” Dr. Superko says, “and a highly unflattering picture of alcohol’s cardiovascular effects emerges. Indeed, alcohol avoidance, along with increased physical activity and the elimination of simple sugars from the diet, ought to be at the core of any strategy to reduce the obesity problems. Alcohol is very calorie dense. One glass of wine contains as many calories as a Snickers candy bar—about as many as are burned in a one-mile walk.”xi
𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝑱𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒔 𝑫𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝑨𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒉𝒐𝒍? In our culture, wine means a fermented beverage. The Greek word for wine (oinos) can mean either fermented or unfermented juice.
Jesus drank unfermented juice, the “𝑝𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑒.” 𝐷𝑒𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑦 32:14. He turned gallons of water into sweet, fresh unfermented grape juice. John 2:1-11. Such succulent beverages were highly prized among the ancients and had the blessing of God. “𝐴𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑦 𝑖𝑡, 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑡.” 𝐼𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑎ℎ 65:8. The Scriptures have continued warnings against alcohol, that it attacks the user with a vengeance and “at the last” has the death bite of a poisonous viper. Proverbs 23:32.
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝘀.
The Adventist Health Study has shown that a diet rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans plus regular exercise improves heart and immune function, lowers stress, high blood pressure, stroke, dementia and cancer risk. It also adds years of quality life. Creating social occasions around attractive, flavorful fruits, salads, beans, vegetables, and flavorful juices or herb teas can brighten any social gathering. It creates a wholesome atmosphere for all to enjoy, safeguarding that person who might be vulnerable to addiction. If you are fighting an addiction, always work with your healthcare team and support group.
𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗲𝘀!
For optimum heart health, make healthful lifestyle choices and grab those dark-colored grapes with plant compounds called polyphenols. The latest word from the grapevine is to choose “pure blood of the grape,” the unfermented juice, with its “blessing” in the wholesome cluster. That is undoubtedly the safest, wisest, and most wholesome way to receive the health-promoting benefits of grapes.
𝙄𝙛 𝙖𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙝𝙤𝙡 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥. 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧. 𝘼𝙨𝙠 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙤𝙢.
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𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙎𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨
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"How to share the household work is a hot button issue for many couples. We decided to figure out the day-to-day tasks the other absolutely hates to do and then swap them. If your spouse does the chore that makes you a complete pile of misery, you'll appreciate it (and him!) even more."
—Angie and Eric Whitehead, married 21 years, Baltimore, MD, taken from Marriage Tips That Kept Them Together
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𝐒𝐦𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐬. If you smoke and want to kick the habit, you are not alone. Two out of ten adults age 25-44 years old in the US smoke. Over 40 million men and women smoke in the U.S., and worldwide figures top 1.5 billion.i That figure does not include marijuana, which is rapidly trending up in the U.S. Most smokers began using tobacco before the age of 18. Tobacco addiction is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States killing 480,000 each year which is equal to four 747 airplane crashes a day.
Smoking is a major cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases. Seventy percent of smokers interviewed say they would like to kick the habit, and if you are one of them, we have good news: you can do it!
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐦𝐨𝐤𝐞? Tobacco elevates stress hormones and dopamine, which work together to increase energy and produce a quick “lift.”ii Nicotine is highly addictive and quickly changes the brain by altering neurotransmitter function, especially dopamine.
Dopamine is linked to feelings of joy and happiness as well as learning and motivation. When nicotine is stopped, it leaves the system within 30 hours of the last dose. But dopamine circuitry is altered due to addiction, so normal activities don’t kindle the same pleasant feelings. Since brain chemistry takes time to return to normal, relapse can occur.
An aggressive “recovery lifestyle” stimulates dopamine and promotes healing while reducing the risk of relapse. Thousands of people quit smoking every day. The following 7 “𝙍”𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙮𝙡𝙚 can help you kick the tobacco habit for good!
1. 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙙. Plant foods lower stress, cut cravings for sugar and stimulants (like tobacco and caffeine), and improve mental function and mood. Enjoy plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Avoid junk food, saturated animal fat and trans-fats, caffeine, and large amounts of refined sugar. When you eat better, you will feel better and have the energy to make better choices.
2. 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙧 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙚. Exercise increases dopamine and other neurotransmitters associated with motivation, reward, learning, and behavior.iii Exercise also reduces withdrawal symptoms and the desire to smoke.iv Exercise lowers stress, depression, and anxiety; it improves mood, well-being, and mental processing; it also increases learning power.
3. 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙩. Regular sleep restores the brain. It helps control stress hormones and blood sugar, and reduces irritability, fatigue, and stress. Taking time for mental and physical rest is a major weapon against relapse. Refreshing sleep and periods of relaxation increase energy. Deep breathing exercises calm the body and mind in the middle of a stressful day. Your brain solidifies the new habits and routines during deep sleep.
4. 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮. Establish regular hours for meals, exercise, and rest for healing and energizing your brain and body. Start your day with a refreshing glass of water. Eat fresh fruits, some nuts, and a whole grain cereal for breakfast. Take a brisk ten minute walk after each meal to help curb tobacco cravings. Rearrange your physical environment to reflect your new choices. Throw away the “smoking jacket” and keep your gym bag in plain view. Drink water between meals, and enjoy a lunch that is rich in dietary fiber such as beans, leafy green salads, and fresh vegetables. Keep supper light.
5. 𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨. We are wired for relationships. We all need relationships because we are made in the image of a loving God, who calls us to a healing relationship with Him and each other. Addictions create a false relationship with the addiction. They create isolation and despair. Building healthy relationships helps ease depression linked to addiction; creates opportunities for giving and receiving and provides support and accountability.
6. 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚-𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮. Owning your decisions makes learning new habits possible. Practicing new attitudes and actions takes time and perseverance, but yields great benefits. God will give you the power to change. “𝐼𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑑.” 𝐽𝑜ℎ𝑛 8:36. He is reaching out to you by His Spirit and through His Word, and through others who love and care for you.
Practicing new thinking, new choices, and new habits involves daily decisions.
7. 𝙍𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙬𝙖𝙡. Spiritual health is at the center of a healthy lifestyle. God will renew your heart, change your desires and give you power and wisdom for life’s challenging journey. Through Bible study, prayer, and practicing the principles of life taught by the Bible, peace, forgiveness, endurance, and victory are possible. “𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐺𝑜𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒.” 𝑀𝑎𝑡𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑤 19:26.
𝑷𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝑷𝒖𝒓𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆!
You may feel that you have lost the power to choose what you know is right. Many people have overcome addictions, mastered new skills, learned to enjoy new activities, hobbies, foods, and friends—and you can too! How? By practicing the 7 “R”s.
But like practicing a new instrument, some sour notes may emerge as you learn your “new song” for living. Successful people are not mistake free—they just refuse to give up.
The more times a positive thought or action is repeated, the more it is cemented in the brain. You will need determination, but your body and brain will respond to healthful lifestyle changes. “𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝐺𝑜𝑑—𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑠, 𝑡𝑜 𝐻𝑖𝑚 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝐿𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝐽𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑠 𝐶ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡.” 1 𝐶𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 15:57. That is how millions have quit tobacco forever. You can be one of them!
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"Whenever we're working on something, we make it a point to ask the other person, '𝐶𝑎𝑛 𝐼 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝?' It's so simple, but often people assume that their spouse will automatically know what they need. You have to say it. It's hard to feel resentful towards the other if you start the conversation with those words."
—Mike and Colleen Dollar, married 14 years, LaGrange, GA, taken from 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘛𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘒𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘛𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 ... See MoreSee Less
𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝
We are looking at education differently after the extreme changes of last school year. Join Jeremy Hall as he reviews the blueprint we are given! Tune in on-air or online Sunday (7/26) at 5 p.m., Monday (7/27) at 10 a.m., and Wednesday (7/29) at 12:01 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less
𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙁𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙛 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙮
Chef Anthony will be speaking at the Wilson Seventh-Day Adventist Junior Academy on August 15th at 11 a.m. EDT & on August 16th at 3 p.m! He will be sharing the secrets to boosting the immune system. This is a free event and seating is limited. Call 906-639-3553 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿. The very word strikes fear, and with good reason. Each year nearly 14 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer, and 7.6 million die from the disease.i However, evidence shows that 30 - 40 percent of these deaths are preventable, and one-third can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment.
We look for a magic bullet, a single cause and cure, but in vain. Cancer is not just one disease—it is a group of more than 100 diseases. There are many factors—genetic, environmental, lifestyle, some mysterious. The search for a cure is a multibillion dollar industry, ranging from conventional to exotic.
An important weapon is found in the produce department of your grocery store. It is nature’s “Department of Defense.” Foods high in saturated fat and low in plant fiber increase the risk of numerous types of cancer and obesity.ii iii 𝙁𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠! Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans to reduce your risk of developing cancer and help you fight a better battle if cancer does occur.
Research published by the 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 (AICR) and others show several categories of nutrients and foods that have been shown to provide powerful benefits in preventing and fighting certain cancers.iv According to the AICR, at least two thirds of your plate should contain colorful, cancer-fighting vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and/or beans.v AICR has an online nutrition guide.vi Here are just a few cancer-fighting superheroes featured in a recent AICR report, Foods That Fight Cancer:vii
𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀. This includes all bean varieties (pinto, black, chickpeas/garbanzo, lima, soybeans, etc.), peas (green peas, split peas), and lentils. These high-fiber winners contain saponins, protease inhibitors, and phytic acid. Also known as phytochemicals, they protect cells from genetic damage that can lead to cancer. Protease inhibitors slow the division of cancer cells, and phytic acid slows tumor progression. The soluble fiber in beans helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.
𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗲𝘀. Berries are rich in fiber and vitamin C. They also contain phytochemical ellagic acid (especially strawberries and raspberries). Ellagic acid has shown protective benefits against cancers of the skin, bladder, lung, and esophagus in laboratory studies. Its antioxidant properties can deactivate certain cancer-causing agents and slow cancer cell growth.
Blueberries contain compounds that reduce DNA damage. Red grapes, and to a lesser extent grape juice, contain resveratrol, a compound that has been shown to slow cancer cell growth and inhibit tumor formation in lymph, liver, stomach, skin, and breast cells.
𝗖𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀. These include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and kale. They contain numerous compounds called phenols that activate enzyme systems that detoxify cells, diffuse cell damage, and inhibit tumor growth. Human studies link high intake of these vegetables with lower risk for lung, stomach, colorectal, prostate, and bladder cancer.
𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗳𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘀. Spinach, kale, romaine and leaf lettuce, mustard and collard greens, and Swiss chard pack a punch when it comes to fiber, folate, minerals, and carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids not only help prevent cancer via antioxidant protection, they also may inhibit the growth of certain types of breast and skin cancer cells. They are also associated with lower lung and stomach cancer incidence. Folate is linked to lower colorectal and ovarian cancer risk. Try lightly steamed greens with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon, and salt for a tasty treat.
𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗲𝘀. Tomatoes form part of a tasty team of red foods that contain lycopene, a powerful carotenoid that fight cancer. Other members of this flashy family include red or pink fruits such as watermelon, papaya, pink guava, and pink grapefruit. Lycopene in tomatoes shows inhibitory effects on breast, lung, and endometrial cancer cells.
𝗪𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀. Whole wheat products, brown rice, whole grain oats, corn, and kasha are high in fiber and nutrition, but low in calories. They contain varying amounts of antioxidants, phenols, lignans, phytoestrogens, and saponins, which decrease cancer risk in general. Data from 40 different studies showed a 34 percent lower risk of cancer overall in those who have a generous intake of whole grains compared to those who eat very little whole grains.
Positive lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer. Fill your cart with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables—nature’s cancer fighters. They’re colorful, tasty, and inexpensive.
𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀: Foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber, obesity, and sedentary habits are all linked to increased cancer risk and lower survival rates when cancer does occur.viii 𝙁𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠! Healthy lifestyle habits to fight cancer include not only healthful foods but also daily exercise, sunshine (for vitamin D), maintaining a healthy weight, stress management, social support, adequate rest, and leaving alcohol and tobacco alone.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒅
We live in a world of trouble and sin where bad things happen that we do not understand. But God has given us principles that promote health and invites us to Him with our trials and fears. He promises:
Strength and comfort when sickness occurs. “𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐿𝑂𝑅𝐷 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑜𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠; 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑜𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑏𝑒𝑑.” 𝑃𝑠𝑎𝑙𝑚 41:3
Wisdom and guidance for each day. “𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑔𝑜; 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑔𝑢𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑀𝑦 𝑒𝑦𝑒.” 𝑃𝑠𝑎𝑙𝑚 32:8
Hope and healing for the future. For the believer, the promise of the resurrection and earth made new guarantee healing beyond the uncertainties we face here. “𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑛𝑜 𝑖𝑛ℎ𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑎𝑦, ‘𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑘’; 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑑𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑡𝑦.” 𝐼𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑎ℎ 33:24 “𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝐺𝑜𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑝𝑒 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑒𝑦𝑒𝑠; 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ, 𝑛𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤, 𝑛𝑜𝑟 𝑐𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦." 𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 21:4
God invites you to put your trust in Him for physical, mental, and spiritual health knowing that eternal life with no more pain and suffering is sure to come!
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