The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy. ~ Proverbs 15:18 (NKJV)
The book of Proverbs, in the Bible. is full of practical wisdom for healing. Modern medicine continues to confirm the truths that are written inside.
Sometimes when I read Proverbs, the Lord illuminates the spiritual truth; other times he reveals the physical reality.
Jesus is the Light of the world. When we fix our eyes on him, he fills our hearts with joy. I honestly cannot think of a single instance, when I finally changed my focus from my problem, my sorrow, my anger or pain to look at Jesus-to look into his Word, that I was not transformed into joy-filled believer in God!
In the same way, God created us to live in the light. We need sunshine! We need beauty! When we spend time outdoors soaking up sunshine, making vitamin D, depression leaves. Vitamin D deficiency is epidemic. Sunscreen inhibits the body’s ability to make this vital element. Our skin needs to absorb the suns rays! And our eyes need to be exposed to the natural light. UV protection sunglasses, worn all the time, reduce the amount of light we take in through our eyes. When the full spectrum of light hits our eyes, the optic nerve is stimulated, and has a positive effect on our endocrine system. (Do some research on this. It’s fascinating!) Sunlight makes us happy!
Healthy bones, spiritually speaking, are needed for our walk with the Lord. Without a strong framework, the deep inner Truth, our journey in the Spirit is handicapped. As members of the body of Christ, every bone and joint must supply for the organism to move and grow. We get strong spiritual bones by believing a good report: The Good News of Jesus Christ! Every word that is written in the Bible can bring strength to our inner man.
In the natural, our bones are critical for our immune system to work. The awesome news here is that when you believe a good report it literally strengthens the marrow of your bones, bringing health to your entire body! Laughter and joy create the environment for healing.
I remember a time when my husband was feeling really sick, like he was coming down with the flu. We had a date with friends to go see a play called Nunsense. (I highly recommend it!) Jack practically had to drag himself into the theater. While we were waiting for the show to begin, he kept saying that he thought he better go lay down in the car. He was just getting ready to leave when the show started.
This production was hilarious from the get go! In about ten minutes, Jack was laughing so hard he was crying. He looked at me and said, “I don’t feel sick any more!” His fever was gone and all the nausea had disappeared!
When you need healing, just remember this wonderful proverb. Apply it like the medicine it is, and watch God work!