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February 27, 2018, 11:16 AM

Spiritually Healthy Is Just Healthy

I just Googled, "how much is spent on health care in the United States in a year?" The answer is 3.2 trillion dollars. That's right...TRILLION with a T. I can't even fathom that number. I can't even really wrap my mind around a million so trillion is definitely out. Health care is a big deal. I have health insurance as I'm sure you do. I go to the doctor and get check ups. I am concerned about my health. But how much thought do we give to our spiritual health? 

Proverbs 17:22 refers to our mental and emotional health affecting our physical health when it says, A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Emotional and mental health are affected by spiritual health so let's look at how it's all connected. 

Let's take one thing...stress. We all know that stress is harmful to physical health. Here are a few things that stress causes: headaches, depression, upset stomach, chest pain, and insomnia. We know that all of these things have even more negative effects on our physical health. But what does spiritual health have to do with this?

One of the issues with stress is worry or anxiety or both. We struggle with worry and anxiety because our spiritual health isn't good. We are struggling to trust God. Because we are struggling to trust God we take too much on ourselves causing us stress. We our spiritually unhealthy, which leads to emotional distress, which leads to being physically unhealthy. 

So think about it...on a scale of 1-10 how spiritually healthy are you? (1 being unhealthy and 10 being on top of the world) What do you need to do to nudge yourself over to being spiritually healthy? How can you grow in your relationship with God to be healthier in every aspect and area of your life. 

So as this week goes on spend some time analyzing your spiritual health and seeing the ways that you can take a step or two to getting healthier. 

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