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Psalm 103 Teaches Us To Remember

“Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is withing me, bless His Holy name.” Psalm 103:1
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7

1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10

  • “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” Psalm 103:2.
  • “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.” Psalm 103:10

Never minimize the forgiveness of sin in your life.

2. Remember His Healing – Psalm 103:3b

  • “and heals all your diseases,” Psalm 103:3b
  • “By His stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:5

Remember who is The Great Physician.

3. Remember His Redemption – Psalm103:4a

  • “who redeems your life from the pit” Psalm 103:4a

Remember who is your Redeemer.

4. Remember His Steadfast Love – Psalm 103:4b – 5

  • “and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:4b -5

Remember who loves you unconditionally.


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Is Suffering a Punishment from God?

Is Suffering a Punishment from God?

Learning to deal with a chronic illness is understanding that chronic disease is not a punishment from God.

When suffering from chronic pain or illness, it is not uncommon to ask, “why me?” Never forget that our chronic disease and suffering is not a punishment from God though sometimes the chronic illness is a result of the consequences of a sin committed by you or someone else.

Bible Verse

Psalm 103:10 (KJV), “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”

What the Verse Means

Having a chronic illness and the resulting physical and mental suffering that may result is not punishment for sin.

Pray Using Scripture

  • Adonai, thank you for not having me suffer as I deserved to suffer or receive the punishment for my sins that I deserve.
  • Father in heaven, thank you for the provision you give me as a Believer in Jesus Christ through 1 John 1:9 (KJV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
  • I bless you, Even when my body and being aches I realize you have allowed me happiness and even joy, so I praise your holy name.

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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle. If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format.

Suffering is Not a Result of Punishment

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When suffering from chronic pain or illness it is not uncommon to ask “why me?” Never forget that our chronic illness and suffering is not a punishment from God.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Psalm 103:10 (KJV), “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”

What the Verse Means:

Having a chronic illness and the resulting physical and mental suffering that may result is not punishment for sin.

Praying Using the Verse:

  1. Adonai, thank you for not having us suffer as we deserved to suffer or receive the punishment for our sins that we deserve.
  2. Father in heaven, thank you for the provision you give us as Believers through 1 John 1:9 (KJV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
  3. We bless you, Lord. Even when our body and being aches we realize you have allowed us happiness and even joy, so we bless your holy name.

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