Monday, May 14, 2012
What Does the Bible Say About Wellness?
Even though the word "wellness" is not found in the Bible, God has a great deal to say about it. God's desire for us is to experience perfect health and well being in the form of optimal spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellness. He wants us to be fulfilled, live with purpose and live the abundant life (John 10:10). That's mental wellness. He wants us to experience love, peace, joy and all the fruits of the Holy Spirit and be free from worry and stress even in the midst of trials and tribulations (Gal 5:22, 1 Peter 5:7). That's emotional wellness. God wants us healed and free from sickness and disease (Psalm 103:3, Isa 53:5, Matt 5:17, 1 Peter 2:24). That's physical wellness. God wants us to prosper and have all our basic needs met (3 John 2, Psalm 35:27, Matt 6:33). That's financial wellness. More importantly, God wants us to know Him intimately, worship Him and spend eternity with Him (Jo 3:16, Jo 17:3). That's spiritual wellness. In short, God's wants us to be whole and blessed in every aspect of our life (Mark 10:52). Now that's true wellness!